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  • An Introduction to Differential Privacy

    by Charlie Cabot on  Jan 22, 2017 1

    Differential privacy leapt from research papers to tech news headlines last year when, in the WWDC keynote, Apple VP of Engineering Craig Federighi announced Apple’s use of the concept to protect user privacy in iOS. This article gives a definition of differential privacy and example of differentially private algorithms.

  • Swift and Objective-C Runtime Programming

    by Sergio De Simone on  Dec 16, 2016

    Since a few months ago, a debate has been going on within the Objective-C/Swift developer community concerning the lack of dynamic features in Swift and the importance that runtime programming plays in Objective-C and Cocoa. InfoQ has spoken with Swift developers Chris Eidhof and Drew Crawford to learn more about these potential issues.

  • Pros and Cons of Cross-Platform Mobile App Development

    by Ritesh Patil on  Sep 13, 2016 13

    The world has gone mobile. One of the most challenging situations for app developers is whether to develop a native mobile app or go for cross-platform. This article discusses the pros and cons of cross-platform mobile app development.

IBM's Swift on the Server

Posted by Alex Blewitt on  Apr 09, 2016

InfoQ spoke to Chris Bailey and Patrick Bohrerand asked them where they see Swift going in the future.

Understanding Bitcode for iOS Applications

Posted by Alex Blewitt 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’s New in iOS 9: Xcode 7 and Other Developer Tools

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Oct 09, 2015

In the fifth instalment of this series, we will describe what is new within Apple Developer Tools, including Xcode Playgrounds, LLDB, UI testing, Interface Builder, etc.

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

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 30, 2015

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 and Objective-C. 4

Article Series: iOS 9 for Developers

Posted by Sergio De Simone 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.

Safari Content Blockers Under the Hood

Posted 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.

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

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