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Marc Prud'hommeaux on the Swift Language

Posted by Marc Prud'hommeaux on  Nov 11, 2014

Marc Prud'hommeaux talks about his experience using Apple's Swift language, both to write new code and port an existing Objective-C code base. Also: immutable data structures, concurrency, and more.

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Interview with Adam Ernst on functional approaches for iOS applications

Posted by Adam Ernst on  Aug 16, 2014

Adam Ernst talks about how functional programming and immutable data structures have made Facebook’s iOS app much easier to test and debug. By decoupling the data pipeline from the UI objects, and minimising the wrk on the UI thread, the application has become easier to test and suffers less bugs than when the UI was generated procedurally.

17:41

Dave Arel on Hybrid Mobile Development

Posted by Dave Arel on  Aug 13, 2014

Dave Arel explains when to do a hybrid app vs a native app on mobile, how a hybrid app can facilitate app upgrade, how to choose JavaScript frameworks and much more.

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Jeremy Pollack of Ancestry.com on Test-driven Development and More

Posted by Jeremy Pollack on  Feb 15, 2014

Hadoop, the distributive file system and MapReduce are just a few of the topics covered in this interview recorded live at QCon San Francisco 2013. Industry-standard Agile implementation and a lot of testing, assures the development team at Ancestry.com that they have an app that can handle the large traffic demands of the popular genealogy site.

21:44

Andrew Betts on Developing for Mobile with HTML5

Posted by Andrew Betts on  Jan 03, 2014

Andrew Betts, founder of FT labs, discusses emerging trends in mobile development using web technologies, the benefits of developing for the web over building native, the difficulties of dealing with browsers and tooling.

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Christian Legnitto on the Mobile Release Process and Tooling at Facebook

Posted by Christian Legnitto on  Dec 12, 2013

Christian Legnitto describes FB's release process for mobile apps, how FB has no dedicated iOS or Android teams, A/B testing and the Play Beta program, tools used for the build process, and much more.

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Mark Meretzky on the Strengths and Weaknesses of iOS and Android

Posted by Mark Meretzky on  Sep 30, 2013 2

Mark Meretzky explains the difference in programming for iOS and Android, which platform is easier to teach, fragmentation, XCode vs Eclipse, and much more.

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Saul Mora on Design Patterns for Mobile Development

Posted by Saul Mora on  Sep 16, 2013

Saul Mora explains why Design Patterns are useful for mobile developers to understand (iOS) APIs, the power of Objective-C, mobile development trends, the difference between iOS and Android, and more.

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Bijan Vaez on HTML5, Mobile Development with Web vs Native Apps

Posted by Bijan Vaez on  Jul 06, 2013

Bijan Vaez explains how and why the EventMobi conference mobile app was built with HTML5 instead of native technologies, the challenges and advantages, and much more.

Omer Kilic on Erlang, Using the Actor Model for Embedded Systems, Raspberry Pi

Posted by Omer Kilic on  Jan 28, 2013 4

Omer Kilic explains the use of Erlang for embedded systems and how Actors help to model hardware components and concurrency aspects. Also: the work on using Erlang to program the Raspberry Pi.

Laurent Sansonetti on Writing Ruby Apps for iOS with RubyMotion

Posted by Laurent Sansonetti on  Nov 27, 2012

Laurent Sansonetti explains using Ruby for iOS development with RubyMotion, how Garbage Collection works in RubyMotion, the library ecosystem, the state of debugging and profiling, and much more.

Brian LeRoux on Mobile Web vs. Native, PhoneGap Build, Firefox OS

Posted by Brian LeRoux on  Nov 19, 2012

Brian LeRoux talks about the PhoneGap Build service, mobile web apps vs native, Facebook's switch to a native iOS app, PhoneGap adoption in emerging markets, Firefox OS, Adobe's web tools and more.

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