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Joost Van Schaik08/25/14
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Querying the Windows Phone 8.1 Map When There Are Child Objects Over It

To my dismay, I also discovered that the MapTapped event does not fire either when you tap on a location where a child object is displayed. Ergo – if you tap on the cross where the Windows Phone logo is displayed, nothing happens. So how am I to find out what’s underneath there?

Alec Noller08/22/14
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MPAndroidChart: A Library for Charts & Graphs in Android

If you're looking for some ways to chart and visualize your data in an Android app, here's a library that might make your life a bit easier: MPAndroidChart.

Max Katz08/22/14
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Building a Mobile App with Database in 5 Minutes

This video shows how to build a simple, yet complete mobile app connected to a cloud database via REST APIs.

Raymond Camden08/21/14
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Ionic and Cordova's DeviceReady: My Solution

I've been madly in love with the Ionic framework lately, but I've run into an issue that I'm having difficulty with. I thought I'd blog about the problem and demonstrate a solution that worked for me. To be clear, I think my solution is probably wrong. I'm sharing this blog entry as a way to discuss and get some feedback.

Alec Noller08/20/14
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The Best of DZone: August 12 - 19

If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! This week's best include avoding Hibernate anemia, MongoDB at MachineShop, the release of Android Studio 0.8.6, part 3 of a series on MongoDB schema design, and the second set of AngularJS interview questions.

Benjamin Ball08/20/14
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Java 9 Features Announced — What Do You Think?

JDK 9 features have been announced, and we want to know what you think about them! Are these features something you've been waiting for, or are you a bit underwhelmed? Do some of these proposals seem to go against improvements that you want? Post a comment and tell us!

Doug Winfield08/20/14
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3 Steps to Crafting an Effective Mobile Strategy for Your Enterprise

Having talked to a number of enterprise customers (those that were successful in creating a strategy), I spotted a pattern that inspired me to write this blog post. The process for creating a mobile strategy is overly complex, to summarize the effort and the approach, I will try to boil it down to the basic concepts.

Alec Noller08/19/14
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Why Google Should Bring Scala to Android

There have been quite a few discussions lately of the idea that Google ought to open Android up to something other than Java. You know, Dart, or Go, or Groovy. From Madhukara Phatek, though, comes another idea: Scala for Android.

Raymond Camden08/19/14
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Targeting a Device Type with Cordova Emulate

Today I've got yet another Cordova tip that was probably known to most people. I'm working on a sample application that needs to run on an iPad, not an iPhone, but the problem was that every time I ran cordova emulate ios, it would fire up the application in an iPhone.

Alec Noller08/18/14
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Refcard Expansion Pack: Getting Started with Play Framework

This week, DZone released its latest Refcard: Getting Started with Play Framework. If you're interested in learning more about the Play Framework or sharpening your skills, we decided to dig into the DZone archives and find some of the most popular posts we've had on the topic.

Has Altaiar08/18/14
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Mobile Test-Driven Development, Part 3: Running Your Unit Tests From Your IDE

This post shows how we can have test driven development for mobile. We will look at options for running our tests from within our IDE and finding the right test runner for our development env without the need to launch an emulator or deploy to a device every time we want to run the tests.

Doug Winfield08/15/14
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Functional GUI Testing and Kendo UI

Telerik Test Studio helps teams solve just these problems, and the terrific integration points with Kendo UI make it even easier. Moreover, Test Studio helps you create solid, flexible, maintainable test suites that won't kill you with high maintenance costs as your system grows.

Max Katz08/15/14
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Video: Using PhoneGap APIs in Appery.io App

The video shows how to use the PhoneGap API when building a mobile app in Appery.io. The video demonstrates the following APIs: Beep (sound), notification, geolocation, barcode scanner, camera, and accelerometer.

Michael Georgiou08/15/14
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Mobile App Marketing: 5 Strategies to Boost Your App Downloads

Here are 5 marketing strategies that can help get your app discovered, thereby helping you boost your app’s download.

John Esposito08/14/14
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The Programming Challenges of IoT

There are two programming challenges for IoT: data & control, and information & business logic. For this article, we’re going to talk about the programming problems we can solve around IoT. We’ll start at the bottom (data and control) and work our way up to the big picture (information and business logic).