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Lauren Clapper11/06/14
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Give Your Code a Shot of Caffeine

Percolate promises that the Caffeine library will speed up development for Android - as Java, in their own words, can be very “verbose.”

John Walter11/05/14
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Dev of the Week: Markus Eisele

Every week here and in our newsletter, we feature a new developer/blogger from the DZone community to catch up and find out what he or she is working on now and what's coming next. This week we're talking to Markus Eisele, Developer Advocate at Red Hat.

John Walter11/05/14
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The Best of DZone: Oct. 28 - Nov. 4

If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! This week's best include a glimpse to the future in IoT, an overview of the Lollipop API change, a tutorial for converting your legacy code, and the details of W3C's HTML5 recommendation.

Burke Holland11/05/14
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Adding Native Touches to Your Hybrid App

Designing hybrid apps can be difficult. The challenge is to use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to build apps that feel at home on multiple mobile platforms with different UI paradigms, but we frequently overlook the fact that Cordova gives us access to native OS UI components directly.

Francesco Azzola11/05/14
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Develop an Android Weather App with Material Design

This post describes how to create a weather app using material design guidelines. Material Design is a set of rules for visual design, UI interaction, motion and so on. These rules help developers when they design and create an Android app.

Lauren Clapper11/05/14
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Getting to the Center of Google's Lollipop

You’ve probably heard that Android is developing a new operating system called “Lollipop." So, what’s in store for this software upgrade?

Burke Holland11/05/14
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What Android 5.0’s Auto-Updating WebView Means for Mobile Apps

For years, hybrid development has been plagued by the the slow, buggy, and difficult-to-debug Android WebView. Now, with Android 5.0, Android has introduced a game-changing new feature: updatable WebViews.

Alex Curylo11/04/14
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SceneKit and Swift

Hmmm, looks like we’ve managed to completely overlook the existence of SceneKit in the annals herein thus far, even though it’s been around for a couple years on OS X now.

Simon Gladman11/04/14
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Swift and Core Data: Saving Data with Thumbnail Previews

Core Data is a framework that allows me to persist different reaction diffusion configurations so that the user can save and reload different patterns. Here I apply Core Data to my iPad reaction diffusion simulation app.

Alec Noller11/03/14
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The Optimism of IoT: Everything Will Still be Awful in 2020

Look, the Internet of Things is creating a wave of cool new stuff. A lot of the Things getting attention are glorified toys, but there is also a lot of truly valuable work being done. That said, the optimism comes on a little strong sometimes: IoT is going to change a lot of things, but some things don't change.

Edmund Kirwan11/03/14
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The Blighttown Corollary

Can an image capture an entire system's structural integrity? Can we tell from a graphic whether a system is well-structured? The Blighttown corollary highlights the importance of a good package structure, as this structure will probably constrain the quality of the entire system's structure.

John Walter11/02/14
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The Best of the Week (Oct 24): Mobile Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Mobile Zone (October 25 - October 31). This week includes a download of the Android Lollipop API changes, Telerik's acquisition announcement details, and a look at mobile apps becoming fat clients.

Ricky Yim10/31/14
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Calabash-ing iOS Applications

Automated acceptance testing is a standard and common practice when developing web applications

Mark Morrell10/30/14
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Accessible content for everyone and every device

Everyone, whether they have a disability or not, needs to have the same experience when using any intranet information or applications. Employees with a disability may use devices to help them. Your intranet needs to be compatible with these to avoid risking breaking the guidelines and any law that applies in the country where the person works.

Troy Miles10/30/14
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Cross Platform Mobile Apps with the Ionic Framework

Here are the slides from my talk on the Ionic Framework.