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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?

Alec Noller06/04/14
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Dev of the Week: Jakub Holý

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 Jakub Holý, solution engineer at Iterate AS in Oslo, Norway.

Nabil Hachicha06/04/14
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Android Gradle: Add Native .so Dependencies

Handling native dependencies in your Gradle build can be a challenge, so the author wrote android-native-dependencies, a Gradle plugin for your native libs on Android.

Sasha Goldshtein06/04/14
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Intents, Contracts, and App Extensions: App Communication on Android, Windows Phone, and iOS

iOS 8 (and OS X Yosemite) will be equipped with app-to-app communication capabilities that can extend system functionality through a set of well-defined extension points. This is, without a doubt, the major iOS 8 feature. But how powerful are these extensibility features compared to Android and Windows Phone?

Harsha Vardhan06/04/14
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Android: Solution "install parse failed no certificates"

When trying to install a third party apk using the ADB tool, the author has faced a "Failure [INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_NO_CERTIFICATES]" error. To resolve the issue, he followed these steps.

Whitney Baker06/03/14
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DZone Weekly Link Round-up (June 3)

This week's topics include news out of the WWDC including OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, the first Tizen smartphone, Google satellites, Apple's swift programming language, some great infographics about programming languages, a robot inspired (and as terrifying as) raptors, and more.

Marco Siccardi06/03/14
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How to Use the WebAuthenticationBroker in a Windows Phone 8.1 Silverlight App

The WebAuthenticationBroker (WAB) needs some other code to work properly in a Silverlight project, and this post will go through all steps that are needed for this.

Whitney Baker06/03/14
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Apple Introduces Swift with iOS 8 at WDCC

Many things were announced at Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference (WDCC) on June 2, but one of the most intriguing developments was the introduction of Swift, a new programming language that works alongside Objective-C to make developing for iOS and OS X more streamlined.

Alec Noller06/02/14
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Introducing DZone's 2014 Guide to Mobile Development

Making informed decisions about mobile development requires an understanding of a wide variety of tools, strategies, and challenges, as well as careful consideration of the benefits and costs of every choice. DZone's 2014 Guide to Mobile Development was produced to help you understand these choices.

Nicolas Frankel06/02/14
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Scala on Android and Stuff: Lessons Learned

To combine the useful with the pleasant, I decided to use technologies I’m not really familiar with: the Scala language, the Android platform and the Gradle build system.

Troy Hunt06/02/14
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The Mechanics of the iCloud “Hack” and How iOS Devices are Being Held for Ransom

There's a new iPhone hack going around that remotely locks phones and demands a ransom to unlock them. In this article, the author explores how hackers are managing these attacks, and what can be done to prevent them and recover from them.

Frank Kelly06/02/14
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From Java to Objective C

In 2001, the author started to learn Java and how awesome it is compared to C and C++. Now he's been learning Objective-C and it's been a blast, and to help you do the same, he points to a quick translation guide.

Alec Noller06/01/14
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The Best of the Week (May 23): 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 includes a review of "Learning Objective-C by Developing iPhone Games," a visualization of the 500 highest-grossing Android apps, simple tips for securing Android apps, and more.

Harsha Vardhan05/31/14
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Dependency Injection: RoboGuice vs. ButterKnife

Dependency injection is a software design pattern that implements inversion of control and allows a program design to follow the dependency inversion principle.