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React Native JavaScript framework stumbles

Airbnb and Udacity bow out of Facebook’s mobile framework while Discord and Walmart forge ahead

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Android SDK cozies up to Kotlin

Nullability annotations accompany the Android 9 Pie debut

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React Native mobile app framework gets a rewrite

Facebook’s framework will become lightweight and have better native integration

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Apple says you can port iOS apps to the Mac next year

Apple has begun porting some of its simple apps to test out the porting approach now under development

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25 simple tools for building mobile apps fast

Low-code and no-code development tools give business users and developers a fast track to mobile app success

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PowerApps: The route to apps for the rest of your employees

PowerApps gives you a platform for quickly building mobile applications for service workers that work cross-platform and that integrate with existing back ends

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Why developers focus on ‘loser’ iOS over ‘winner’ Android

Linux has beat closed-source operating systems in every hardware category, but in mobile its Android derivative just can’t win in the ecosystem competition

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Android developers get programming extensions for Kotlin

The beta Android KTX extensions should make coding in Kotlin more concise and idiomatic

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Troubled jQuery mobile and UI projects seek new participants

Because of diminished resources, the two JavaScript-related projects are being merged

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State of JavaScript: TypeScript rises, Angular falls

JavaScript developers prefer ES6, React, and Express, while TypeScript, Vue.js, and GraphQL draw strong interest

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What’s next for the Glimmer mobile JavaScript library

Library for mobile apps getting custom bytecode for faster loading and even performance improvements

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Google’s new mechanism to embed web content in Android apps

The Trusted Web Activity capability, soon to be in beta, lets apps use web-based content in a chromeless window

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