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John Blanco07/16/14
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Getting the Charles Debugging Proxy to Work with iOS and Genymotion

The Charles Web Debugging Proxy is a near mandatory tool for any developer. Getting it to work with your desktop apps is usually very easy since it just… works. However, for use with mobile, there are a couple tricks.

Alec Noller07/15/14
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Android L's Material Design: What Exactly Is It?

With Google I/O came the announcement of one of Android 5.0's biggest new features: Material Design. If you're still wondering what that means, exactly - or what the point is - Liam Spradlin has some thoughts on the defining aspects of Material Design.

Peter Zaitsev07/15/14
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Simple MySQL Master HA with mysqlnd_ms

I had the pleasure of presenting to the PHP Users Group Philippines a few days ago about mysqlnd_ms. The mysqlnd plugin, MySQL Master Slave, is a transparent layer on top of mysqlnd extension.

Raymond Camden07/15/14
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Cordova Plugins Update, and New Contacts Demo

Recently the Cordova team released updated plugins. You can read the details here: Plugins Release: July 8, 2014. Of particular interest to me was the update to the Contacts plugin, specifically the addition of a new API, pickContact.

Doug Winfield07/15/14
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Generate a Serializable Data Access Layer with Telerik Data Access

A demanded feature on our Ideas and Feedback portal is the out-of-the-box ability to generate persistent classes that can be serialized, and here it is in Telerik Data Access Q2 2014.

Alec Noller07/14/14
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DZone Research Mobile News Update (July 14)

Things continue to evolve in the mobile industry every day. Appery.io partnered with Auth0 and ForgeRock, Progress acquired Modulus, jQuery Mobile and Apache Cordova saw new releases, and Android L and Apple's Swift got a lot of attention. Here's all the best industry news updates through July 14th.

Alec Noller07/14/14
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Android L API Changes: The Weird and Questionable

We've been hearing a lot about Android L since Google I/O - fancy new garbage collection and such - but we all knew that the news couldn't be as simple as "everything is better." If you're wondering what's weird and questionable in Android L, Mark Murphy has the answers.

Peter Butkovic07/14/14
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Kindle for offline html docs reading

Summer is here. While laying on the beach, you can use the time to learn new programming language or get some overview on the framework of your interest. I bought myself Kindle, my beach holiday is just a day away, so it’s time to fill the reader with content.

Marco Siccardi07/14/14
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Using BugSense to Track Errors and Events in a Windows Phone App

Errors/exceptions are annoying and helpful at the same time. They can annoy you while creating your app. At the same time, they help you to improve the quality of your app (most of the time, that is). But what if your users choose to ignore errors? How should you improve your app’s quality?

Max Katz07/14/14
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Learn How to Build a Complete HTML5/PhoneGap App with the Appery.io in Atlanta

I will be in Atlanta July 16 showing how to build a complete HTML5/PhoneGap App with Appery.io. The event is sponsored by Atlanta HTML5 User Group and Atlanta Mobile Developers Group. Hope to see you there.

Ricky Yim07/11/14
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Swift REPL

A Read-eval-print-loop (REPL) is a simple program that takes input and immediately gives user feedback. The new language from Apple, Swift comes complete with its own REPL shell. To use it follow these simple instructions in a terminal.

Raymond Camden07/11/14
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Proof of Concept Cordova integration with Brackets

The past few days I've been working on a new Brackets extension that integrated with the Cordova command line tool. I've got a rough draft of it ready with almost every feature prepared so I thought I'd go ahead and let people know in case they wanted to start hacking on it.

Has Altaiar07/10/14
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TDD in Mobile Development, Part 2: Portable Tiny Inversion of Control Container

Previously, we looked at writing unit and integration tests for platform-specific code in Android and iOS. Also, I promised to show you how to write cross platform unit tests that would assert your logic once and for many platforms. However, in order to do that, you need to first consider how testable is your code.

Ricky Yim07/10/14
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You say Constructor Chaining, Swift says Initializer Delegation

One of the things that one must get used to with a new language is dealing with new conventions.

Matt Lacey07/10/14
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SQLitePCL vs. Akavache

Earlier this week I shared the news that there is now an "official(ish)" version of SQLite that can be used in what Microsoft calls "Universal Apps". I was asked how this compares with using Akavache, and if I have any recommendations.