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  • Emulators - Posted by mark.anderson - 13 Jan 2014
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    Automated Mobile UI Testing with CasperJS

  • While real user testing is critical to almost any web effort, the benefits and speed provided by automated testing make it a powerful addition to any test regime. In this article we'll be discussing the automation of UI testing with CasperJS, and PhantomJS.
  • Design Patterns - Posted by mdagruma - 06 Dec 2012
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    Lightweight accordions & sliders with jQuery Mobile

  • Mobile developers are commonly confronted with clients who want everything – all the content and features – on their PC site crammed into the mobile site, rather than going for a streamlined mobile site. That might sound like a recipe for bloated code and a poor user experience – neither of which is acceptable on a mobile device – but it needn’t be, as long as mobile developers emphasize ingenuity over excess functionality. That’s where jQuery accordion menus and sliders come in very useful and, if used cleverly, they can help keep the mobile experience lean and mean.
  • Touch - Posted by DenOdell - 26 Sep 2012
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    Sense and sensor-bility: access mobile device sensors with JavaScript

  • Just as we humans call upon our senses to provide us with data about our environment, so smartphones and tablet devices use their own digital senses – touchscreen, geolocation, orientation, direction and motion – to provide interaction and to tailor applications and games to the user and their real-world surroundings.
  • Android - Posted by weimenglee - 19 Dec 2012
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    Consuming JSON services in Android apps

  • Unless you are writing a Hello World Android application, chances are your application would need to connect to the outside world to fetch some data, such as live currency exchange rates, weather information, records from databases, etc. One of the easiest ways for your application to connect to the outside world is to use web services. For the past few years, XML web services have dominated the arena for web services, as XML was touted as the ubiquitous medium for data exchange. However, using XML as the medium for your data payload suffers from the following problems:
  • HTML5 - Posted by OrenFarhi - 07 Sep 2012
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    What does JavaScript bring to the mobile HTML5 and CSS3 party?

  • JavaScript brings the mobile Web to life. It brings interactivity to HTML5 and CSS3 mobile Web apps. This Q&A with Oren Farhi, front-end architect and JavaScript expert, explores what JavaScript does for mobile sites/apps and when, where, how and why it should be used … and when it shouldn’t.