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  • iTunes Connect
    Distributing iOS Apps With iTunes ConnectItunesconnect preview image
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    Once you've developed your iOS or OS X app, it's time to submit it to Apple for release in the App Store. This process is done through iTunes Connect, which is the portal connecting developers to the world. In this tutorial, you'll learn exactly how to distribute your apps from Xcode to the App Store using iTunes Connect.Read More…
  • iOS 8
    iOS 8: Creating a Today WidgetExtensions
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    Widgets are one of the hottest additions in iOS 8. In this tutorial, you will create a widget and learn about interacting with the Notification Center framework, including interactivity and animation.Read More…
  • Xamarin
    Getting Started with Xamarin.Forms: Customizing User InterfacePreview image@2x
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    As you continue to progress in the ways of Xamarin.Forms, you will become more and more familiar with the out of the box controls. At some point, though, it will be inevitable that you will need to go beyond those controls and add some customization. That customization can come in the form of simple things, such as colors or as complex as creating a fully custom control. Either way, you will need customization. And I'm going to show you how.Read More…
  • Test-Driven Development
    Introduction to Testing on iOSPreview image@2x
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    This tutorial will show you how to get started with automated unit testing of your iOS applications. In this tutorial, you'll learn the basics of creating an iOS unit test, how to structure your project to include your tests, new features that Xcode 6 has provided for unit testing your application, as well as a couple other tips and tricks.Read More…
  • Xcode 6
    Getting Up to Speed With Xcode 6Xcode preview image
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    At this year's WWDC, Apple unveiled iOS 8, which it dubbed "the biggest release since the launch of the App Store". At the same time, Apple released Xcode 6, offering developers new and improved tools to aid in developing their applications. This article will get you up to speed on the most important updates in Apple's IDE.Read More…
  • iOS SDK
    iOS 8: Getting Started With MetalPreview image@2x
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    This tutorial will show you how to get started with Metal, a framework introduced in iOS 8 that supports GPU accelerated 3D graphics rendering and data parallel computation workloads. In this tutorial, we’ll take a look at the theoretical concepts that underly Metal. You'll also learn how to create a Metal application that sets the required hardware state for graphics, commits commands for execution in the GPU, and manages buffer, texture objects, and pre-compiled shaders.Read More…
  • Android Wear
    Introduction to Android Wear: Hands-OnPreview image@2x
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    In the second part of this series, you'll create two Android Wear apps that integrate with the wearable operating system in different ways. The first app demonstrates how to extend your notifications so they appear and function perfectly on a paired Android Wear device, and the second shows you how to create a full-screen wearable app.Read More…
  • Core Data
    iOS 8: Core Data and Asynchronous FetchingPreviewimage@2x
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    In the previous article about iOS 8 and Core Data, we discussed batch updates. Batch updates aren't the only new API in town. As of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, it's possible to asynchronously fetch data. In this tutorial, we'll take a closer look at how to implement asynchronous fetching and in what situations your application can benefit from this new API.Read More…
  • Core Data
    iOS 8: Core Data and Batch UpdatesPreviewimage@2x
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    Core Data has been around for many years on OS X and it didn't take Apple long to bring it to iOS. Even though the framework doesn't get as much attention as extensions or handoff, it continues to evolve year over year, and this year, with the release of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, is no different. Apple introduced a few new features to the Core Data framework, but the most notable are batch updates and asynchronous fetching. Developers have been asking for these features for many years and Apple finally found a way to integrate them into Core Data. In this tutorial, I will show you how batch updates work and what they mean for the Core Data framework.Read More…
  • Core Data
    Core Data from Scratch: ConcurrencyPreview image@2x
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    If you're developing a small or simple application, then you probably don't see the benefit of running Core Data operations in the background. However, what would happen if you imported hundreds or thousands of records on the main thread during the first launch of your application? The consequences could be dramatic. For example, your application could be killed by Apple's watchdog for taking too long to launch. In this article, we take a look at the dangers when using Core Data on multiple threads and we explore several solutions to tackle the problem.Read More…
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone 8: Working With Media ContentPreview image@2x
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    We can't imagine a mobile application without media content, such as images and sound. Media content is key for many applications. In this tutorial, I'll be showing you how to insert images and enable audio playback in a Windows Phone application. Read More…
  • iTunes Connect
    iOS 8: Beta Testing with TestFlightPreview image@2x
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    TestFlight has been around for many years, solving a common problem, distributing iOS applications for beta testing. Earlier this year, Apple acquired Burstly, TestFlight's parent company. During this year's WWDC, Apple showed us what that acquisition meant for iOS developers. Good news, that's for sure. TestFlight has been integrated into iTunes Connect and is now available as a native iOS application on devices running iOS 8. If you plan to make use of Apple's beta distribution platform, then you'll quickly notice that a few things have changed. In this tutorial, you'll learn how easy it is to get started with TestFlight.Read More…
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