The announcement yesterday that Apple would be open-sourcing the Swift programming language is big news. Swift is a newcomer to the programming language world, but has skyrocketed in popularity in the past year. On the TIOBE index (an index which tracks the ranking of programming languages) already has Swift in 14th place, predominately due to the massive iOS developer community embracing the new technology. Here is the chart from this [...]
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The design language surrounding the new user interface introduced by Windows 8 and the Windows Phone operating system is a huge change from the old WIMP (Windows, Icons, Mouse and Pointer) style of interface. There has been a huge shift in user interface design since the introduction of touch interfaces on devices. This design language is not perfect and has a garnered a lot of criticism from some very established [...]
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