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Alec Noller09/01/14
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iOS First, Android Later (or Never)

You don't generally hear that you should develop for Android first, but even if you go iOS first, Android comes second. That's the traditional wisdom, anyways. According to Semil Shah on Haywire, though, "iOS first" is an understatement. It should be iOS first, and Android in the distant future, if at all.

Alec Noller08/29/14
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The Similarities of Swift & Scala

You've probably heard about Swift by now. And if you have, you might have noticed that it has a few things in common with Scala. You wouldn't be the only one. But if you're not yet persuaded, or if you'd just like to see these similarities fully explored, Jacob Leverich has you covered.

Ajitesh Kumar08/29/14
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Cordova Hello World with AngularJS & Bootstrap

This article presents a quick code sample to get started with Cordova or PhoneGap and AngularJS and Bootstrap CSS framework. The interesting thing to note is that the development can be be same as if you are developing an AngularJS & Bootstrap Web app.

Alec Noller08/28/14
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Visualizations of Android Fragmentation: Device, Brand, OS, and More

Remember that time Google fixed Android fragmentation? Well, even if you think it's not that bad at this point - that's fair - it's interesting to see just how much diversity there is when it comes to Android. To that end, OpenSignal has created a visualization of Android fragmentation.

Max Katz08/28/14
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Tutorial: Building a Mobile App With Orchestrate Database and Appery.io Development Platform

Appery.io and Orchestrate have collaborated to create this easy-to-follow tutorial on how to build a mobile app. The app is built in the Appery.io visual development platform, connected to an Orchestrate database via REST APIs, tested, and deployed.

Robert Diana08/28/14
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Geek Reading August 27, 2014

These items are a combination of tech business news, development news and programming tools and techniques.

Pankaj Sharma08/28/14
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How to Manage Mobile Data in Android Smartphones to Prevent Bill-Shocks

People these days use smartphones to simplify their lives and communicate flawlessly.

Alec Noller08/27/14
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The Best of Dzone: August 20 - 27

If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! This week's best include JPA Hibernate alternatives, an explanation of the Hadoop ecosystem, why you shouldn't waste time on code reviews, new features coming in Java 9, a rejection of Google's programming tests, and more.

Alex Curylo08/27/14
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Core Data And Swift

Here's an decently comprehensive curation of important tools as the Swift world dawns — keep an eye on all of these to see how they adapt to new world Swiftiness

Simon Gladman08/26/14
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Swarm Chemistry for iOS with Swift

Last summer, I created a few Flash based applications recreating Hiroki Sayama's Swarm Chemistry. I thought that as a follow on from my recent experiments with NSOperation and threading for iOS, I'd try the same in Swift.

Ajitesh Kumar08/26/14
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Cordova Hello World with Android & Eclipse IDE

This article is aimed to get you started with Cordova, an open-source mobile development framework, with Eclipse IDE and write your first Android app, Hello World. Read about what is Cordova, how & who should use it on this page.

Joost Van Schaik08/25/14
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Querying the Windows Phone 8.1 Map When There Are Child Objects Over It

To my dismay, I also discovered that the MapTapped event does not fire either when you tap on a location where a child object is displayed. Ergo – if you tap on the cross where the Windows Phone logo is displayed, nothing happens. So how am I to find out what’s underneath there?

Alec Noller08/22/14
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MPAndroidChart: A Library for Charts & Graphs in Android

If you're looking for some ways to chart and visualize your data in an Android app, here's a library that might make your life a bit easier: MPAndroidChart.

Max Katz08/22/14
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Building a Mobile App with Database in 5 Minutes

This video shows how to build a simple, yet complete mobile app connected to a cloud database via REST APIs.

Raymond Camden08/21/14
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Ionic and Cordova's DeviceReady: My Solution

I've been madly in love with the Ionic framework lately, but I've run into an issue that I'm having difficulty with. I thought I'd blog about the problem and demonstrate a solution that worked for me. To be clear, I think my solution is probably wrong. I'm sharing this blog entry as a way to discuss and get some feedback.

Alec Noller08/20/14
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The Best of DZone: August 12 - 19

If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! This week's best include avoding Hibernate anemia, MongoDB at MachineShop, the release of Android Studio 0.8.6, part 3 of a series on MongoDB schema design, and the second set of AngularJS interview questions.

Doug Winfield08/20/14
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3 Steps to Crafting an Effective Mobile Strategy for Your Enterprise

Having talked to a number of enterprise customers (those that were successful in creating a strategy), I spotted a pattern that inspired me to write this blog post. The process for creating a mobile strategy is overly complex, to summarize the effort and the approach, I will try to boil it down to the basic concepts.

Wolfram Rittmeyer08/19/14
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A First Glance at Android’s RecyclerView

This post is giving you an introduction to the RecyclerView, it’s many internal classes and interfaces, how those interact and how you can use them.

Alec Noller08/19/14
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Why Google Should Bring Scala to Android

There have been quite a few discussions lately of the idea that Google ought to open Android up to something other than Java. You know, Dart, or Go, or Groovy. From Madhukara Phatek, though, comes another idea: Scala for Android.

Raymond Camden08/19/14
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Targeting a Device Type with Cordova Emulate

Today I've got yet another Cordova tip that was probably known to most people. I'm working on a sample application that needs to run on an iPad, not an iPhone, but the problem was that every time I ran cordova emulate ios, it would fire up the application in an iPhone.

Alec Noller08/18/14
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Refcard Expansion Pack: Getting Started with Play Framework

This week, DZone released its latest Refcard: Getting Started with Play Framework. If you're interested in learning more about the Play Framework or sharpening your skills, we decided to dig into the DZone archives and find some of the most popular posts we've had on the topic.

Has Altaiar08/18/14
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Mobile Test-Driven Development, Part 3: Running Your Unit Tests From Your IDE

This post shows how we can have test driven development for mobile. We will look at options for running our tests from within our IDE and finding the right test runner for our development env without the need to launch an emulator or deploy to a device every time we want to run the tests.

Doug Winfield08/15/14
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Functional GUI Testing and Kendo UI

Telerik Test Studio helps teams solve just these problems, and the terrific integration points with Kendo UI make it even easier. Moreover, Test Studio helps you create solid, flexible, maintainable test suites that won't kill you with high maintenance costs as your system grows.

Max Katz08/15/14
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Video: Using PhoneGap APIs in Appery.io App

The video shows how to use the PhoneGap API when building a mobile app in Appery.io. The video demonstrates the following APIs: Beep (sound), notification, geolocation, barcode scanner, camera, and accelerometer.

Juhani Lehtimaki08/14/14
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Revisiting Yahoo! Apps

Yahoo! have been busy building Android apps some of which are among the most beautiful apps on the platform.