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This Month in Mobile: Kotlin, WWDC 2017, and Mobile App AI

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This Month in Mobile: Kotlin, WWDC 2017, and Mobile App AI

Get caught up on WWDC '17 takeaways, get Swift and Android tutorials, learn about mobile job opportunities, and more with our monthly zone review.

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Between WWDC 2017 at the top of June and hype ramping up around Google's support for Kotlin, there have been some big changes in the mobile development sphere lately. Get caught up with our handy overview.


5 DZone Articles to Get You up to Speed

  1. CoreData: CRUD With Concurrency in Swift - Part 1 and Part 2, by Marco Santarossa. Learn to perform CRUD operations using a background queue to avoid blocking the main queue, so your app can keep running smoothly.

  2. Android Clean Code: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3, by Mohanraj Karatadipalayam. These methods can help you make sure your app's code in clean and its architecture supports unit testing.

  3. An Introduction to Kotlin for Android Development, by Adam Sinicki. Learn how to get started with Kotlin. Type less code, eliminate null references and checked exceptions, and stay interoperable with Java to boot.

  4. On Strategies to Apply Kotlin to Existing Java Code, by Enrique Lopez Manas. With Google's full support, Kotlin is on the rise. Check out these ideas if you're planning to start migrating to Kotlin soon.

  5. Artificial Intelligence: The Next Big Thing in Mobile, by Amy Groden-Morrison. AI and machine learning are hot topics in plenty of industries, but Apple's planning an Artificial Intelligence chip that will make it especially exciting for mobile.


Mobile Development on the Web at Large

Onsen UI for Vue lets developers create mobile apps in Vue style, Richard Harris, July 11, 2017.

The 8 Biggest Announcements From Apple WWDC 2017, Natt Garun, June 5, 2017.

Why is Apple Dropping 32-bit App Support and How Will it Impact Your App?, Olivia Singh, June 27, 2017.


Who's Hiring?

Here you can find a few mobile development-related opportunities from our Jobs community. See if any match your skills and apply online today!

iOS Developer
Lalamove
Location: Hong Kong
Experience: 2+ years of experience with Swift (Objective-C is a plus) and experience with RESTful APIs.

iOS Developer
Prometheus Software, Inc.
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Experience: 2+ years of experience and App Store-published app(s).


Dive Deeper Into Mobile Dev Concepts

1. DZone's Guide to Mobile Application Development: a free ebook download.

2. Getting Started With Appium: DZone's latest Refcard on mobile development technologies.

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