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  • Scaling Mobile at XING: Platform, Framework and Domain Teams

    by Alexey Krivitsky on  Aug 26, 2015

    This article describes learning from XING on how to scale mobile development in a way so that as many teams as needed could contribute to development of mobile apps (on both iOS and Android platforms) and at the same time keep the apps consistent, stable and shiny. It summarizes all key decisions and structural changes they made in order to enable scaling mobile from 2 to 10 teams.

  • The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System, Review and Q&A with Authors

    by Sergio De Simone on  Aug 13, 2015

    The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System is a long awaited update to a successful and authorative guide to the FreeBSD kernel. The second edition covers all major improvements between FreeBSD version 5 and 11 and, according to the publisher, it has been extensively rewritten for one-third of its content, while another one-third is completely new.

  • In-App Subscriptions Made Easy

    by Ofir Sharony on  Aug 01, 2015

    There are various types of subscriptions: recurring, non-recurring, free-trial periods, various billing cycles and any possible billing variation one can imagine. But with lack of information online, you might discover that mobile subscriptions behave differently from what you expected. This article will make your life somewhat easier when addressing an in-app subscriptions implementation.

How to Turn Your App into a Business

Posted by Juned Ghanchi on  Jul 22, 2015

Developing an app that represents your business may seem easier than what it was five years ago but turning the app into a viable business requires more hardship than just development skills.

Mobile Apps Offline Support

Posted by Gustavo Machado on  May 29, 2015

Offline support for mobile applications can be thought of as the ability for the app to react gracefully to the lack of connectivity which is a common problem in the field of mobile app development. 2

Q&A with Alex Blewitt on Swift Essentials

Posted by Ralph Winzinger on  May 17, 2015

Less than a year ago, Apple introduced Swift to the developer community. InfoQ caught up with Alex Blewitt, author of "Swift Essentials", a book on developing iOS apps using Swift.

Continuous Quality and the Cloud: How You Should Be Testing Mobile Apps

Posted by Eran Kinsbruner on  May 05, 2015

Cloud based test labs provide an infrastructure to automatically test your software on a great number of devices. Leverage this in your build to reach to goal of continuous quality.

Insights into the Testing and Release Processes for Chrome for iOS

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 09, 2015

How does Google manage the test and release processes for Chrome for iOS? What kind of tests are in place? What is the life cycle of a new feature from acceptance to release?

Lessons Learned by Scaling Android Apps - AnDevCon Panel Summary

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Jan 02, 2015

What it takes to build Android apps that scale up to millions of global users? At last AnDevCon, seven experienced Android developers tried to answer that question.

Hello App Inventor: Book Review and Interview

Posted by Savita Pahuja on  Dec 25, 2014

Hello App Inventor is an android application development-programming book authored by Paula Beer and Carl Simmons. This article is a book review and Q&A with the authors about the book.

Merry Swiftmas from InfoQ

Posted by Alex Blewitt on  Dec 20, 2014

It's nearly Christmas time now and some might still be looking for a tree and a few presents. This article lets you to create trees and presents on your iOS device using Apple Swift. Merry Swiftmas!

Using C# and Wix# to Build Windows Installer Packages

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 10, 2014

Even with WiX, working with Windows Installer packages can be quite difficult. Oleg Shilo’s solution is to ditch the XML entirely and create MSI packages using traditional C# code. 7

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