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How to meet your estimations with the deadline - Piotr Pasich

Estimate a project or a task is a huge issue for all developers. Even if your experience allows you to be pretty sure that your estimations are complete and you shouldn’t exceed them then there always might occur some problems. The thing I struggle with is I always think as a developer. Show More Summary

sabre/dav 2.1 released. - Evert Pot

6 months after the last major release, we just put sabre/dav 2.1 live. I'm very excited to announce that we finally have support for CalDAV scheduling (rfc6638), which is a big deal and was hard to implement. This means that invitations...Show More Summary

4 Solutions To Build Apps For The Connected Car

Infotainment, diagnostics, telematics... how mobile technology is changing the car.The post 4 Solutions To Build Apps For The Connected Car appeared first on ARC.

Mobile First: App Reign Supreme As Television Becomes The “Second Screen”

Mobile users spend nearly three hours with their apps per day.The post Mobile First: App Reign Supreme As Television Becomes The “Second Screen” appeared first on ARC.

Another Debite Quits, Scientific Linux Flop, Mageia 3 EOL

Another day brings another Debian resignation. In other news, Mageia 3 is reaching its end-of-life and The Var Guy has some highlights from SUSECon. says Scientific Linux 7 is "poorly executed" and Mozilla says losing Google partnership promotes choice and innovation. Show More Summary

ASP.NET 5 (vNext) Work in Progress - Exploring TagHelpers

TagHelpers are a new feature of ASP.NET 5 (formerly and colloquially ASP.NET vNext) but it's taken me (and others) some time to fully digest them and what they mean. Note that this, and all of ASP.NET 5 is a work in progress. TagHelpers can and will change. Show More Summary

Improving InnoDB index statistics

The MySQL/MariaDB optimiser likes to know things like the cardinality of an index – that is, the number of distinct values the index holds. For a PRIMARY KEY, which only has unique values, the number is the same as the number of rows.  For an indexed column that is boolean (such as yes/no) the cardinality would […]

Optimising multi-threaded replication

Multi-threaded replication is a new feature introduced in MySQL 5.6 and MariaDB 10.0. In traditional single-threaded replication, the slaves have a disadvantage as they have to process in sequence what a master executed in parallel. This, plus the fact that slaves usually have a lot of read-only connections to deal with as well, can easily […]

Chinese Developers Can Now Offer Paid Applications to Google Play Users in More Than 130 countries

By Ellie Powers, product manager for Google Play Google Play is the largest digital store for Android users to discover and purchase their favorite mobile app and games, and the ecosystem is continuing to grow globally. Over the past...Show More Summary

Google Search Results To Highlight Mobile-Friendly Content

It is 2014. Your website should be optimized for smartphones. The post Google Search Results To Highlight Mobile-Friendly Content appeared first on ARC.

Coding Android TV games is easy as pie

Posted by Alex Ames, Fun Propulsion Labs at Google We’re pleased to announce Pie Noon, a simple game created to demonstrate multi-player support on the Nexus Player, an Android TV device. Pie Noon is an open source, cross-platform game...Show More Summary

Yii 2.0 ActiveRecord Explained - SitePoint PHP

The ActiveRecord class in Yii provides an object oriented interface (aka ORM) for accessing database stored data. Similar structures can be found in most modern frameworks like Laravel, CodeIgniter, Smyfony and Ruby. Today, we’ll goShow More Summary

PHP 7 Release Date Settled - Lately in PHP podcast episode 53 - PHP Classes

PHP 7 Release Date Settled - Lately in PHP podcast episode 53 By Manuel Lemos Now that the main features of PHP 7 are practically decided, the PHP 7.0 release date is also being settled for late 2015. This was one of the main topicsShow More Summary

Begin developing with Android Auto

Posted by Daniel Holle, Product Manager At Google I/O back in June, we provided a preview of Android Auto. Today, we’re excited to announce the availability of our first APIs for building Auto-enabled apps for audio and messaging. Android...Show More Summary

Interview with Mike van Riel - Cal Evans

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Keeping Your Saved Games in the Cloud

Posted by Todd Kerpelman, Developer Advocate Saved Games Are the Future! I think most of us have at least one or two games we play obsessively. Me? I'm a Sky Force 2014 guy. But maybe you're into matching colorful objects, battling monsters, or helping avians with their rage management issues. Show More Summary

Introducing OctoberCMS – a Laravel-based CMS - SitePoint PHP

October CMS is a lightweight, back to basics content management system built on Laravel, and on a mission to make your web development workflow easy again. It boasts a very simple and fast learning curve, with a guarantee that you’ll be off the ground and up and running in no time at all. Show More Summary

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