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  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone 8: Creating Your First ApplicationPreview image@2x
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    In this tutorial, you'll create your first Windows Phone 8 application. The aim of this article is to familiarize yourself with some of the building blocks of the Windows Phone 8 SDK.Read More…
  • iOS SDK
    Adding Blur Effects on iOSPreview image@2x
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    With iOS 7, we saw a shift in Apple's design paradigm for mobile devices. Not only did they adopt the so-called flat design, Apple also added a few elements to this pattern themselves. One of these additions is the use of blurred-translucent backgrounds to convey the notion of depth and context. Take Control Center for instance, it blurs the contents of the view behind it as it gets pulled up. This gives the user the sense that it is positioned above other content on the screen and deserves focus. It does so without making the user lose track of where she is in the app.Read More…
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone 8: Platform OverviewPreview image@2x
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    Developing mobile applications for Microsoft's Windows Phone platform is a straightforward process with many tools available to developers. In fact, the mobile team at Microsoft did a great job with the Windows Phone platform by taking a completely unique approach in several aspects. This article is the first installment of a series on getting started with Windows Phone development. In this tutorial, I cover the platform's most compelling features, common development techniques as well as third party tools you can use for developing Windows Phone applications.Read More…
  • Xamarin
    Getting Started with Xamarin.Forms: Layout OptionsXamarin preview image@2x
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    It's true that Xamarin.Forms makes creating cross-platform mobile apps much simpler. You now have the ability to not only share the logic of your application across multiple platforms, but your user interface as well. Although this makes it seem like using Xamarin.Forms is a done deal, you still have choices to make. Those choices have to do with layout your screens and controls, which is what we'll cover in this tutorial.Read More…
  • Xamarin
    Getting Started with Xamarin.Forms: BasicsXamarin preview image@2x
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    Over the last several years, developers have finally been trained how to handle building cross-platform mobile applications. The basic idea is to break the application into several pieces and split the shared code from the platform-specific user interface code. With the latest release of Xamarin, this is no longer necessary. Xamarin.Forms allows developers to create shared UI code used across all platforms to shrink platform-specific code.Read More…
  • Ruby
    Using Ruby to Program ArduinoArduino
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    This article explains the role of Arduino in the 'Internet of Things' or 'Physical Computing' and goes on to show how Ruby can be used to play with the Arduino.Read More…
  • Xcode
    10 Xcode Plugins for iOS DevelopmentPreview image@2x
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    A proper plugin architecture can mean all the difference for an integrated development environment. Sublime Text and TextMate are great examples. Did you know that Xcode also supports plugins? It wouldn't surprise me if you don't, Apple hasn't put much effort into advertising that part of Xcode. In fact, there is very little documentation available to create plugins for Xcode. Fortunately, this hasn't stopped developers from creating plugins for Xcode.Read More…
  • Core Data
    Core Data from Scratch: MigrationsPreview image@2x
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    In the previous articles of this series, we've encountered an annoying issue that we need to address. Whenever we modify the data model of a Core Data application, the persistent store becomes incompatible with the data model. The result is a crash on launch, rendering the application unusable, a serious problem if this happens to an application in the App Store. In this article, we aim to solve this issue by leveraging Core Data migrations.Read More…
  • Core Data
    Core Data from Scratch: More NSFetchedResultsControllerPreview image@2x
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    In this tutorial, we continue our exploration of the NSFetchedResultsController class by adding the ability to update and delete to-do items. You'll notice that updating and deleting to-do items is surprisingly easy thanks to the groundwork we laid in the previous tutorial.Read More…
  • WordPress
    Tools and Habits of Quality WordPress Theme DevelopersValidating wordpress preview
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    This article highlights some of the factors one should consider when designing and implementing an actual WordPress theme. The tips are handy primarily for people who are new to WordPress theme development and who plan to work on pore WordPress themes.Read More…
  • Core Data
    Core Data from Scratch: NSFetchedResultsControllerPreview image@2x
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    In the previous installments of this series, we covered the fundamentals of the Core Data framework. It's time we put our knowledge to use by building a simple application powered by Core Data. In this tutorial, we'll also meet another star player of the Core Data framework, the NSFetchedResultsController class. The application that we're about to create manages a list of to-do items. With the application, we can add, update, and delete to-do items. You'll quickly learn that the NSFetchedResultsController class makes this very easy to do.Read More…
  • Mobile Development
    An Introduction to Xamarin: Part 3Preview image@2x
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    If you've been following along with Xamarin at all, then you're well aware that you can now create Android and iOS applications using C#. This is incredibly cool, but this amazing evolution of C# and the .NET Framework doesn't have to stop there. Did you know you can also create a single code base that will run on both iOS and Android without having a bunch of duplicate code? Well, you can. Let's check it out.Read More…
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