Although Android Studio 2.0 was just declared ready to go, the news has been overshadowed somewhat by some scurrilous claims that Google is planning on hooking up Swift to Android as a “first class” language. With the endless litigation between Oracle and Google continuing to churn on (the latest on this front is that Oracle […]

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Rust, the superficially low-level language developed by Firefox progenitors Mozilla, has been quietly under development for the past seven years. With the language having hit version 1.0 in May 2015 however, the company is now on a marketing drive. At a well-received session at QCon London last week, Mozilla Research Engineer Felix Klock took to the […]

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14 Mar

An overview of all the latest improvements to the Swift language, and an interactive demonstration inside a playground showing how Apple’s newest language ticks. Filmed at Voxxed Days Zurich.

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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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As any mobile developer knows, cross platform development can be a soul-suckingly time consuming process. Yesterday, Facebook helped make the ordeal a little easier for some by officially launching React Native for Android – an open source JavaScript and React based software project. The tool is used in various Facebook production apps, and by layering […]

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If you’re still stewing about Google’s thinly veiled effort to usher devs towards in-house project Android Studio by killing Eclipse Tooling support, take heart – there’s an Android alternative waiting in the wings. Going under the name H5OS, this new web-based operating system, based, as the name suggests, on HTML5, is aiming to give web […]

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Cast your mind back to June 2nd 2014, when Apple managed to turn the heads of developers worldwide with the surprise launch of new programming language Swift. This wasn’t even the first time a Swift language had debuted. Apple’s offering was preceded by a Swift language designed for parallel scripting on multicores, clusters, clouds and supercomputers […]

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Developer interview time again. And today it is my pleasure to welcome Corinne Krych to the series as the first female engineer. She is working in the AeroGear team at Red Hat and in particular on the Swift libraries for iOS. We talked about social authentication via OAuth2 with Swift in iOS and also took […]

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Today, building the next generation of mobile apps and scaling them to manage success requires leading edge platforms and infrastructure. In this session we look at how you can use the Google Cloud Platform to build highly scalable, Java-based mobile backends. Using the Mobile Backend Starter and live demos, we’ll show how easy it is […]

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Emilia Ciardi gives Mark Hazell some of her top tips for crafting the perfect mobile interface. With the app market getting ever more crowded, it’s never been more important to understand the needs of your users and deliver the perfect mobile UX. Filmed at Voxxed Days Ticino.

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