At #Pragma Conference 2015, Marcus Zarra, author of Pragmatic Bookshelf Core Data, described three approaches to using Core Data in a multithreaded environment and tried to clear up how Core Data should be used in 2015.
The Raspberry Pi foundation has launched their latest device, a five dollar computer smaller than a playing card. Based on the model A, it won't win speed records, but it is cheap enough to publish on the cover of a magazine. InfoQ investigates.
Android Studio 2.0 has hit the canary channel, and the focus of the improvements in this release is to make the development as streamlined as possible, including hot code swapping, faster builds, faster emulator, GPU Profiler and Debugger, and running multiple types of tests in the same time.
Visual Studio 2015 continues to expand its reach into non-Windows development scenarios. A new extension enables Visual Studio to be used to debug C++ code being run on Linux-based systems.
Xamarin has announced version 4 of their platform for building cross-platform native mobile apps for iOS and Android in C#. New in this version are the GA of Insights, a Recorder for the Test Cloud and several enhancements to the Platform: Xamarin.Forms 2.0, better support for iOS in VS, support for Android Material Design and more .NET code.
Google has announced that they will drop support for Chrome on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8 in April 2016.
Microsoft and Red Hat announced they will bring official support to .NET runtime on Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux. According to the two companies, Red Hat Enterprise Linux will become the primary reference operating system for .NET Core on Linux.
Avian is a lightweight, portable, embeddable virtual machine that aims to support a reduced subset of Java on iOS alongside Linux, FreeBSD, and Windows. Version 1.2 added support for ARM64 on Linux and iOS.
Apple has announced they have open sourced three major components in their OSes’ security subsystem. Apple’s announcement has spun some controversy due to the restrictive nature of the license used for one of the libraries.
Following RoboVM’s acquisition by Xamarin, the company has raised the price of their offering and has closed the source code.
Atomic is a user interface designer that runs in the browser. Without writing any code, application designers can use it to show how the interface of an application should look like and behave when certain commands are executed.