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Swift 4.1 Brings Conditional Conformance and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Feb 11, 2018

Swift 4.1, available in Xcode 9.3, brings a number of improvements to the language, including automatic implementation of the Equatable and Hashable protocols, conditional conformance, and more.

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Swift Has Got Its Discussion Forum

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Jan 30, 2018

The Swift team has announced the migration of several Swift mailing lists to the Swift Forums, which will be the primary discussion and communication method from now on.

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ARKit 1.5 Now Supports Vertical Surface Detection and 2D Image Recognition

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Jan 25, 2018

Apple has announced a major upgrade of ARKit, which is available to developers with iOS 11.3 beta. According to Apple, ARKit 1.5 will allow developers to build more immersive augmented reality (AR) experiences.

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Kotlin Native Adds Objective-C Interop, WebAssembly Support

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Nov 28, 2017

Kotlin/Native 0.4 makes it possible to build native apps for iOS and macOS, writes Nikolay Igotti, Kotlin/Native tech lead at JetBrains. Additionally, it introduces experimental support for the WebAssembly platform.

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Apple Open-Sourced the iOS Kernel for ARM CPUs

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Oct 04, 2017

Apple has quietly made available arm and arm64-specific files on its GitHub XNU-darwin repository. While this may not be interesting to all developers, it still enables interesting possibilities for security researchers and others.

AI, ML & Data Engineering Follow 704 Followers

Google Announces Firestore, a Document Database

by Abel Avram Follow 7 Followers on  Oct 04, 2017

Google has announced Cloud Firestore, a document database for mobile, web and server applications.

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Apple Details Face ID Security

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Sep 29, 2017

Apple has described how Face ID works and how it guarantees security in a new white paper.

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Swift 4 is Officially Available: What's New

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Sep 20, 2017

Swift’s latest major release contains many changes and updates to the language and the standard library, most notably new String features, extended collections, archival and serialization, and more.

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Swift 5 Sets its Goals, Defines New Evolution Process

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Aug 20, 2017

Expected to be released in late 2018, Swift 5 will bring ABI stability and further work on API resilience and memory ownership. A new evolution process will help ensure Swift 5 development keeps its focus on its planned goals.

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Strategy for Mobile and Web Test Coverage

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Jun 22, 2017

Teams need to match testing with the market usage patterns across geographies of their apps as consumers are expecting smooth apps functionality across all digital channels. Here's a methodology and index for considering device/OS combinations together with other characteristics like aging, screen parameters and other testing related guidelines for data driven test coverage of the mobile market.

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Facebook’s New AL Language Aims to Simplify Static Program Analysis

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  May 27, 2017

AL is a simple, declarative language for reasoning about abstract syntax trees that allows to extend Facebook Infer static analyzer.

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Shoutem Aims to Be the WordPress of React Native Mobile Apps

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  May 12, 2017

Shoutem has recently launched its new React Native-based app builder, which is being presented to developers as the WordPress for mobile apps. InfoQ has spoken with Shoutem's VP of marketing, Robert Sekulić.

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Microsoft Build 2017 - Day 2 Early Access

by Jeff Martin Follow 12 Followers on  May 11, 2017

On day 2 of the Build 2017 developer conference, Microsoft turns to focus on Windows 10, new developer tools for supporting non-Windows devices, and new devices in mixed reality.

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Amazon Lex Now Generally Available to Enable Conversational Interfaces

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Apr 24, 2017

Amazon Lex, the platform behind Amazon Alexa, is now generally available to create voice-powered chatbots and mobile, web, and desktop apps.

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Apple TestFlight Now Supports A/B Testing of iOS Apps

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Apr 12, 2017

With its recent update to TestFlight, Apple has introduced a number of features, such as multiple builds and enhanced groups, that make it possible to do A/B testing for iOS apps.

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