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Erica SadunInit to Winit: Building Success with Swift Class Initializers
Work carefully with Swift class initializers. If Objective-C is a big, warm, fuzzy teddy bear when it comes to initializers, Swift is a bespectacled, whip-carrying, leather-clad librarian with an attitude. Learn how to use convenience methods from subclasses without enraging the Swift tiger.
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By Erica SadunSep 9, 2014
Erica SaduniOS Developer's Cookbook: Painting Sprite Kit
Don't waste time wallpapering your Sprite Kit scenes. Focus your time on actual game design and debugging. Simple class extensions enable you to apply UIKit pattern colors and images to your Sprite Kit nodes.
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By Erica SadunAug 11, 2014
Rebecca M. RiordanFluent Windows 8.1 App Development: Jumping into the Deep End
In this chapter from Fluent Windows 8.1 App Development, you'll jump in at the deep end and build a complete Win8 app so that when we do start working on the details, you’ll know where and how they fit.
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By Rebecca M. RiordanAug 7, 2014
Erica SadunXcode File Tricks
Take charge of Xcode by learning essential file management tricks. You can discover ways to unbreak your heart and fix some red in your Xcode projects.
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By Erica SadunAug 4, 2014

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Brad YaleOperating System Battleground: iOS vs. Android

Unification: [yoo-nuf-fi-key-shuh n]; Noun. Origin: Unify, 1495 – 1505, Late Latin

  1. The process of unifying or uniting; union
  2. The state or condition of being unified
  3. iOS

Varied: [vair-eed]; Adj. Origin: Vary, 1300 – 1350, Middle English, Latin

  1. Characterized by exhibiting variety; various; diverse; diversified
  2. Changed; altered
  3. Having several different colors; variegated
  4. Android
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By Brad YaleCommentsSeptember 3, 2014
Topics: iOS,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Android
John  TraenkenschuhWindows 9 When?

Traenk is looking forward to Windows 9:  Here's Why.

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By John TraenkenschuhCommentsSeptember 1, 2014
Topics: Other Applications,Home & Office Computing,Microsoft Windows Vista & Home Server,Windows Phone,Microsoft Windows Desktop,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Microsoft Applications
Brad YaleInformIT Labor Day Programming Event

Welcome to the InformIT Labor Day Event.

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By Brad YaleCommentsAugust 28, 2014
Topics: Home & Office Computing,Information Technology,Software Development & Management,Programming,Open Source,Web Services,Graphics & Web Design,Networking,Engineering,Web Development,Certification,Data,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Security,Hardware,Operating Systems, Server,Business & Management
Brad YaleOn The Importance of Continued Education

Normally, I use this space to talk about tech issues. In a way, I will use this post to do that yet more than anything else, I am going to use this space to talk about the reality of continuing to learn in a professional setting. More specifically, I am going to use this space to talk about the importance of continued education in a professional/personal setting and some of the interactive tech tools – Learning Labs – InformIT offers to help you to continue to learn. I promise you, you’ll love Learning Labs.

 
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By Brad YaleCommentsAugust 12, 2014
Topics: Graphic Programming,Python,Ruby,PHP,Information Technology,Software Development & Management,Programming,Java,Open Source,Python,Web Services,Ruby/Ruby on Rails,Perl,PHP,C/C++,Web Development,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Ajax and JavaScript,HTML5/CSS/Blend,HTML/CSS,JavaScript

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