Google Starts Testing Android Instant Apps

Android Instant Apps, the lightweight versions of Android apps that can be run without downloading, are now available in a limited run. Google first shared the idea for Instant Apps at its I/O developer conference last year. The concept is that users can quickly and easily experience an app by simply clicking on a url…

What’s New in Android Studio 2.0

Google has released a new version of its Android Studio aimed at helping developers build apps more quickly and efficiently for the wide variety of Android devices on the market. Android Studio 2.0 previewed last November, with product manager Stephanie Cuthbertson saying at the time that the new version would respond to developers’ requests for…

Six Things to Know About the Android N Developer Preview

Does the N stand for Nutella, as Google SVP for Android Hiroshi Lockheimer hinted on Medium? We’re not sure. But the Android N Developer Preview, which Google unexpectedly dropped on us earlier this week, is getting positive reviews for a few of its new features. Here are some things to know about Android N: The…

Google Abandons Oracle Java for OpenJDK

The legal battle between Google and Oracle over Java APIs just took a new turn—and it could be good news for developers. Google has opted to use OpenJDK, the open-source APIs for Java, in its new version of Android, VentureBeat reports. That’s a change from current versions, which are based on Oracle’s proprietary Java Development…

What is Windows-as-a-Service, and Why Should You Care?

On December 8th, owners of the Lumia 950 received and Over-The-Air update to the Windows 10 running on their phones.  While updates like this may seem common place, this one was special because the software came directly from Microsoft with no intervention by the mobile service carriers.  While iOS users are able to update their phone…

Top 7 Tweets from @IAmDeveloper

If you haven’t seen the humor tweets from this parody Twitter account, here are seven of my favorites.   You can read all the posts at https://twitter.com/iamdevloper.

Amazon Releases New Developer Web Services

At the Amazon Web Services Summit in New York City last week, Amazon announced the availability of several new developer focused services.  These services include a hosted private Git repository service, a continuous deployment automation service, and a device testing farm service. Amazon API Gateway Amazon API Gateway handles all the tasks involved in accepting…

Wintellect’s Jeff Prosise Interviewed on Twit.tv!

Wintellect Co-Founder Jeff Prosise was recently a guest on the latest episode of Coding 101 on Twit.tv.  Father Robert Ballecer who calls himself the “Digital Jesuit” interviewed Jeff with Lou Maresca from Microsoft and they covered many topics starting with how Jeff got started with computer science having come from an engineering background before getting caught up…

Microsoft Details Bridges to Windows Universal Apps

The rather lackluster Day 2 keynote from Build 2015 was short on big announcements as they looked to drive home the message of the power of the Windows Universal Platform including a few more details on the bridges they are building for Web, Android, and iOS developers to move their apps to Windows. Day 2…

Microsoft Continues Push To Win Over Developers at Build 2015

Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella took the stage at Build 2015 today and with a little help from his Microsoft colleagues made the strongest pitch yet for why all developers should build apps for Windows 10. Build 2015 kicked off with a bang today as the three hour long keynote showcased Microsoft’s continued emphasis on empowering…

Which Mobile OS Do You Trust?

With recent revelations from the RSA Security Conference highlighting gaping security holes in iOS8 as well as pointing out that many Android apps don’t perform proper SSL validation, one has to wonder is their mobile data safe anywhere? Amit Yoran, President of the RSA kicked off their company’s annual conference with a scathing commentary on…

Can Google Escape Microsoft’s Fate?

Google could be following in Microsoft’s rather expensive footsteps as the European Union opens an antitrust investigation alleging that bundling of Google services with Android represents an abuse of its dominant position in mobile operating systems. The European Union, every corporate monopoly’s worst enemy,  is setting its sights once again on Google.  This time it’s going after Google for…
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