Mobile Development

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Taking enterprise mobile development beyond the essentials

How the Built.io Backend brings flexible user authentication, granular access control, and other enterprise features to mobile applications

Samsung teams with Red Hat to build enterprise apps

The apps will run on Red Hat's new mobile application platform


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Facebook open-sources IDE based on GitHub Atom

Inside Facebook, developers created an IDE built around GitHub's highly popular Atom text editor -- and now they've made it freely available

Oracle says it has completed its stack of cloud services

Oracle has launched 24 new services to help customers onto the cloud

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Programming Famous gets easier with visual HTML5 builder

The creators of the fast and flashy HTML5 framework want to simplify development for designers

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Which approach to use for your data APIs: generic or specialized?

Common wisdom calls for a single, generic API to concentrate all interactions between frontend and backend. But the continuous increase in the diversity of client devices and objects makes architects rethink this design and take a...

5 things Apple is doing to please developers

Apple announced at this week's developers conference that Version 2.0 of Swift and upgraded frameworks for Watch apps are on the way

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Use the right approach for building a data back end

Start with development or with design? This long-standing conundrum of software engineering is more acute than ever when it comes to building the interactions between front-end apps and their back end

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Google's Firebase mobile platform accommodates offline usage

iOS and Android device users can still use mobile apps even when not connected to the Web

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4 strategies to distribute your data between front end and back end

Where you store and process your data has a significant impact on issues such as privacy or performance, but also on the ability for apps to access and deliver relevant data

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Objective-C is the past, Swift is the future

How far does Swift soar over Objective-C? Let us count the ways

Swift vs. Objective-C: 10 reasons the future favors Swift

Swift vs. Objective-C: 10 reasons the future favors Swift

It’s high time to make the switch to the more approachable, full-featured Swift for iOS and OS X app dev

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All eyes on Android at Google I/O

The upcoming conference will focus squarely on Android, with sessions about how developers can utilize its newest features

Top 10 tips for building better mobile apps

The differences in iOS and Android make all the difference; follow these tips for successful cross-platform apps

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Box Developer Edition woos both enterprises and startups

Box Developer Edition simplifies user provisioning and authentication for Box apps, for scrappy startups and established enterprises alike

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Ring out Eclipse, ring in Android Studio for Android apps? Not so fast, Eclipse says

While Eclipse tooling is described as less than ideal for Android development, Eclipse forges on with backing for the popular mobile platform

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Instagram helps developers build better Apple Watch apps

The company has released an open source library that helps developers configure tables with multidimensional data

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Go cross-platform with Apache Cordova

No one likes to build a different native app for every mobile platform in existence. Cordova saves you much of the sweat by offering standard APIs that talk to device-specific hardware

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3 UX ideas for the new generation of mobile apps

Financial services tech firm FIS is trying out three approaches to smarter mobile apps that any developer should consider

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The day the first iPad arrived

Here's a look back to five years ago when the first Apple iPads were delivered to the public

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