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  • Swift
    Swift from Scratch: An Introduction to Classes and StructuresPreview image@2x
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    In the previous articles of this series, we covered the basics of the Swift programming language. If you followed along, you should now have a solid understanding of variables, constants, functions, and closures. It's now time to use what we've learned so far and apply that knowledge to the object-oriented concepts of Swift.Read More…
  • iOS 8
    iOS 8: How to Build a Simple Action ExtensionExtensions
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    Are you excited about extensions in iOS 8? Want to learn how to build an extension for your own iOS app? Then join us in this simple tutorial that will get you up to speed on Action extensions. We'll build a simple app and extension from scratch, and walk you through the whole process so you can start experimenting with your own ideas.Read More…
  • Swift
    Swift from Scratch: ClosuresPreview image@2x
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    If you've worked with blocks in C/Objective-C or lambdas in Ruby, then you won't have a hard time wrapping your head around the concept of closures. Closures are nothing more than blocks of functionality that you can pass around in your code. In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about closures to get you started.Read More…
  • Adaptive Design
    An Introduction to Adaptive DesignPreview image@2x
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    Xcode 6 and iOS 8 marked the release of several new technologies to help design your app for any device. Adaptive design makes development easier to account for all screen sizes, devices, and orientations. In this tutorial, you'll learn what exactly adaptive design is and how to start using it today.Read More…
  • Windows Phone
    Working With Local Databases on Windows Phone 8Preview image@2x
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    In the previous article, you learned how to store data in your app's isolated storage. In this article, we focus on working with local databases that live in your app's isolated storage. You'll learn about database operations using LINQ, database schemas as well as how to fetch data from a local database.Read More…
  • Swift
    Swift from Scratch: Function Parameters, Types, and NestingPreview image@2x
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    In the previous article, we explored the basics of functions in Swift. Functions, however, have a lot more to offer. In this article, we will continue our exploration of functions and look into function parameters, nesting, and types.Read More…
  • Android Studio
    The Ins and Outs of GradlePreview image@2x
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    Is the Gradle build system preventing you from making the leap to Android Studio? This article gets you up and running with Android's new build system, from the basics of what Gradle is and what it does, to an in-depth look at some of the most important Gradle files, to learning how to execute and monitor Gradle tasks directly from the Android Studio user interface.Read More…
  • Swift
    Swift from Scratch: An Introduction to FunctionsPreview image@2x
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    To get anything done in Swift, you'll need to learn the ins and outs of functions. Functions are exceptionally powerful and flexible in Swift. The basics are simple—especially if you've worked with other programming languages before—but because of Swift's flexible syntax it can easily become complex if you're not familiar with the basics. In this article, we'll focus on those basics first.Read More…
  • Swift
    Swift from Scratch: Optionals and Control FlowPreview image@2x
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    In the previous articles, you learned some of the basic concepts of the Swift programming language. If you've programmed before, I'm sure you saw a few similarities with other programming languages, such as Ruby, JavaScript, and Objective-C. In this article, we zoom in on control flow in Swift. Before we can discuss control flow in more detail, we need to take a look at a concept that is new to most of you, optionals. Optionals are another safety feature of Swift. At first, it may look like a hassle to use optionals, but you'll quickly learn that optionals will make your code much safer.Read More…
  • Android Lollipop
    What's New in Android LollipopPreview image@2x
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    In this article, we will look at all things Lollipop, starting with an overview of the the new features and APIs, and ending with the first steps needed to bring Lollipop to your project.Read More…
  • iOS 8
    iOS 8: What's New in SpriteKit, Part 2Preview
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    This tutorial gives an overview of the new features of the SpriteKit framework that were introduced in iOS 8. The new features are designed to make it easier to support advanced game effects and include support for custom OpenGL ES fragment shaders, lighting, shadows, advanced new physics effects and animations, and integration with SceneKit. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to implement these new features.Read More…
  • Android SDK
    Create a YouTube Client on AndroidPic6
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    Do you want your app to play YouTube videos? The YouTube Android Player API lets you incorporate a lot of YouTube's functionality in your app in an easy and intuitive way. In this tutorial, we create a custom YouTube client that can search for, and play YouTube videos.Read More…
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