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Google Targets IoT with Android Things

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Dec 16, 2016

Google brings Android and its ecosystem to the development of IoT devices. Developers will write applications to these devices similarly to how they write for mobile ones.

Java Follow 483 Followers

RxJava 2.0 Released with Support for Reactive Streams Specification

by Matt Raible Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 30, 2016

The RxJava team announced their 2.0 release after an 18 month development cycle. The project's "What's Different in 2.0" is a good guide for those developers familiar with RxJava 1.x. This release brings an important milestone. RxJava is a sub-project of ReactiveX, which is "a combination of the best ideas from the Observer pattern, the Iterator pattern, and functional programming".

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AWS Mobile Hub Improves Support for Serverless Apps, Authentication, and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 12, 2016

AWS Mobile Hub has introduced three new features to simplify the provisioning of serverless app backends and improve sign-in and authentication options.

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PaintCode 3 Now Supports Swift 3 and Android Code Generation

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 10, 2016

PaintCode is a design and development tool running on macOS that is capable of generating code from vector drawings. Its latest version, PaintCode 3, brings support for Swift 3, Android, and JavaScript canvas.

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Racket 6.7 Brings Android App Support, Improved REPL, and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Oct 31, 2016

PLT Design has announced a new version of Racket; its Scheme-like general purpose, multi-paradigm programming language Racket 6.7 introduces support for building graphical applications on Android, improvements to the REPL and to the package manager, and extended Typed Racked.

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All Android Versions May Be Affected by Dirty COW Linux Vulnerability

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Oct 26, 2016

Recently disclosed Dirty COW Linux privilege escalation vulnerability is likely to affect all Android versions, say security researchers.

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Realm Mobile Platform to Enable Reactive Mobile Apps with Data Sync and Event Handling

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Oct 01, 2016

Realm introduced its new mobile development platform aiming to provide seamless realtime synchronization, conflict resolution, and reactive event handling. Furthermore, its client-side database is now fully open-source.

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Ceylon 1.3 Adds Support for Building Android Apps and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Sep 24, 2016 1

Ceylon, RedHat’s strongly statically typed language for the JVM, has reached version 1.3. Released one year after version 1.2, Ceylon 1.3 is a major release bringing Android support, npm integration, and a plugin for IntelliJ IDEA and Android Studio, in addition to new language features and improvements.

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Android Studio 2.2: New Layout, Firebase, OpenJDK, Java 8

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 20, 2016

Android Studio 2.2 comes with enhancements across all development phases - Design, Development, Build and Test -, including a new Constraint Layout, Layout Editor, Firebase plug-in, Code Sample browser, Java 8 support, OpenJDK, GPU Debugger and others.

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Google Releases Android 7.0 with over 250 New Features

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 25, 2016 3

Google has started updating certain devices to the latest Android 7.0, dubbed Nougat. Usually, a new version of Android would start to be pushed to devices during the fall, in late September or even October. But this year they changed the pace, making available a preview in March and the GA in August.

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V8's New JavaScript Interpreter Improves Memory Consumption

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Aug 25, 2016 1

Google's V8 JavaScript engine has a new interpreter, called Ignition, that hopes to reduce the compiler's memory consumption and reduce complexity. Chrome 53 will start using Ignition on Android devices with 512 MB of RAM or less.

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LinkedIn Test Butler Aims to Improve UI Testing on Android

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Aug 19, 2016 1

Test Butler is an open-source testing tool for Android that aims to allow developers to reliably run UI tests, writes LinkedIn engineer Drew Hannay and creator of Test Butler, by allowing developers to programmatically control a number of testing environment settings.

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Survey: Android’s Lead is Consolidated

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 10, 2016

According to the latest Developer Nation Q3 2016 survey from VisionMobile, Android’s lead over iOS as primary platform and developer mindshare has been consolidated. Also, Windows developers prefer C# in the cloud while Linux ones stay with Java.

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Twitter Fastlane Adds Live App Preview from GitHub Pull Requests

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Jun 02, 2016

Fastlane, Twitter’s solution to continuous integration and deployment for mobile apps, introduced Device Grid, a new feature aimed to make it possible to live preview changes directly from pull requests in GitHub. Additionally, Fastlane now supports two-factor authentication for iTunes Connect, and improved support for Android APK files.

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Realm Reaches 1B Users, 100k Active Developers, and Launches Version 1.0

by James Chesters  Followers on  May 30, 2016

Realm, the open-source, object-oriented database has launched version 1.0 for iOS and Android. Realm's technical team told InfoQ that among the noted changes in the mobile database's latest release are an improved query language with support for partial string matches, relationship traversal, multi-field sorting, and distinct matches.

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