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What’s new in Google’s Android Studio 3.1

Google’s development suite for mobile apps adds improvements for C++ and Kotlin coders and for SQLite database users

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What’s new for developers in Android P

Kotlin, machine learning, and greater app compatibility get attention in the latest Google developer tools

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What’s new in Google’s Flutter mobile dev framework

The first beta release is now available for Android and iOS developers

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Why developers focus on ‘loser’ iOS over ‘winner’ Android

Linux has beat closed-source operating systems in every hardware category, but in mobile its Android derivative just can’t win in the ecosystem competition

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What’s new in Google’s Dart language

Dart 2 has been rebooted for client-side web and mobile development

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What’s new in NativeScript

The framework that turns JavaScript, TypeScript, and Angular into native mobile apps adds starter templates, has direct Vue.js support

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Android developers get programming extensions for Kotlin

The beta Android KTX extensions should make coding in Kotlin more concise and idiomatic

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What’s new in the Bootstrap 4 web development framework

The mobile-first framework uses Sass variables and mixins, the Bootstrap grid system, and prebuilt components

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Troubled jQuery mobile and UI projects seek new participants

Because of diminished resources, the two JavaScript-related projects are being merged

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State of JavaScript: TypeScript rises, Angular falls

JavaScript developers prefer ES6, React, and Express, while TypeScript, Vue.js, and GraphQL draw strong interest

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What’s next for the Glimmer mobile JavaScript library

Library for mobile apps getting custom bytecode for faster loading and even performance improvements

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Google’s new mechanism to embed web content in Android apps

The Trusted Web Activity capability, soon to be in beta, lets apps use web-based content in a chromeless window

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Maturing devops practices: what you don’t yet know

Why is it so hard for organizations to succeed in the journey to devops?

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Kotlin could overtake Java on Android next year

Now that Google has endorsed Kotlin for Android development, Java-based mobile developers could become dinosaurs

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Apple’s Swift is losing developers to multiplatform frameworks

Microsoft’s Xamarin, Apache Cordova, and Ionic are replacing the use of Swift and Xcode as developers seek to maintain fewer code bases

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Bossie Awards 2017: The best software development tools

InfoWorld picks the top open source software for building systems and applications

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8 reasons to develop a progressive web app

While native apps were once the be-all and end-all of mobile, there's a new contender on the block: PWAs

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5 key challenges for mobile test automation

What are the top test-automation-at-scale challenges your apps will face?

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