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2018 will be the breakout year for PWAs

Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) – browser-based applications that take on some performance aspects of native applications — are expected to break out …

Web Development

How to build a startup — without quitting your day job

Build a side project, build an empire<p>Question: What do Craigslist and Albert Einstein have in common?<p>Answer: Their big idea started as a side project.<p>…

UI Testing in Xcode - WWDC 2015 - Videos

How to Make Mind Maps: Visualize Your Ideas for Better Brainstorming

Legend has it that in the summer of 1994, as the production of <i>Toy Story</i> was wrapping up, four Pixar creatives went to lunch to brainstorm ideas for …

Creativity

Automated Testing is Not for Everyone, But It Should Be

It is a widely accepted notion that collaboration benefits an organization. Based on past research by MIT and Capgemini Consulting, collaborative …

Project Management

Mind Mapping for Successful Software Development

<i>It’s amazing what happens when a group of people stands around a whiteboard, grabs some markers and starts mind mapping. They think of new</i> …

Swift 4 Blog Project Updates

Hark! The time is upon us for the great Swift 4 migration. Woe are the developers still using Swift 3. So say we all!<p>And... with that out of the way, …

Software Development

How Girlboss's Sophia Amoruso Started Over After Bankruptcy and Divorce

Within three months, both Sophia Amoruso’s business and marriage fell apart. She explains why a forced reset ended up being a gift, not a burden.<p>At …

'Robot lawyer' that overturned 160,000 parking tickets now helping refugees

A chat bot that helped overturn 160,000 parking tickets is now giving free legal aid to asylum-seeking refugees through Facebook.<p>DoNotPay, which has been dubbed the world’s first robot lawyer, was created by London-born Stanford University student Joshua Browder.<p>The 20-year-old, who has made …

The Future

Here Are The Top User Interface Design Trends For 2017

<b>Users have</b> become more tech-savvy and have higher expectations for design than ever—which makes it all the more important that your app resonates …

UI Design

Mobile First Is Just Not Good Enough: Meet Journey-Driven Design

In a recent sales meeting for a prospective healthcare client, our team at Mad*Pow found ourselves answering an all-too-familiar question. We had …

Web Design

How to produce beautiful, artistic photos on Android

Here's how to edit photos when you're on the road with just your smartphone (or tablet!).<p>Going somewhere? Packing is tough enough. The last thing you …

How to stay up to date with Swift and the Developer Community

As a developer learning never stops. That’s really exciting but also time consuming. Swift quickly became the most popular programming language and …

Stack Overflow

5 Things to Consider When Creating a Mobile App

<i>By Paul Swaddle, Chairman of Pocket App</i>Mobile applications are fast becoming a necessity for modern businesses, regardless of industry or size. A …

Apps

Do You Have What It Takes to Succeed in User Experience?

Although design with the user in mind has probably been around for <i>3.3 million years</i> when Homo Habilis first started creating stone tools (a design …

Ecommerce Site Search: Best Practices and What to Look For in a Solution

“Not all who wander are lost.”<p>Good stuff for bumper stickers or if you’re trying to write a generation-defining bestseller and get Reese Witherspoon …

eCommerce

User Experience Design Mistakes You Need to Fix

We're in the year 2016, modern web design has been around for at least 12 years already, ever since Tim O'Reilly and Dale Dougherty coined the term Web 2.0. Yet, user experience in design is still suffering from incompatibility, and plain ridiculous approaches to design vandalism.<p>Sure, designers …

What's new in Swift 2.2

Swift 2.2 is almost here, and cleans up a number of quirks, adds some missing features, and deprecates – perhaps controversially – some language …

What's the difference between a class variable and an instance variable? - Programmer and Software Interview Questions and Answers

What’s the difference between a class variable and an instance variable?<p>Knowing the terminology is important. Instance variables and class variables …

Tools for Running an iOS Consulting Studio

Get your organization on track with these tips and tools.<p>Management responsibilities are a sharp departure from the technical skills that make …

Mockups

iOS Architecture Patterns

Demystifying MVC, MVP, MVVM and VIPER<p><i>UPD: Slides which I presented at NSLondon available</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>Feeling weird while doing MVC in iOS? Have doubts about …

Objective-C Tuesdays: atomic and nonatomic properties

Two weeks ago we looked at the @property directive and last week we saw how to use the @synthesize directive to tell the compiler to generate getters …

When to use Delegation, Notification, or Observation in iOS

A common problem that we often experience when developing iOS applications, is how to allow communication between our controllers, without the need …

Swift vs. Objective-C: 10 reasons the future favors Swift

Programming languages don’t die easily, but development shops that cling to fading paradigms do. If you’re developing apps for mobile devices and you …

NSUserDefaults are not the place for sensitive data!

NSUserDefaults aren’t meant to store sensitive information.<p>If you have been developing for iOS for a while you know that NSUserDefaults is pretty …

The differences between Core Data and a Database

The Core Data Programming Guide clearly states that Core Data is not a database but since both Core Data and a database are ways of providing …

Pricing 101 - How To Price Yourself As A Freelancer

I want to share a story with you. The story is of two designers. Both designers make roughly $6,000 per month. Both designers have equal skills and …

Employment

Food Photography: How To Edit Photos In Photoshop

Shares 3K<p><b>How to edit photos in Photoshop: My step-by-step Photoshop-flow.</b><p>Hi, Friends! Welcome to my annual <i>Help-A-Blogger-Out</i> blog post!<p>Last year it …

Preparing for a new age of cross-platform development

How can we build the best thing we can, in the most efficient way possible?<p>Our team has been doing iOS development since 2009, and in that time we’ve …

New Layout Editor with Constraint Layout

This page is deprecated. Redirecting to https://developer.android.com/studio/write/layout-editor.html<p>Android Studio 2.2 Preview includes a new layout …

Android Development