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Maarten Ectors06/12/14
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How the Cloud Makes Windows Irrelevant

Windows has been running on the majority of PCs for many years now. Microsoft successfully translated its client monopoly into a stronghold server position. However times are changing and it is no surprise that the new CEO of Microsoft is a Cloud expert. Cloud can make Windows irrelevant.

Alex Curylo06/12/14
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Swift Reactions & Resources

It's time to get started earning your Swift merit badge, folks. In this article, you'll find a collection of links to help you get started with Swift and learn everything you need to know.

Alec Noller06/12/14
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Android Studio 0.6.0 Released

Last week, Android Studio 0.6.0 was released. This release sounds like a pretty simple one, focused mostly on adding support for version 0.11 of the Android Gradle Plugin and for IntelliJ's latest 13.x fixes. According to the release announcement, everything changed was behind the scenes.

Elizabeth Thomas06/11/14
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Automating the Continuous Integration of Android Projects With Gradle Using Jenkins on Windows

This post will show how to automate the deployment process of a Android Application using Jenkins Continuous Integration – to build the project, run the unit tests (if any), archive the built artifacts and run the Android lint reports.

Alec Noller06/11/14
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The Mobile Landscape: Cross-Platform Problems and Solutions

Mobile development has become a ubiquitous part of the software industry, and most developers understand the central dilemma organizations face when building a mobile app: cross-platform development. What options exist for deploying an app to multiple platforms simultaneously?

Raymond Camden06/11/14
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ngCordova Released

ngCordova is a set of Angular directives focused on Cordova APIs. For folks who already use Angular, this provides an easier and more "Angular-ish" way to work with Cordova.

Rambo Zhou06/11/14
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Make Distributed Systems Auto-Scalable : Examples

In the last post we talked about the conception how to make distributed system auto-scalable. It will be a design pattern for distributed system in auto-scalability. In this post we introduce 2 examples to explain it. We will talk about node elastic in next post.

Mark O'neill06/11/14
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Secure APIs drive the Connected Car

Although the cases study is focused on the Connected Car, I'd encourage anyone interested in API Security in general to attend the webinar. Sebastian Mennicke, Senior Consultant at IC-Consult, is an expert on API security and he will be talking about how APIs are secured, including details of OAuth 2.0 in action.

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."