Android Basics - Activities & Fragments

Enabling Rich Previews of Shared Links

A hands-on look at enabling rich previews of links in iMessage, Facebook, and beyond. First published on January 9th, 2017 at markcarlson.io

The iMessage app in iOS 10 provides rich previews of links when they are properly formatted to take advantage of this new feature.  In addition, these same links will contain rich previews in other apps too, like Facebook, Reddit, WhatsApp, Skype, Twitter, and others with the same configuration.

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Android Data Binding - Part 1

Android applications are, almost universally, data driven. All screens have a data object that can be fetched from the internet, database, or even created by the application user. Typically on Android apps, developers need to inflate the view, locate each view element using findById, and then set the appropriate value.

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Tutorial: Building a WebApp using Swift Part 2

In the first part of our Tutorial, we learned how to setup and run our Vapor environment, as well as how to configure MySQL for use. If you missed Part 1, you can read it here! Now, in Part 2, we will create our data Model and learn how to develop the necessary basic data operations that will be used on our Pet App. So, let's get started!

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Mule Encryption

“Do not reinvent the wheel.” That’s the principle Mule applies when it comes to Mule Message Security. Anypoint Enterprise Security is a suite that comes bundled with all the necessary modules/methods for applying security to Mule Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) implementations and Web services.
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Tutorial: Building a WebApp Using Swift - Part 1

During the Wordwide Developers Conference 2014, Apple brought to the world something the no mac or iOS developer expected: A new language named Swift, that was presented as the solution for the already old-fashioned Objective-C. The promise was that Swift would be modern, and would bring more safety and power for apps. And in keeping with its name, Swift was quickly adopted by the community.

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