"The 8th edition State of the Nation report features all the latest trends in mobile and IoT development, including platform and language prioritisation, revenues and revenue models, tool adoption and more. It also examines the rise of Swift, the most popular IoT markets, enterprise vs. consumer apps, as well as presenting the most important sources for developer monetisation."
"Developers don’t need us to tell them that the app landscape is constantly changing. But it never hurts to pause for a moment and look into exactly how it’s changing."
"NORWALK, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TMC and Crossfire Media today announced the addition of the Tutorial: Creating iOS Apps in Swift at the DevCon5 HTML5 & Mobile App Developer Conference , July 20-22, 2015 in New York City at New York University’s Kimmel Center. The tutorial will be presented by Mark Meretzky, Adjunct Associate Professor of Information Technologies at NYU will take place on Monday from 8AM until 4PM. DevCon5 will focus on using HTML5 and other development tools to create mobile apps that provide a superior user experience while appealing to large numbers of those users. "
"Not yet a year old, Apple's programming language is already earning plaudits for its feature set and ease of use"
"First, on the Hugo and Nebula (and all other) awards given out in science fiction. Do they have problems? Yes, they all do. For a variety of reasons, the awards no longer have much connection to the Big Wide World of science fiction and fantasy readers. Thirty and forty years ago, they did. Today, they don’t."
"Microsoft is shuttering its three-year old Microsoft Open Technologies subsidiary, which the company originally created to "advance Microsoft's investment in openness including interoperability, open standards and open source.""
"This tutorial will show you how to start an Xcode project to build an iPhone app with a tab bar along the bottom of the screen."
"Apple released iOS 8.3 today with several bug fixes and a few new additions and you can update now by going to Software Update on your iOS devices."
"Microsoft's open-sourcing of server-side .Net technologies is a big step for the longtime king of proprietary desktop software. But the move itself is of limited impact, and .Net has a long way to go to catch up to open source Java, observers agree. "
"The Karatsuba algorithm was the first multiplication algorithm asymptotically faster than the quadratic "grade school" algorithm. The Toom–Cook algorithm is a faster generalization of Karatsuba's method, and the Schönhage–Strassen algorithm is even faster, for sufficiently large n."
"The U.S. widened its lead in mobile patents last year and IBM took the top spot in new patents granted in that space, according to a report this week that analyzed data from both the U.S. and Europe."
"A second wave of mobile enterprise Relevant Products/Services apps from IBM and Apple puts a focus on the healthcare industry, with new tools for hospital nurses and home care service professionals. Other new MobileFirst apps are designed for industrial, retail, insurance and airline users. "
"This article lists all built-in Swift functions – both documented and undocumented ones. The definition used for “built-in function” used in this article is a function available in Swift without importing any modules (such as Foundation, etc.) or referencing any classes."
"So what went wrong? In their closing statement, the Nebula management team said, “the market will likely take another several years to mature. As a venture backed start up, we did not have the resources to wait.” As for their customers, support has ended immediately. The company recommends that its former customers turn to “OpenStack products from vendors including Red Hat, IBM, HP and others.”"
"The report, “Listening to the Customer: 7 New Research Findings,” conducted in partnership with eConsultancy, found that while nearly 90 percent of marketers understand the importance of personalization in the customer experience, nearly 80 percent of consumers feel the average brand doesn’t understand them as an individual."
"The BBC mini-series “Wolf Hall,” beginning on Sunday night on PBS, is a historical drama of conspicuous quality, like one of the shimmering tapestries hanging in the castles where its 16th-century power players hatch their schemes."
"Several people have asked me for advice about education and training in Analytics and Data Science, so I wrote this article. For our purpose here, I include Analytics, Data Mining, and Data Science degree program, certificate, training, and certification programs. This information is readily available on the internet, but I have picked some of my favorites here–so the list is not all inclusive. I am not affiliate with any of these programs other than as a guest speaker."
"Without apps, the Apple Watch is nothing more than a glorified timepiece. Here's every app we know of coming to the device."