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Benjamin Ball07/06/14
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The Best of the Week (June 27): Internet of Things

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Internet of Things Zone (June 27 to July 3). This week's topics include Google I/O's Android platforms, Salesforce wearable development, fog computing in IoT, Eclipse SmartHome, and new Zumo robots.

Mehul Rajput07/04/14
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Intro to Major Android App Development Architectural Patterns in Brief

There are numerous Android application development patterns in use these days, such as MVC, Layered Abstraction, Command, Flyweight, Adapter, etc. However, the first two are highly useful in modern contexts.

Julius Of Wp7agile07/04/14
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Review: Learning Windows Azure Mobile Services for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

Are you already using Azure Mobile Services for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8? It doesn't matter what your response is. Geoff Webber-Cross’s 'Learning Windows Azure Mobile Services for Windows 8...

Benjamin Ball07/03/14
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OpenStack Turns 4 - The Top 4 OpenStack Articles in its Lifetime!

It was recently mentioned this week on OpenStack's blog that OpenStack, the free and much-loved open source cloud computing platform, will turn 4 years old on July 19th, and they're declaring it a cause for celebration.

Raymond Camden07/03/14
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GapDebug, a New Mobile Debugging Tool

For the past few days I've been playing with a new, and rather interesting, mobile debugging tool called GapDebug. It provides a simpler way to debug both iOS and Android mobile applications, and works with web pages, PhoneGap, and Cordova applications.

Jim Bird07/03/14
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10 Ways to Make Your App More Secure: #7 Logging and Intrusion Detection

Logging is a straightforward part of any system. But logging is important for more than troubleshooting and debugging. It is also critical for activity auditing, intrusion detection (telling ops when the system is being hacked) and forensics (figuring out what happened after the system was hacked).

Alec Noller07/03/14
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RoboVM 0.0.14 Has Been Released

RoboVM 0.0.14 has been released! We heard about this tool not too long ago - cross-platform mobile development platform, taking Java to iOS - and it's pretty interesting, so if you're looking for a way to put your Android skills to use on other platforms, you might want to check it out.

Maximiliano Firtman07/02/14
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Android L and Other News for Web Developers from Google IO

In this article, you'll find an overview (complete with photos and descriptions) of the new features coming in Android L, such as a visual integration of native and web apps, the new Android L webview, new emulation tools for Chrome, Android One, Material Design, and more.

Michael Crump07/02/14
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Running Swift from the Terminal

After reading through the Apple Developer Docs, I found this: “Xcode’s debugger includes an interactive version of the Swift language, known as the REPL (Read-Eval-Print-Loop)… you can access it through Xcode’s console, or from Terminal.” Unfortunately, it does not tell you how to access it from the terminal.

Has Altaiar07/01/14
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TDD for Mobile Development

This post aims at exploring the best practices in terms of code quality and testability for mobile development.

Marco Siccardi07/01/14
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How to Load a List of a User’s Twitter Friends/Followers in Your Windows Phone App

During the last days, I was adding a new function to UniShare that suggests users the Twitter handles while typing in some text. The base of this new function is a list of the user’s twitter friends. In this post, I am going to show you how to generate this list and save it for further use.

Ketan Parmar07/01/14
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Android L Preview API Changes

In this article, you'll find a list and quantification of the API changes made in the preview of Android L, down to the individual packages that have been added.

Alec Noller06/30/14
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Android 5.0 & ART: A Compacting Garbage Collector is Coming

Google I/O shook things up a bit last week - ART is finally for sure, and now we've seen some cool new developer tools - but one significant aspect of ART that didn't get covered is garbage collection. According to the updated ART documentation, a compacting garbage collector is coming to AOSP.

Michael Crump06/30/14
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A First Look at the Developer Tools for Android L Preview

In this article, you'll find a look at the Developer Tools recently released for Android L. The author explores the entire process of setting up and exploring the tools from start to finish.

Andrew Smith06/28/14
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A Five-Step Guide to Automated Customer Support for Viral Apps

The article dwells on specific features of customer support in mobile apps industry and gives a 5-steps’ guide to successful mobile app-specific customer support when your product gets viral.