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170 U.S. Brands Are Already Using This Ad Tech That Can Target People in a Specific Building

The motto of the 28th annual Mobile World Congress is "The Edge of Innovation," and xAd's message at the conference is particularly on theme. The New …

42, An Online Platform Bringing Big Data To Brick-And-Mortar Retailers, Makes Its Debut

Y Combinator-backed online retailer platform and former TechCrunch Disrupt participant, 42, is today making its official debut. The company, founded only a year ago, is working to turn raw point-of-sale data into actionable insights for brick-and-mortar businesses that can help them boost their …

Best practices for App Engine: memcache and eventual vs. strong consistency

We have published two new articles about best practices for App Engine. Are you aware of the best ways to keep Memcache and Datastore in syn...

Apple Buys Topsy For Price Reportedly North Of $200M, Could Use Social Signals To Bolster Siri, App Store Relevance

Apple has purchased social analytics firm Topsy, which focuses on parsing data from Twitter, reports The Wall Street Journal. The deal was apparently worth ‘more than $200M’ according to the publication.<p>Topsy is one of several firms that have been focused on gathering and parsing data from …

ExplainShell Breaks Down Long, Confusing Linux Commands

Ever come across a tutorial online that tells you to run a long terminal command, but want to know what each part of it actually <i>means</i>? ExplainShell …

100 High-Quality Java Developers’ Blogs

The intent of this page is to collection the best 100 Java blogs and help programmers to find good blog posts to read. Some of these blogs may not be …

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[Objective C] UIImage+ImageEffects

// UIImage+ImageEffects.m<p>// AnimationExamples<p>// Created by Timothy Patrick Johnson on 7/3/13.<p>// Copyright (c) 2013 Meister. All rights …

Pinterest Details Engineering Process Behind iOS 7 Redesign

Pinterest’s engineering blog has an interesting post providing a behind-the-scenes look at the development process for its iOS 7 app redesign, which went live last month.<p>Software engineer Steven Ramkumar explained the company’s plan to drop iOS 5 support, make use of the new APIs in iOS 7 and …

React - A JavaScript library for building user interfaces

Declarative<p>React makes it painless to create interactive UIs. Design simple views for each state in your application, and React will efficiently …

Android vs. iOS Development: Fight!

The eternal startup question “Android or iOS first?” grows ever thornier, with news that Android’s market share exceeds 80%. But never mind the managers and non-technical founders: what do <i>developers! developers!</i> think of that divide? Whoever makes life easier for them gains a sizable edge.<p>And by …

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This tutorial will demonstrate how to handle and display thousands of points of data on an iOS map in a way people understand and enjoy.<p>We are going …

Objective-C Cheat Sheet and Quick Reference Updated for Xcode 5!

Objective-C Cheat Sheet and Quick Reference Updated for Xcode 5!<p>This is a quick note to let you know that I’ve updated our Objective-C cheat and …

How To Use Git Source Control with Xcode 9

<i>Update note</i>: Updated for Xcode 9 by Richard Critz. Original tutorial by Malek Trablesi and previously updated by Felipe Laso-Marsetti.<p>Whether you’re …

iOS7 interactive transitions

iOS 7 introduces a new way to implement custom transitions between view controllers. This post and accompanying project shows how we can use custom …

Version control for solo Mac developers

In this post, I'll take a quick look at how to keep your projects in git and how to manage that easily on the Mac. More importantly though, I'll take …

Breaking Development: The Server Side of Responsive Web Design

In his presentation at Breaking Development in Nashville TN, Dave Olsen talked through how RESS can provide the benefits of both responsive Web …

Git Explained: For Beginners

I’m working with Git now for about two years but only for my personal projects and those I have on GitHub. At work we still use TFS and SVN (as of …

Using Node.js and Websockets to Build a Chat Service

Node.js and Websockets are the perfect combination to write very fast, lag free applications which can send data to a huge number of clients. So why …

Apple Replacing Faulty MacBook Air Drives

If you purchased a MacBook Air sometime between the beginning of this summer and last, Apple may owe you a new drive.<p>Apple said this week that it is …

Linux is more secure but not invulnerable

Jack Wallen believes Linux is more secure than other platforms, but it's only as secure as the packages installed.<p>I've been working with and using …

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An Online Course in Parallel Programming

• There is very little theoretical analysis of parallel algorithms, such as O() analysis, maximum theoretical speedup, acyclic graphs and so …

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Scratch builds a free mobile service over Wi-Fi, using cellular as a last resort

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>There’s no shortage of new virtual operators emerging onto the U.S. mobile scene, but there are very few that are giving voice …

Adobe source code breach; it’s bad, real bad

Advertisement<p>45 Comments<p>The theft of source code for Adobe(s adbe) Acrobat, Cold Fusion and other products poses a wide-spread threat given the …

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

How Can I Use an iPad for Web Development and Programming?

<i>Bug alert! But you're on the road. All you have is your iPad, and maybe a Bluetooth keyboard. What to do? The Apple devs at Stack Exchange offer up</i> …

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Turkish engineers get $2.5M for Hazelcast, an open source in-memory data grid for Java

In Turkey, a group of five engineers developed an elegant solution to tackle one of the biggest challenges for Java developers.<p>This solution, dubbed Hazelcast, is designed to prevent enterprise applications from drowning in data. Developers need a better way to manage all this data, while ensuring …

GitHub Hits The 4M User Mark As It Looks Beyond Developers For Its Next Stage Of Growth

GitHub has made its name as an online repository for developers to post, borrow and collaborate on code together — with active users now numbering 4 million — but in the future it wants to take that model to new frontiers as a center for all kinds of online collaboration.<p>“We want lawyers, people in …