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  • What's new in iOS 9: Swift and Objective-C

    by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 30, 2015 2

    In this article, we are going to examine new features added to iOS and OS X El Capitan main programming languages: the recently open sourced Swift, which extends pattern matching syntax, adds feature availability and protocol extension, and overhauls error handing; Objective-C, with new interoperability features as generic collections.

  • Article Series: iOS 9 for Developers

    by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 26, 2015

    This series aims to introduce all that is essential for developers to know about building apps for the latest release of Apple’s mobile OS. It comprises six articles that cover what’s new in iOS 9 SDK, new features in Swift, Objective-C, and developer tools, and Apple’s new bitcode.

  • Safari Content Blockers Under the Hood

    by Alex Blewitt on  Sep 23, 2015

    With iOS 9, Apple introduced a content blocker mechanism into Safari, which will also be part of OSX El Capitan. InfoQ goes under the hood to find out how they work, and how Apple's privacy goals has resulted in certain choices in the way that the content blocker is implemented, and some ways in which a Swift content blocker can be written.

What's New in iOS 9: Enhancements to Existing Frameworks

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 22, 2015

After reviewing new frameworks introduced with iOS 9 in the first instalment of this series, in this second article about iOS 9, we focus on enhancements to existing frameworks.

What's New in iOS 9: New SDK Frameworks

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 14, 2015

Although the new iOS 9 SDK does not add as many new features as iOS 8, it does still provide a wealth of new functionality. In this article, we are going to review iOS 9 new frameworks.

Scaling Mobile at XING: Platform, Framework and Domain Teams

Posted by Alexey Krivitsky on  Aug 26, 2015

This article describes learning from XING on how to scale mobile development from 2 to 10 teams, It summarizes all key decisions and structural changes they made in order to enable the scaling. 1

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

Posted 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 that covers all major new features up to FreeBSD 11.

In-App Subscriptions Made Easy

Posted by Ofir Sharony on  Aug 01, 2015

There are various types of subscriptions: recurring, non-recurring, free-trial periods, various billing cycles, .... This article will make your life easier when addressing in-app subscriptions.

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. 2

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. 3

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.

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