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Alec Noller07/17/14
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The Best of DZone: July 9 - 16

If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! This week's best include reasons not to switch to Java 8 (yet), Raspberry Pi's new release, the Dockerized future, the downsides of Google Play Services 5.0, the good, bad, and ugly of JSON, and more.

Alec Noller07/17/14
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Realm: A Memory-Efficient Mobile Database

If you're a mobile developer looking for a database that won't crush devices more thoroughly than Play Services 5.0, SQLite isn't the only option anymore. Now there's Realm, currently available for iOS (and Android, soon).

Mike Croft07/17/14
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A Smartphone as a Java EE Server: Glassfish 4 on Ubuntu Touch

Android is (at the moment) my favourite mobile OS, but it’s always disappointed me a little that there was no way to get Java running on it since it lacks necessary packages so when Ubuntu Touch was announced, it finally seemed that there was a New Hope!

Matteo Pagani07/17/14
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Porting a Windows Phone 8.0 Application to Caliburn Micro 2.0

Caliburn Micro is a big improvemenet compared to the previous version, but it also includes many breaking changes. In this post I’ll detail the most important ones I had to face during the migration.

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.