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Alex Curylo06/11/14
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Are the Wearable Stars Aligning?

Are the wearable stars aligning? They could be, could be. Us, we're going to run with the hypothesis that executives at Nike know exactly what they are doing aligning one of their former executives with the Apple board.

Alec Noller06/10/14
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Android's Options for Dependency Injection: Dagger, RoboGuice, and ButterKnife

There are a number of choices out there when it comes to Android libraries for Dependency Injection, but how do you know which is for you? When differences are subtle, it can be helpful to look to the opinions of people who are excited about one solution or another. For example, Dagger, RoboGuice, and ButterKnife.

Benjamin Ball06/10/14
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A Critique of MQTT From a Software Architect

Most people would say that the MQTT has proven to be a fairly successful as a lightweight messaging protocol. However, Clemens Vaster, a Microsoft architect, wasn't so pleased when he sat down to write an implementation of MQTT 3.1.1.

Ian Skerrett06/10/14
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Internet of Things Link Roundup (June 10)

This article is a roundup of interesting Internet of Things related resource from the following week. This roundup's topics include the recent Apple announcement about home automation, a Microsoft architect's critique of MQTT, lightweight M2M, and the impact of IoT in other industries.

Doug Winfield06/10/14
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26 Essential Metrics for Successful Mobile Apps

You have a great app idea and have created a mobile app to share your amazing idea with the world. The app made a great impact initially and marketing activities seem to be attracting downloads. But the revenue is declining. What's wrong?

Derek Weeks06/09/14
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5 Things You Need to Know About Open Source Components

You can’t get away from it. Thousands of open source components are being used in every industry, every day, to quickly build and deploy applications. For those not in the security industry, it’s hard to keep track of what is being done in this field to manage and monitor open source usage.

Alec Noller06/09/14
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Android UX & Design: Learning from the Failure of Others

Everybody knows the best way to bond with another person: by complaining about things that you both dislike. That seems to be the philosophy behind Eyal Lezmy's slides from GenyMobile, titled "Android App Bashing: Learn from the Biggest Fails."

Jorge Ramon06/09/14
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Grouping in a Sencha Touch Store

In this article you will learn the approaches to performing grouping in a Sencha Touch Store. The article covers: Using a Sencha Touch Store’s grouper config, using the Store Class’s setGrouper method, using the Store Class’s setGroupField method, using the Store Class’s setGroupDir method

Alec Noller06/08/14
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The Best of the Week (May 30): 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 5 pitfalls for new Android developers, a comparison of RoboGuice and Butterknife for Android dependency injection, HelloWorld with Java, iOS, and RoboVM, and more.

Doug Winfield06/07/14
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Catch Bugs Before They Reach Your Mobile Users

With mobile apps continuing to thrive and enterprise apps being on the rise, flawless performance is critical. If your app crashes, users will quickly abandon it and find another way to go about their business. In this article, you'll find tips on how to avoid crashes before they happen.

Alec Noller06/06/14
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Cider: Run Native iOS Apps on Android

Java isn't the only way to get an app onto an Android device. In fact, according to the creators of Cider at Columbia University, you can just use an existing iOS app. Cider's announcement page lays out the basics of the tool, which uses "kernel-managed, per-thread personas" to mimic a foreign OS (specifically iOS).

Doug Winfield06/06/14
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My First Hello World with Apple's Swift and Telerik UI for iOS

You’ve heard the big news from WWDC. Apple has a new modern language and it is named Swift. We at Telerik were eager to try the new language and write some code and our first impressions are very positive.

Ricky Yim06/05/14
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HelloWorld with Java, iOS and RoboVM

Ever since native iOS applications have been developed with Objective C, there has been a surprising emergence of alternatives to using Objective C as the language to develop these applications.

Ricky Yim06/05/14
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Why Swift is Making iOS Development Fun Again

When native applications were possible for iOS through Objective C, the author always thought that the language itself represented a "barrier to entry" to doing any iOS development. So come WWDC 2014, and the Swift programming language announcement, and he is excited again about iOS development.

Matt Lacey06/05/14
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Universal Apps are Confusing Because They're Not Apps...

... they're solution templates. "Universal app" is a nice term though, isn't it? It speaks to the idea of a single app that can run everywhere. We know that's not the reality but it seems like what a lot of people want to aspire to. So, what of these templates if they're not apps?