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Google recently overhauled Jetpack and added a variety of alpha, beta, and stable features to the developer toolset. Google says 11 new libraries are available within Jetpack to help app writers zoom through select processes as they create their apps. The idea is to make things as easy as possible.
Surma (Web Advocate at Google) today recommended using AssemblyScript in order to convert code written in TypeScript into the portable binary format, WebAssembly. WebAssembly makes it so that code written in C/C++ and Rust is able to run on Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge Web browsers.
Android app writers are about bathe in newfound powers within the Google Play Store. A handful of features will improve star ratings, ease the process of dealing with user feedback, customize their landing page, and force app updates even when the app is in active use. Here's the skinny.
The latest developer preview of Android Q adds an incredible array of user- and developer-facing features. The company focused on innovation, security, privacy, and digital well being in Android Q. These should help developers build for the cutting edge tech that's just around the corner.
Google continues to update ML Kit to enable developers to create applications for mobile devices that utilize the power of machine learning. Google recently reported that improvements in ML Kit make it possible for mobile devices to perform ML functions even when disconnected from the internet.
Today in a session at Google I/O, Kobi Glick gave attendees an overview of some of the key updates to the Android App Bundle. These updates include new metrics added to Android vitals, upgraded security features, and options for conditional delivery of application features.
Google announced the Kotlin first approach to Android development at the developer keynote presentation on Day 1 of the yearly Google I/O developer conference. Google’s intention is to position Kotlin as the favored programming language for Android application development moving forward.
Google has given developers some relief after some voiced concerns over Android's planned switch to scoped storage. Feedback about Android Q betas opened Google's eyes a bit and the company has put off the required change for an entire year to give app writers more time to adjust.
Google has announced changes to the Google Drive and Google Picker APIs that will change the way that developers authenticate download requests. The authentication changes will affect all users that currently authorize Google Drive download requests via an access token in a query parameter.
The updated core tool for developing Android applications, Android Studio, is now available as a stable release. Android Studio 3.4 and Project Marble have been under development for six months and Google calls this a "milestone release" thanks to the rock solid foundation of key work flows.
In an effort to improve the pull request review experience for developers using "hackable" text editor Atom, which it developed and offers under an open-source license, GitHub has announced that Atom 1.37 beta will allow developers to review and resolve comments in an in-editor dock.
Google plans to deprecate versions 1 and 2 of the Google Play Developer API later this year and suggests developers adopt version 3 sooner rather than later. The Google Play Developer API lets developers automate in-app billing and app distribution via the Play Store. It's time to upgrade.
Apple this week updated all of its core operating systems with critical security patches The company repaired vulnerabilities in iOS, macOS, tvOS, iCloud, iTunes, and Safari for iPhones, iPads, Macs, consoles, and Windows machines. Developers and consumers should update as soon as possible.
Google hopes several fresh feature additions to Android App Bundles will convince more developers to adopt the modular platform. The goal behind Android App Bundles is to reduce app size and simplify the process of developing, testing, and releasing apps. A new API is on deck. Here's the skinny.
Good QA engineering is all about automation and replication. In this article, we'll take a look at best practices in QA engineering and how Postman can help fill the gaps in your QA practices, including how to inspect API responses, test for specific results, and run tests at the right times.
Nineteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Holidays, Payments, Time Tracking and Background. Highlights include APIs for business proposals, pet adoption, air quality, and team collaboration. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Google this week released the first developer preview of Android Q, marking the beginning of a months-long journey that will eventually see the operating system reach phones, tablets, and more. As it does each year, Google jammed the OS upgrade with a batch of APIs for developers to put to work.
Google today released Flutter 1.2, what it calls the first "feature release" for the software repo. Flutter first made its debut at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February 2018. Google later released the 1.0 version of Flutter in December 2018, so it's nice to see a feature release so soon.
Apple has big plans for its core platform and biggest moneymaker. According to a report from Bloomberg, Apple is preparing to combine the apps that run on its iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers. The idea is to make it easier for application developers to create apps that run on all Apple devices.
There is an expanding set of tools that help during every stage of the API lifecycle. So much so that it’s natural to be overwhelmed by the variety of API tooling available. This article takes a look at a number of tools, each of which can help modernize your API development process.