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  • Site Reliability Engineering for Native Mobile Apps

    In this article, we will describe how we can apply Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) principles to mobile app development. First, we will describe the key SRE tenets and what tools can be used to implement them. Then, we will delve into organization topology, i.e. how an organization can be designed to adopt SRE for mobile app development.

  • A Gentle Introduction to eBPF

    eBPF lets programmers execute custom bytecode within the kernel without having to change the kernel or load kernel modules. In this article, we will review what eBPF is, what it does, and how it works. Then, we will explain how to execute an eBPF program and provide an example of eBPF in action. Finally, we will conclude with recommendations for next steps.

  • Creating an Android Face Filter App Using Banuba Face AR SDK

    This article is going to provide a step-by-step guide on how to create an Android face filter app using Banuba Face AR SDK. We will also discuss how face filters work and the advantages of using Banuba Face Filter Catalogue for implementing face filters in your app.

  • Learning from Incidents

    Jessica DeVita (Netflix) and Nick Stenning (Microsoft) have been working on improving how software teams learn from incidents in production. In this article, they share some of what they’ve learned from the research community in this area, and offer some advice on the practical application of this work.

  • Q&A on the Book Accelerating Software Quality

    The book Accelerating Software Quality by Eran Kinsbruner explores how we can combine techniques from artificial intelligence and machine learning with a DevOps approach to increase testing effectiveness and deliver higher quality. It provides examples and recommendations for using AI/ML-based solutions in software development and operations.

  • Learning Progressive Web Apps - Book Review and Q&A

    The book *Learning Progressive Web Apps* presents a gentle but thorough introduction to PWAs through the implementation of three PWAs. The book focuses on web manifests and service workers. The reader needs only know HTML, JavaScript and CSS to follow through the examples.

  • Q&A on the Book Risk-First Software Development

    The book Risk-First Software Development by Rob Moffat views all of the activities on a software project through the lens of managing risk. It introduces a pattern language to classify different risks, provides suggestions for balancing risks, and explores how software methodologies view risks.

  • Five Android and iOS UI Design Guidelines for React Native

    This article will explain why UI designers should follow platform specific guidelines while designing for multiple platforms. This can be quite a complex task, due to the variety of constraints and guidelines there are to consider. We propose five easy guidelines to design for multiple platforms focusing on React Native and without missing key usability concerns.

  • Q&A on the Docker on Windows – Second Edition

    InfoQ interviewed Elton Stoneman about the significant changes in the 2nd edition of Docker on Windows, typical use-cases, benefits of CI/CD Pipelines, containerization, guidance, operations, and collaboration between Microsoft and Docker.

  • Kotlin Multiplatform for iOS Developers

    Leveraging the similarities between Swift and Kotlin, Kotlin Multiplatform makes it easy to create cross-platform components that you can reuse across iOS and Android projects. This article will lead you through all the steps required to set up Android Studio to build a framework you can import into Xcode.

  • Your Roadmap to an Open Mobile Application Development Strategy

    This article explains why, in a fast-changing mobile app environment, organizations should aim for flexibility by using an open development infrastructure for their mobile app development. This infrastructure should support multiple deployment options, decouple the front-end and MBaaS infrastructure, enable task automation by using both cloud services and a low-code development approach.

  • App Architecture, iOS Application Design Patterns in Swift Review and Author Q&A

    App Architecture, iOS Application Design Patterns in Swift by Chris Eidhof, Matt Gallagher, and Florian Kugler presents a number of architectures for iOS Swift applications, from the ubiquitous Model-View-Controller to a few more experimental ones. The book is accompanied by a set of videos that are available as a separate purchase and add a live-coding dimension to the book content.

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