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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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Coding for cars: The next generation of mobile apps

Developers will need to rethink UIs, connection strategies, and how to capitalize on new data streams -- especially as autonomous cars start rolling off the lots

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First look: Microsoft's Azure App Services sweeten cloud development

Polished integration of Azure Websites, Mobile Services, and BizTalk Services is a big step forward for cloud-oriented developers

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Wanted: Easy database app dev tools for the Web

Building database apps for a workgroup used to be a simple task. All we need is a new, modern set of Web tools to make that task easy again

Facebook's iOS UI development framework goes open source

ComponentKit framework, now offered for general use, reduces the complexity of writing code

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Review: 7 excellent mobile app builders

Alpha Anywhere, AnyPresence, and Salesforce1 lead a rich field of low-code mobile development tools

How to scale your killer mobile app

Key database and app server considerations for scaling an enterprise mobile app without migraines

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Marketers can't keep up on updating their mobile apps

Forrester report finds that app enhancements are a challenge for developers due to complicating factors like OS upgrades and special features

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Review: EachScape cloud IDE works mobile magic

EachScape accomplishes the hat trick of generating iOS, Android, and Web apps from an online drag-and-drop designer

Red Hat formulates a plan for building enterprise mobile apps

The FeedHenry acquisition last year now gives Red Hat an integrated mobile platform

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