Can Google make cross-platform mobile app development suck less?

Today, Google is holding a developer conference in London for Flutter, a new development environment for developing mobile apps for both Android and iOS. Google calls Flutter a “portable UI toolkit,” and Paul Miller has called it “a Frankenstein’s monster of various...

The Electron Open Framework and Why It’s Awesome for Apps Development

These days, there are many types of desktop devices, along with the many different operating systems that run on them. As such, getting programs that work on all of them can be a bit of a challenge. And that’s where Electron open framework comes in, as a way of...

Push data into a Power BI dataset from PHP and Laravel Application

I had a request to Integrate Microsoft Power BI Reporting tool to a custom Developed ERP Product which is based on PHP Laravel Frame Work and My SQL Database... After several hours of research and studies through the documentation, I end up with a successful effort....

How to use an old iPad as a secondary screen for Windows 10

I have an old iPad 2 lying around. This iPad is getting useless as time goes by, and my 2 monitor setup at home is, sometimes, just not enough.  Recently i've found a handy piece of software called Wired XDisplay. The setup is pretty straightforward: Install XDisplay...

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How Bing Maps compares to the new Google Maps pricing

For many startups, Google’s cloud services have been an appealing way to get started because the generous free tiers have meant they could develop and build their tools essentially for free – as long as they didn’t need any support. View original...

Flutter Release Preview 2: Pixel-Perfect on iOS

Flutter is Google's new mobile app toolkit for crafting beautiful native interfaces on iOS and Android in record time. Today, during the keynote of Google Developer Days in Shanghai, we are announcing Flutter Release Preview 2: our last major milestone before Flutter...

Publishing an ASP.NET Core website to a cheap Linux VM host

A little Linux VM on Azure is like $13 a month. You can get little Linux machines all over for between $10-15 a month. On Linode they are about $10 a month so I figured it would be interesting to setup an ASP.NET Core website running on .NET Core. As you may know, ....

AnimatedContainer – Flutter Widget of the Week

You can code up animated changes yourself with explicit animations, or you can let Flutter animate them for you! With the AnimatedContainer widget, you just build it once with a particular attribute (like color), and then rebuild it with a different value. Flutter...

Implementing adaptive master-detail layouts in Flutter

Usually, when developing apps for mobile phones, having too much screen real estate is not the problem. In fact, quite the contrary. Much thought has to be put into how to structure the app so that it does not feel cluttered. On tablets, it is a whole different story....

Why Flutter Uses Dart

Wm Leler explains why Flutter uses Dart: Here is a quick list of the Dart features that together make it indispensable for Flutter: Dart is AOT (Ahead Of Time) compiled to fast, predictable, native code, which allows almost all of Flutter to be written in Dart. This...

Airbnb, Udacity Abandon React Native

Within the space of two weeks, two major enterprise dev teams have announced they have abandoned React Native, the Facebook-originated technology unveiled five years ago as a new way to code native mobile apps using JavaScript. View original...

Announcing Flutter Release Preview 1

Today, we’re delighted to announce Flutter Release Preview 1, signaling a new phase of development for Flutter as we move into the final stages of stabilization for 1.0. View original...

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