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Michael Georgiou03/08/14
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The Differences Between JavaScript and jQuery

JavaScript made its appearance on the scene 19 years ago and since then has become THE language for dynamic front end web development. If you want to do scripting on the web, JavaScript is it. And this programming language was going strong until an upstart called jQuery showed up.

Alec Noller03/07/14
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How to Handle Memory Management in Android

Memory management is a serious issue for Java development. When it comes to Android, though, things are a little different: consequences are limited to your individual app, rather than system-wide catastrophes. That means you might need some different strategies, and this recent article can help.

Troy Miles03/07/14
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How to Create a Calculator in PhoneGap

A lot of beginning PhoneGap developers have asked me if I had a simple PhoneGap tutorial. They didn't want anything complicated. No Backbone, no jQuery Mobile, no ChocolateChip-UI, just plain old HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Scott Morrison 03/07/14
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What We Should Learn From the Apple SSL Bug

Two years ago a paper appeared with the provocative title “The Most Dangerous Code in the World.” Its subject? SSL, the foundation for secure e-commerce. The world’s most dangerous software, it turns out, is a technology we all use on a more or less daily basis.

Moran Shayovitch03/07/14
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Simplifying Mobile App Development with HTML5 and BaaS

Today, Gizmox and Kinvey announced the integration of Kinvey's mobile backend as a service offering with Visual WebGui.

Alec Noller03/06/14
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PhoneGap 3.4 Released

Earlier this week, PhoneGap 3.4 was released. The PhoneGap announcement includes the usual background - how to install PhoneGap, how to upgrade PhoneGap, how to update an existing app, and so on - but the big announcement in this one is support for Firefox OS.

Anindita Basak03/06/14
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Developing Apps for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8.1 Using Windows Phone App Studio

The latest Windows Phone App Studio allows windows app developers not only to develop windows phone 8.0 or 7.1.1 apps, but also to develop apps that can be ported to windows 8.1 app store itself.

Alec Noller03/05/14
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Dev of the Week: Matt Butcher

Every week here and in our newsletter, we feature a new developer/blogger from the DZone community to catch up and find out what he or she is working on now and what's coming next. This week we're talking to Matt Butcher, Lead Cloud Engineer at Revolv, Inc, author, and teacher at Loyola University Chicago.

Mike Cottmeyer03/05/14
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Don’t sell me agile, solve my problem

A wise, retired CIO told me, “Don’t sell me your solution, solve my problem.” That statement further solidified my belief that I am not “implementing agile” (hang with me), but rather I am solving a problem or a set of problems that commonly occur in enterprise environments.

Alec Noller03/05/14
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Flow and Mortar: Libraries to Simplify Android Activities and Fragments

We recently heard about Square's Flow as a solution for Android-induced development headaches, and it's a pretty interesting tool that looks like it could do a lot to speed up some of the uglier parts of Android development.

Alex Curylo03/05/14
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TestFlight, R.I.P.

So no doubt pretty much everyone reading this uses TestFlight for distributing their betas, yes? Well, looks like you might have to rethink that plan.

Alex Curylo03/04/14
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How to Create Custom Keyboards in iOS

For our Underutilized iOS Feature Of The Week award, how about UITextField/UITextView’s inputView field? Probably pretty much totally overlooked it, haven’t you? Here’s a sample implementation for next time something like that strikes your fancy.

Matt Lacey03/04/14
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Nokia-X and Android Code that "Just Works"

The author has seen a number of people claim that it is rubbish that Nokia are claiming that existing Android code will just work unaltered on the new Nokia-X devices. Here's the thing though. They're not claiming that, but some of their claims are obviously causing some confusion.

Wolfram Rittmeyer03/03/14
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Stupid Mistakes Devs Make, Part I: Taking App Messages at Face Value

This is a new series about programming blunders the author makes. Stuff that keeps him looking for solutions in all the wrong places while the answer most often is glaringly simple. If only he knew that right away!

Alec Noller03/03/14
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Introducing DZone's 2014 Cloud Platform Research Report

Here at DZone, we are dedicated to providing our community with the knowledge needed to understand the latest technologies and trends and make the best decisions. That’s why we are excited to announce the release of our biggest research undertaking to date: DZone’s 2014 Cloud Platform Research Report.