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The Best of the Week (Mar. 13): Mobile Zone

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The Best of the Week (Mar. 13): Mobile Zone

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Microservices! They are everywhere, or at least, the term is. When should you use a microservice architecture? What factors should be considered when making that decision? Do the benefits outweigh the costs? Why is everyone so excited about them, anyway?  Brought to you in partnership with IBM.

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Mobile Zone (March 13 - March 20). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. Firebase, Meteor & Cognito: Just Enough Database for a Mobile World

  • In this article, we’ll look at three platforms that aim to give developers a quick and easy way to implement the common mobile app use case of “storing stuff” for users across devices. All of these frameworks can run in offline mode and offer mechanisms for automatic syncing.

2. The 7 Pains of Developing Mobile Apps (and How to Solve Them)

  • Mobile apps are on a trajectory the likes of which have yet to be charted. Digi-Capital forecasts that by 2017, the mobile app market will reach $70 Billion of global revenue, with non-game apps to double revenue share from 26% to 51%. This will be made possible by 2017’s expected 200 billion app downloads.

3. How to Generate Sky Visuals in Unity 5

  • In my book, Unity in Action, I mostly cover how to program games. However I also cover some crucial art tasks; here is an excerpt that explains how to create a skybox in Unity 5.

4. Initialization in Modern C++ vs. Apple's Swift

  • Initialization is very important in any language and both C++ and Swift have built in constructs and checks to help make sure that objects get completely initialized before they are used.

5. Video: Create Responsive Mobile App with Bootstrap and AngularJS

  • This video shows how to create a responsive mobile app using Bootstrap and AngularJS frameworks in Appery.io.

Discover how the Watson team is further developing SDKs in Java, Node.js, Python, iOS, and Android to access these services and make programming easy. Brought to you in partnership with IBM.

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