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The Best of the Week (Oct 24): Mobile Zone

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Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Mobile Zone (October 24 - October 31). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. Exciting Times for Telerik (and You)

  • As revealed yesterday by Telerik’s co-founders and co-CEOs, Telerik has entered an agreement to be acquired by Progress Software, a U.S.-based public company (PRGS) with an established, global presence.

2. Are Mobile Apps becoming Fat Clients?

  • Improper Application Partitioning was an anti-pattern identified in the client/server days, but it’s repeating itself in today’s mobile world not just for enterprise but even for consumer apps. And that makes it even worse. Here’s how to fix it.

3. The day after JSON: Spearal and mobile apps

  • The goal of the Spearal project is to provide a open-source serialization library that just works, whatever the complexity of your data structures, and that can be used as a simple replacement for JSON in most cases. We are here going to show an example with a Spring-based server and an Android app.

4. Android 5.0 Lollipop API Change

  • Here's an in-depth look at the API changes that make Lollipop the most cutting-edge version of Android yet.

5. Windows Phone 8 Guide - Maps Tasks Launcher in Windows Phone

  • There are 4 different maps-related launchers available for developers for integrating the maps functionality in their Windows Phone App. Here are some tips to implement this functionality into your app.

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