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Jennifer KyrninHTML for Responsive Web Design
Jennifer Kyrnin teaches you the basics of HTML so that you can put together a decent website and make it responsive, in this chapter from Responsive Web Design in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself.
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By Jennifer KyrninDec 17, 2014
Appleโ€™s Core Data Framework and the Swift Programming Language: Q&A with Tim Roadley
Tim Roadley, author of Learning Core Data for iOS: A Hands-On Guide to Building Core Data Applications and the upcoming book "Learning Core Data with Swift" discusses Apple's Core Data Framework with Pearson Senior Acquisitions Editor Trina MacDonald. They talk about the challenges developers face when trying to learn how to use the framework and how Apple's Swift programming language makes those challenges easier.
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By Tim Roadley, Trina MacDonaldDec 4, 2014
Carl BrownVideo: iOS Development with iOS Author Carl Brown
In this video interview, Carl Brown, author of App Accomplished: Strategies for App Development Success, talks to InformIT about the current state of Swift development, why Swift is an investment, and his most recent Swift development projects.
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By Carl BrownDec 3, 2014
Video: The Current State of Swift Development with iOS Developer Ash Furrow
Ash Furrow, author of iOS UICollectionView: The Complete Guide, 2nd Edition and the upcoming "Your First Swift App" talks with Pearson community specialist Brad Yale about the current state of Swift development.
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By Ash Furrow, Brad YaleDec 3, 2014

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Brad YaleMobile Security: Physical Location Tracking
On the level of global commerce, we are addicted to devices. By the start of 2015, it is estimated there will be 3 billion Android devices in circulation around the world. Of those, there are roughly 19,000 distinct devices in operation. On the same accord, there are roughly 550 million active iOS devices globally with another few hundred million being phased out. As a global culture we love our mobile devices. Yet here is the thing, by all measures, our devices aren't all that secure. In both data and physicality, our devices have an operational tendency to betray us. 

This said, a question: what is more worrisome, mobile data security risks or mobile device physical security risks? 


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By Brad YaleCommentsDecember 5, 2014
Topics: Windows Phone,General Security and Privacy,Information Technology,iOS,Network Security,Data,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Android,Security
John  TraenkenschuhWell Played, Microsoft, Well Played

Microsoft has always found support for its platforms by providing an excellent development IDE.  Now, that IDE is free, in most circumstances.

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By John TraenkenschuhCommentsNovember 23, 2014
Topics: Upgrading & Repairing,Home & Office Computing,Windows Phone,Apple,eBay/Yahoo/Google,Programming,iOS,Microsoft Windows Desktop,Windows Programming,Visual Basic,Microsoft Windows Vista & Home Server,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Android,Hardware,Visual Studio,HTML5 & Web Standards,Operating Systems, Server
Brad YaleAndroid Application Battle: Advanced App Killer vs. Task Manager

I suspect every Android users has, at least once, downloaded the Advanced App Killer. I suspect in an effort to free up RAM and to have more free operational memory allowing the device to run smoother, the idea of the Advanced App Killer appeals to many users. With over 50 million downloads, the Advanced App Killer ranks among the most downloaded applications currently available in the Google Play Store.

Popularity aside, a question needs to be asked: does the Advanced App Killer actually work? When compared to the internal task manager installed in every Android device, is the Advanced App Killer a more efficient avenue to free up memory and RAM?

Is the Advanced App Killer when compared to every Android Task Manager, worth downloading?

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By Brad YaleCommentsNovember 4, 2014
Topics: Information Technology,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Android
Brad YaleWhy Open Source Matters: Musings from All Things Open 2014

A few months back I wrote a post titled "Why Open Source Matters: Musings from OSCON 2014". The post covered five reasons why Open Source matters. Those reasons were/are:


  1. Code, Glitches and Open Source Security
  2. Open Source Software
  3. GitHub
  4. The Stringent Control of Proprietary Software
  5. The Endless Ability to Test, Play and Alter

While those reasons still ring true, I want to use this space to center in on another topic speaking to why Open Source and OSS matters more than ever: project management and time constraints.

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By Brad YaleCommentsOctober 23, 2014
Topics: Information Technology,Software Development & Management,Python,Programming,Open Source,Ruby/Ruby on Rails,Web Services,Perl,Web Development,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Android,Ajax & JavaScript,PHP,Linux/UNIX/Open Source Operating Systems,HTML5 & Web Standards,Process Improvement,Business & Management

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