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Alec Noller08/10/14
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The Best of the Week (Aug. 1): Mobile Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Mobile Zone. This week's best include Swift and Sprite Kit for physics and particles, the options for writing mobile applications, the importance of supporting user goals, and more.

Alex Curylo08/09/14
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iOS 8 Grab Bag

So, pretty much got your head around Swift now and ready to move on to all the other new goodies in iOS 8? Here’s a series that’s been chugging along since WWDC well worth your time to read

Alec Noller08/08/14
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Xtend: A Java-Compiling Alternative Language for Android

After Apple released Swift, some Android developers were jealous. After all, where's Dart for Android, or Go for Android, or Groovy for Android? Well, according to Andre Medeiros on the Futurice blog, the answer's already here: Xtend.

Simon Gladman08/08/14
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Investigating Array Performance in Swift

I was looking at my Swift Gray Scott application last night and started playing with different ways I could improve the speed of the solvers.

Troy Miles08/08/14
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Debugging and Tuning Mobile Web Sites with Modern Web Browsers

Let's face it, debugging mobile web sites is not fun. Hopefully these slides from my talk at Velocity in Santa Clara in June may help.

Alec Noller08/07/14
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Google I/O App Source Code on GitHub: Material Design, Android L, and More

If you're still curious about what Android L is all about - you know, what Material Design is, all that stuff - you can just take a look at Google's app from I/O 2014, which has been updated to include Material Design and the Android L Developer Preview. It's all available on GitHub.

Ricky Yim08/07/14
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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.

Juhani Lehtimaki08/07/14
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Watch This: Material Design in the 2014 Google I/O App

Material design is something that I have not had time to write about yet (but believe when I say that I will!). Fortunately there's no shortage of others talking about it.Today, Google's Android Developers blog released a great post about the process they used to build the Google IO app for this year's conference.

Alec Noller08/06/14
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Dev of the Week: Andreea Borcea

This week we're talking to Andreea Borcea, developer of patient-empowering solutions for the healthcare industry, co-host of Farstuff: The IoT Podcast, and featured author in DZone's 2014 Guide to Internet of Things.

Juhani Lehtimaki08/06/14
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On the Importance of Supporting User Goals, an Example

f you have seen any of my conference presentations you are aware that I keep raving about understanding and supporting user goals in your app design. No matter how visually polished an app is, and no matter how great its design patterns are, the app will fail if it doesn't help users achieve their goals.

Alec Noller08/06/14
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The Best of DZone: July 29 - August 5

If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! This week's best include the ultimate guide to Java 8 features, a beginner's guide to JPA/Hibernate entity state transitions, when to dump Scrum for Kanban, and more.

Gonzalo Ayuso08/06/14
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Debugging Android Cordova/Phonegap Apps with Chrome

With Android we can see the log with “adb logcat” but it’s a nightmare. Huge amount of information about our app and also about the operating system.

Ricky Yim08/06/14
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Access Control in Swift

Since Swift was released at WWDC this year, Apple have clearly stated the language is still in beta. This was proven by the fact that the last release, beta 4, introduced a new feature, "Access Control."

Ricky Yim08/05/14
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Flipping Cards with Swift and UIKit

One requirement I had recently was to display cards in an iPhone application and upon tapping on it, flip the card around. This article goes into details on how to do that with the help of Swift and UIKit.

Gil Zilberfeld08/05/14
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Test Attribute #7 – Footprint (Trusting Your Tests)

The question is – what if the test fails? Since you’ve allowed the tests to mark their territory, you now have tests that are hard to reproduce. That will cost you in debugging, and maybe in even resolving the problem. As always, it’s an ROI balance of risk analysis and mitigation.