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    Understanding Bitcode for iOS Applications

    by Alex Blewitt Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 15, 2015

    When Apple released Xcode 7, they also enabled applications to be distributed to the AppStore through bitcode, instead of per-processor target files. InfoQ looks under the covers at what Bitcode is, what advantages it may offer, and why developers should consider enabling bitcode projects for their iOS targets.

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    What’s New in iOS 9: Xcode 7 and Other Developer Tools

    by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Oct 09, 2015

    In the first four installments of this series, we reviewed new and enhanced frameworks included with iOS 9 SD, changes to Swift and Objective-C, and the new Safari content blocking API. In this article, we will describe what is new within Apple Developer Tools, including Xcode Playgrounds, LLDB, UI testing, Interface Builder, etc.

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

    by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Sep 30, 2015 5

    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.

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Article Series: iOS 9 for Developers

Posted by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Sep 26, 2015

This series comprises five articles that cover what’s new in iOS 9 SDK, new features in Swift, Objective-C, and developer tools, and Apple’s new bitcode.

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Safari Content Blockers Under the Hood

Posted by Alex Blewitt Follow 4 Followers 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.

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

Posted by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers 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.

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What's New in iOS 9: New SDK Frameworks

Posted by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers 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.

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