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Apple Quietly Upgrades the File System of Millions of iOS Devices

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 28, 2017

With the release of iOS 10.3 to the general public, millions of devices will be upgraded to Apple’s new file system, APFS, in what is a bold, yet not risk-free move, according to several commentators.

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Swift Memory Ownership Manifesto

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 03, 2017 4

According to Chris Lattner, Swift creator and Swift team lead before moving to Tesla, defining a Rust/Cyclone-inspired memory ownership model is one of the main goals for Swift development. Now that Swift 4 has entered its phase 2, the Swift team has published a manifesto detailing how Swift memory ownership could work.

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Swift 4 Enters Final Stage, Defers ABI Stability

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 23, 2017

Apple has detailed the release process for Swift 4, which should become available in the Fall of 2017. The main focus of this release is to provide significant enhancements to the core language and standard library, while delivering source compatibility. ABI compatibility, which was originally in the roadmap, will be deferred, explains Apples' new Swift team lead Ted Kremenek.

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Stormpath Launches Client API to Simplify Mobile and Frontend Authentication

by Benjamin Young Follow 1 Followers on  Feb 20, 2017

Stormpath, a provider of authentication, authorization, social login, and other user management related API services, recently launched a new Client API with the aim of simplifying mobile and front-end authentication and registration.

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The Road to Swift 4 ABI Stability

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 02, 2017

Recently published on the swift-evolution mailing list, the Swift ABI Stability Manifesto aims to be a compilation of all concerns that need to be addressed before Swift’s ABI can be declared stable. Yet, it is not entirely clear whether ABI stability will make it into Swift 4.

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Realm Mobile Platform Adds Horizontal Scalability, Support for Legacy Data Sources, and Replication

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 31, 2017

The Realm team has announced version 1.0 of its Realm Mobile Platform, aimed to make it possible to create mobile apps for iOS and Android with features such as automatic realtime data synchronization, realtime collaboration, live messaging, and more.

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Bluepill is LinkedIn’s Open-Source Tool for iOS UI Testing at Scale

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 21, 2017

LinkedIn’s Bluepill allows developers to run iOS UI tests using multiple simulators on a single machine, writes LinkedIn software engineer Keqiu Hu, and aims to provide tool stability and test scalability.

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The Last Days of Parse

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 20, 2017 2

Parse co-founder Kevin Lacker sent out a final reminder of Parse shutting down at the end of this month. Developers are urged to export any data they would like to save as soon as possible.

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Swift 3.1 Enters its Final Development Stage

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Dec 13, 2016

Apple’s Swift team has made public their release plan for Swift 3.1, expected to be available in the Spring of 2017 and source-compatible with Swift 3.0, writes Apple’s language and runtimes manager Ted Kremenek.

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First Evidence of Apple Aggressively Removing Abandoned Apps from the App Store

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 21, 2016

In the second month after Apple announced an App Store improvement process aimed to remove non-working or outdated apps, its first effects are starting to show, App Store analytics firm Sensor Tower revealed.

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Firefox Focus, a Private Web Browser for iOS

by David Iffland Follow 2 Followers on  Nov 18, 2016

Firefox Focus is a new web browser for iOS that blocks many ad and content trackers by default. Along with its minimal, single tab UI, the browser offers privacy and speed.

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

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 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 4 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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Rollout Aims to Enable Live Updates for Swift iOS Apps

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 06, 2016

Rollout, maker of a solution that makes it possible to live-update native Objective-C apps without going through the App Store review process, has announced support for Swift. Live-update of Swift apps is achieved through a technique Rollout calls pseudo method-swizzling.

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The Roadmap to Swift 4

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 19, 2016

Expected to be released in late 2017, Swift 4 will aim to stabilize the language, both at the source code and ABI level. New features will include improvements to generics, and a Rust/Cyclone-inspired memory ownership model.

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