Setting up Apache Cordova for cross-platform mobile development – Part 2 – Windows

This article is the second in a series that will cover the steps to set up Apache Cordova for the Android, Windows and iOS platforms. See the full list of platforms supported by Apache Cordova here. Hello, Windows In this article I’ll create a Windows Store App with the same Apache Cordova project I created […]

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Setting up Apache Cordova for cross-platform mobile development – Part 1 – Android

This article is the first of a series that will cover the steps to set up Apache Cordova for the Android, Windows and iOS platforms. See the full list of platforms supported by Apache Cordova here. Hello, Droid In this article I’ll first set up an Android environment with the Android SDK, an Android Virtual […]

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Book review

“Mastering Web App Development with Express” by Alexandru Vlăduțu. ISBN 978-1783981083. Node.js has a healthy ecosystem of web app frameworks, the popular ones would be Express, Koa, Sails and Meteor. I chose Express as its probably the most mature web framework for Node, my second choice would be Meteor which only recently hit the 1.0 […]

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The case for Node.js

REST web service development with the Apache/Java/Spring/Maven/Hibernate stack is quite complex as each layer brings its own configuration requirements. The resulting size of the monolithic web app archive also tends to be massive, most of it as a result of chains of jar dependencies. For small projects, you may end up writing more XML config […]

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Visual Studio 2015 Preview is here

A number of path breaking announcements were made at Microsoft’s recent connect(); developer event in November 2014. TL;DR .NET Core is now open source and published on GitHub. Official .NET Server distributions for Linux and Mac VC++ supports Clang/LLVM for native cross-platform Android/iOS/Windows Phone development. Visual Studio has a built in Android 4.2 emulator with […]

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Git Branching Essentials

I’ve been using Git for well over a year to manage my software projects. I was blown away by it’s fantastic branching capabilities, which helped me try new ideas and prototype stuff at breakneck speed. So I thought I’d share my experiences with it. This is the first article in a series about development with […]

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Hello, Windows 10!

I’ve been using Windows 8 and 8.1 for software development at work for over two years, and use a mix of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 computers at home. When I saw that Microsoft had just announced Windows 10, I joined the Windows Insider program and downloaded and installed the newly released Windows 10 tech […]

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