Today, the idea behind “Write Once, Run Anywhere” applies to Mobile. Developers can write Java applications, and deploy them to the AppStore and the PlayStore. This has been made possible because of JavaFX, which provides the cross-platform toolkit for creating user interfaces. JavaFX is part of JDK 8 and is widely available JVM implementations on […]

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With less than 1% of the overall smartphone market share, it would be difficult for BlackBerry to lose any more ground. Having disastrously mis-categorised smartphones as a business product rather than mass consumer device at a pivotal point in their ascension, the company has been flailing for some time now. But whilst BlackBerry as a […]

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After a blogpost by CodeNameOne unleashed a torrent of JavaFX-directed angst at the start of the month, the community surged forward to offer solutions for the future trajectory of the platform. One firm advocate for JavaFX is Gluon co-founder Johan Vox, who earned a Duke’s Choice Award at this year’s JavaOne for his efforts in […]

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By Udemy Tip #1 – Use Type Inference to Simplify Variable Declarations Tip #2 – Value Types Are Passed by Copy Tip #3 – Functional Side of Swift Arrays Tip #4 – Make things generic Tip #5 – Representing the Lack of Value: Optionals Tip #6 – Tuples: Anonymous Structures Tip #7 – Enumerations: One […]

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By Udemy In 2015, Android is the most popular mobile operating system in existence. Figures from International Data Corporation show that Android eclipsed iOS in mid 2010, and by the end of 2014, the operating system owns about 81% of the market share, well ahead of iOS on 15%. The once-shy acquisition by Google is […]

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In this article by John Horton, the author of Android Game Programming by Example, we will look at developing the home screen UI for our game. (For more resources related to this topic, see here.) Creating the project Fire up Android Studio and create a new project by following these steps. On the welcome page […]

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Having leapfrogged  Google to become (for now) the go to source for news, Facebook has turned its attention to ensuring that all its users get their content as speedily as possible. Given that the huge and sprawling Android ecosystem is one of its most important gateways to its developing markets, the company has been investing […]

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Developer productivity fanatics ZeroTurnaround have recently turned their sights to mobile development, putting together an Android friendly version of their signature offering ‘JRebel’:  JRebel for Android. In a nutshell, this tool picks up any changes in applications and allows devs to leap over tedious build, install and run steps, without changing the state of the […]

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Android to iOS is a thorny path, and whilst there have been many challengers, a decisive solution for porting Java to Apple world has yet to emerge. Intel has also thrown its hat into the ring recently, and announced a new set of features for its Integrated Native Development Experience (INDE) developer tools platform this […]

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Android security experts are sweating under the limelight this week with the revelation that a staggering 95% of all devices in its ecosystem are vulnerable to a pesky vulnerability known as Stagefright. What’s most troubling about Stagefright is that, unlike previous viral storms like the Love-Bug virus, you don’t even have to open anything for […]

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