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Seven Swift 2 enhancements every iOS developer will love

Apple makes good on Swift’s emphasis on performance, approachability, and ease in latest update

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Microsoft extends Cordova mobile dev to Visual Studio Code editor

The Cordova Tools extension provides new ways to build, debug, and preview apps with Visual Studio Code

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Increasingly popular update technique for iOS apps puts users at risk

JSPatch could allow malicious developers to bypass Apple's strict application review process and access restricted iOS functions

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Technology of the Year 2016: The best hardware, software, and cloud services

InfoWorld's 2016 Technology of the Year Award winners recognize the best tools and technologies for developers, IT pros, and businesses

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HackerRank Jobs mobile app values skills tests over resumes

The app matches developers with companies based on demonstrated ability and offers a guaranteed response time

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Take .Net cross-platform with Xamarin

For Microsoft developers fluent in .Net, Xamarin delivers on the promise of cross-platform coding, complete with a cloud-hosted test service that includes 2,000 devices

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Android open source move could boost Java and aid in legal battles with Oracle

Google's upcoming 'Android N' mobile operating system will leverage OpenJDK APIs

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The app dev undead: 5 technologies limping along

Famo.us, io.js, JavaFX, Objective-C, and Spring.Net have all faded away, but for different reasons

In search of a cure for slow mobile downloads

Why the mobile Web is slow and how developers of native mobile apps can eliminate the wait

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Startup is looking forward to competing with Microsoft -- its investor

As Microsoft launches a competitor, SkyGiraffe says its mobile app development product is already ready for prime time enterprise use

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Apple's open source Swift takes flight at last

With highly liberal licensing and a promising suite of features like package management, Swift's new open source version holds a lot of promise

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Microsoft PowerApps helps non-developers build mobile apps

The new tool allows nonprogrammers to create mobile business apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone with little to no coding

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Microsoft's new service makes app developers out of everyday employees

PowerApps lets anyone build a cross-platform mobile application -- no software development experience required

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Android Studio 2.0 zeroes in on improved workflow

A preview version of the IDE also highlights emulation and GPU profiling

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Android Studio upgrade improves memory profiler

Android Studio 1.5 also fixes bugs and improves lint checks for static code analysis

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Having fun with HTTP status codes

HTTP status codes go way beyond the 404 and 500 errors we have all encountered. Let's look at what they mean for a non-developer -- and figure out some of the geek humor that’s hidden in their midst

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How to create enterprise apps employees will actually use

Here are the most important items to consider if you want to build compelling internal mobile apps

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Add next-gen authentication to apps with Authy

Recently acquired by Twilio, Authy makes it easy to send codes to users' mobile phones for that extra measure of log-in security

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