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Facebook open-sources framework for smoother Android apps

The Litho framework improves scrolling and memory usage in native apps

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Android Gboard smartens up with federated machine learning

Google's Federated Learning lets smartphones collaboratively learn a shared prediction model while keeping training data on the device

8 great testing tools for mobile app developers

8 great testing tools for mobile app developers

Emerging tools and cloud-based services help you get your apps right across devices

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Angular 4 reduces footprint, adds features

The latest version of the JavaScript framework reduces the size of generated code by more than half and moves to TypeScript 2.1

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Android switches to native Java 8 support

Hit the road, Jack -- Google is displacing the toolchain, but existing tools and plugins dependent on the Java class file format still should work

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Scaled-down Scala variant cuts ties to the JVM

Taking advantage of the LLVM compiler platform, Scala Native expands language’s opportunities on resource-constrained devices

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.Net Framework or .Net Core? When to use which

With so many .Net implementations, which should you use? And what do all those new names mean?

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How CIOs cope when mobile app development goes rogue

Business units often develop mobile apps on their own, turning to IT only when things go wrong. Better governance around business units and their mobile app demands can help alleviate the worst pain points

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Facebook tool cuts through React complexity

Facebook and Expo teamed up to make the Create React Native App tool for creating Android and iOS apps with no build configuration

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Based in C and similar to Swift, Gravity offers portable code for iOS and Android

The embeddable language can be used for mobile and desktop development

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Apple and SAP hope to create a new class of iOS developers

Apple and SAP are looking to foster a new breed of enterprise iOS developers by simplifying backend systems integrations and moving business services to the cloud.

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Apple's Swift soars into Tiobe's top 10 programming languages

However, Swift's Apple-centric focus could prevent the language from climbing much higher

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Build offline-first mobile apps without pain

Designing for intermittent connections is easier when the platform handles serialization, sync, and conflict resolution

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Review: Visual Studio 2017 is the best ever

Visual Studio 2017 is not only smaller and faster, but armed for many more use cases than previous versions

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Gradle upgrade builds Java apps faster for Android

A new approach to configuration in Gradle 3.4 ends 'dreaded' classpath leakage

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Apple and SAP to release ‘developer-centric’ tools for iOS

As the fruits of a relationship forged last May, Apple and SAP will offer developer tools and training to build iOS apps for the enterprise

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NativeScript 3.0 lines up release with Angular 4

Meanwhile, the framework for building native iOS and Android apps in JavaScript has improved debugging and Angular performance

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The 14 best tech jobs in America

Glassdoor's annual Best Jobs in America report shows data scientists, devops engineers, and data engineers rank among the best jobs overall in America's current job market.

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