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Flutter 3.13 speeds rendering on iOS

Latest update to Google’s cross-platform UI framework makes Impeller the default graphics renderer on iOS, introduces two-dimensional scrolling.

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Kotlin 1.9.0 features beta of advanced K2 compiler

Release also stabilizes language features including replacing the enum class values function.

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Canva design platform unveils developer platform

Popular online graphic design platform is wooing software developers with an app marketplace, SDK, and APIs for building creative, workflow, and collaboration apps for the Canva community.

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JetBrains adds iOS support to cross-platform UI framework

JetBrains’ Compose Multiplatform allows developers to build cross-platform user interfaces in Kotlin, and share them across Android and iOS or Windows and macOS.

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Google’s Dart 3 and Flutter 3.10 bring big changes

Dart 3 introduces sound null safety, major new language features, and a Wasm preview, while Flutter 3.10 fleshes out the Material 3 widget toolkit and support for macOS and iOS targets.

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A practical guide to React Native authentication

Using React Native authentication to verify user identities is a relatively painless and straightforward process that not only protects your company’s data and your user’s privacy, but also improves the user experience.

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Build better Jetpack Compose apps with Sentry

Sentry’s out-of-the-box integration with Jetpack Compose allows you to quickly identify and resolve errors and performance issues in your Android applications. Here’s how to get started.

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Android Studio Flamingo upgrades UI tooling

Latest version of Android Studio uses Jetpack Compose and Material 3 for new projects by default, introduces live editing for UIs as an experimental feature.

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Android 14 preview for developers arrives

The mobile OS emphasizes tablets, foldables, and enhancements such as improved battery life, security, and font scaling.

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IT career roadmap: Mobile app developer

Looking for an IT job for all seasons? The demand for mobile app developers is steady and growing.

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Google Flutter previews new renderer on iOS

The Impeller renderer precompiles a smaller set of shaders at engine build time to reduce early-onset jank. Android support for Impeller is also in the works.

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Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile SDK nears the finish line

JetBrains’ Kotlin SDK allows developers to maintain a shared codebase of networking, data storage, analytics, and other logic for Android and iOS applications.

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Why CIOs should make the leap to Flutter now

Despite the duopoly of the current app marketplace, businesses should not be maintaining two development teams. Flutter and cross-platform apps are the future.

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JavaFX 19 rich client Java platform arrives

Update extends H.265 video support to HTTP Live Streaming, adds CSS focus indicators, and fixes modal behavior and touch-screen bugs.

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Android 13 brings themed app icons, security tweaks

Latest version of the mobile OS allows app icons to tap into theme preferences and introduces more granular security and privacy features.

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Jetpack Compose 1.2 packs text improvements

Google toolkit for building native Android UIs toolkit enables more precise text alignment with font padding, introduces downloadable fonts API.

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Bootstrap 5.2.0 bolsters CSS, custom components

Major upgrade to popular web framework introduces CSS variables for all components and improves helpers and utilities for fonts and colors.

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Kotlin 1.7.0 beta alters builder type inference

A new memory manager is also featured in the planned language upgrade.

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