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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.

Bill Lahti03/03/14
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How to Make Promo Videos for Your Android App

The author found an article that explains how to make videos of your Android app in action. You can use these videos for promoting your app. It is very easy to do. All you have to do is use the ADB (Android Debug Bridge) tool in Eclipse. Connect your device and then start the ADB shell with something like this.

Brian Gracely03/03/14
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The Mobilecast #22: Acompli Redefines BYOA & Email

Brian Katz talks with Javier Soltero (@jsoltero) about his company Acompli, who have just come out of stealth with their new email app currently in Beta. Acompli is looking to capitalize on the BYOA model through building a great User Experience around email with the ability to have enterprise administration.

Alec Noller03/02/14
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The Best of the Week (Feb. 21): 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 the announcement of Google's Project Tango, how to use Android APIs in JavaFX, news regarding Cocos2D and SpriteBuilder, and more!

Suresh Sri03/01/14
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Windows Phone 7 Introduction with Hello World Example

In this chapter we are going to see how to create a silverlight Windows Phone 7 Application using Visual Studio 2010. Here in this chapter we will create a Hello World Application and try to run it in Windows Phone 7 Emulator to check the working mode of the application.

Alec Noller02/28/14
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How to Make Android Development Less Frustrating

Sometimes, Android development is terrible. This recent blog post discusses some of the more common and recognizable pain points in Android development, and how to get around them.

Bill Lahti02/28/14
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Lessons from Angry Birds: My Thoughts on Android Game Tutorials

I would like share a few thoughts about designing tutorials for an Android game app

Marco Siccardi02/28/14
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How to Build a Custom Application Bar for Your Windows Phone App (the Easy Way)

In one of the author's recent projects, he was forced to use icons for the ApplicationBarButtons that didn’t fit into the circled template of the standard Windows Phone application bar.