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Apple Swift attracts a flock of coding tools

The Swift community offers a host of tools to help power Apple’s soaring programming language

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First look: Visual Studio for Mac is here at last, almost

Xamarin-inspired IDE will allow C# and F# programmers to develop for iOS, Mac, and Android on a single machine, but is currently limited

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Uniting the digital enterprise

Enterprise mobility management isn’t just for mobile devices and applications anymore.

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Apple lays out plans for Swift 4.0

The upcoming version of the language, due next year, emphasizes source and standard library stability

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

Challenger nudges Java, Node.js for Swift app dev

PerfectlySoft's Perfect 2.0 framework supports Swift 3.0 and focuses on modularity

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Microsoft brings iOS JavaScript debugging to MacOS, Windows

The iOS Web Debugger for Visual Studio Code is the latest attempt by Microsoft to woo iOS developers

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6 tools for producing a great mobile app experience

You want users of your mobile apps to have a worry-free experience, which means using mobile app performance management (APM) tools to pinpoint any problems. IT managers in the IT Central Station community identify the best and worst...

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Android, iOS bug bounty biz is booming

Hackers who identify and document proven critical software vulnerabilities in Android or iOS stand to cash in big time, thanks to new bug bounty increases from Apple, Google and at least one security firm.

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15 low-code tools for building mobile apps fast

These simple mobile programming tools give business users and developers a fast track to mobile app success

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Getting started with IBM Blockchain and exploring the wonder of Legos

The potential for blockchain technology is limited only by our imaginations. The IBM Blockchain service on Bluemix helps you stop wasting time and start saving time writing applications in chaincode.

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LinkedIn claims Rocket Data beats Apple's iOS caching

The framework is an alternative to Apple's Core Data, which was inadequate for the company's mobile dev needs

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Microsoft’s Ethereum Blockchain as a Service accelerates mobile development

The corporate fascination with mobile rapid application development has turned to embracing smart contracts. Blockchain applications and functional tools to build ecosystems are growing at lightning speed.

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Microsoft's blockchain project Bletchley offers services to access off chain data

Identity, security and cryptography baked into middleware. Customized performance for blockchains. Technology teams just got more productive.

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

Facebook SDK gives Apple's Swift developers access to platform services

The SDK enables integration of iOS mobile apps with services on the social network

What dark mode looks like in iOS 10

Two iOS developers have found dark mode hidden deep in the very first iOS 10 beta. See what it looks like in these images.

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Apple purposefully avoids enterprise at WWDC

Enterprise definitely was not the star of Apple's show at WWDC last week. The company barely mentioned business users or developers during the opening keynote, but it did introduce several improvements that should have far reaching...

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What Apple's new open stance means for iOS apps

At its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple this week empowered third-party developers to further integrate their apps with native iOS software. The changes should have significant impact behind the scenes of iOS and on...

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What’s the buzz: Python gorges on tools and libraries

The BeeWare project offers tools and libraries offered for mobile and web development

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