Links for May 14th through May 21st
How Eddie Van Halen Hacks a Guitar #guitar – The guitar god is also an inventor and patent holder who has spent the better part of 35 years in this shop, rebuilding guitars and amps, searching for his signature sound
Dropwizard vs. Spring Boot – How to get a production ready Java application off the ground in the shortest time possible? – On the bottom line you could say that Dropwizard has a larger community around it and Spring Boot enjoys better official and structured support, together with Spring’s existing user base.
Apple TV And The Apple Watch Are Both About To Get Smarter – ReadWrite – The Apple TV is reportedly in line to get its first software-development kit, or SDK, which will for the first time give developers the tools to code apps and more for the tiny black box of entertainment tricks.
LeakCanary – A memory leak detection library for Android and Java. – A memory leak detection library for Android and Java. LeakCanary will automatically show a notification when an activity memory leak is detected in your debug build.
Using Core Data in Swift with Jesse Squires – In this talk Jesse Squires walks us through his attempt, and the new frustrations he found along the way. Presenting practical strategies for those moving away from an Objective-C model, he details the bugs and complexities you’ll likely encounter, how to work around them, and how Swift can bring new clarity to your model objects. We also learn how to harness Swift specific features, such as enums, in your NSManagedObject subclasses.
RxPresso – Espresso UI testing made easy for Android applications using RxJava #androiddev – I’m really happy to announce the release of RxPresso, a new library to make Espresso UI testing easy for Android applications using RxJava.
Introducing Firebase Queue – a fault-tolerant multi-worker job pipeline built on Firebase – If you’re writing your server code in Node, Firebase Queue makes it easy to handle background jobs with a worker queue. We’re already using it in our private backups feature, where we reliably handle hundreds of jobs per day across multiple machines.
Microsoft Hyperlapse makes first-person videos smooth and speedy – Microsoft Hyperlapse is a new technology that creates smooth and stabilized time lapses from first-person videos
TouchDevelop – Create your apps on your phone, tablet or laptop. Works on iOS, Android, Windows, Mac or Linux. – TouchDevelop is a touch-friendly app creation environment for iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows, Mac, Linux. Our mobile-friendly editor makes coding fun, even on your phone or tablet!