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React Native allows you to build mobile native apps with Javascript

Fcebook announced that its React Native library is now available on Github. The library allows you to build native iOS and Android applications with JavaScript and Facebook’s React library.

A framework for building native apps with React.

React Native runs JavaScript engine in a separate background thread, which communicates with the native main thread using a batched async messaging protocol. There’s a plugin for React that uses this protocol for communication.

  • With React Native your application logic is written and runs in JavaScript, whereas your application UI is fully native; therefore you have none of the compromises typically associated with HTML5 UI.
  • React introduces a novel, radical and highly functional approach to constructing user interfaces. In brief, the application UI is simply expressed as a function of the current application state.

Tom Occhino’s introducing React Native and discussing why developers at Facebook decided to create it:

The tutorial you can find here

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What is Responsive Web Design

Responsive Web design is the approach that suggests that design and development should respond to the user’s behavior and environment based on screen size, platform and orientation. The practice consists of a mix of flexible grids and layouts, images and an intelligent use of CSS media queries. As the client switches from their portable computer to ipad, iphone or any mobile device, the site might as well immediately switch and react to the client’s preferences.

Core Concepts
Three key technical features are the heart of responsive Web design:

  • Media queries and media query listeners
  • A flexible grid-based layout that uses relative sizing
  • Flexible images and media, through dynamic resizing or CSS

 

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Responsive Web Design tools for Developers

 

1. Web Designer Tools

The Google Web Designer Toos and Webflow allows you to create websites visually – you do also get access to code of course. You can create engaging, interactive HTML5-based designs and motion graphics that can run on any device

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2. Frontend frameworks

Foundation / Twitter Bootstrap makes it a simple feat to create a responsive Web design framework.

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3. Responsive Design Testing

This tool has been built to help with testing your responsive websites while you design and build them.

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4. FitText

FitText makes font-sizes flexible. Use this plugin on your fluid or responsive layout to achieve scalable headlines that fill the width of a parent element.

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5. Responsive Slides

ResponsiveSlides.js is a tiny jQuery plugin that creates a responsive slider using elements inside a container.

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6. Adaptive Images

Adaptive Images detects your visitor’s screen size and automatically creates, caches, and delivers device appropriate re-scaled versions of your web page’s embeded HTML images.

 

7. WordPress

When it comes to maintaining a website, nothing is quite as good as having a content management system in place to handle the heavy lifting for you. WordPress allows you to set up a system to add posts and pages to a website without having to go into the code at all. The templating system WordPress uses is easy to work around for developers and designers, and if you’re really lost there are plenty of basic templates to get you started.

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Google Announces Android 4.4 KitKat

KitKat, made Android amazing for everybody.

Today Google announced details of its long-awaited Android 4.4 KitKat operating system for the first time, going beyond just the candy bar branding. The KitKat update to the Android OS brings some visual changes, including more immersive graphics, as well as deeper integration with Google’s intelligent assistant, Google Now, among other changes and improvements. KitKat will debut on the long-rumored Nexus 5 smartphone that Google also showed off today at a small meeting with reporters in San Francisco.

As Google’s Android chief Sundar Pichai put it, KitKat will be one version of the OS that will run across all smartphones. The goal is to bring Android to the next billion people and the way to do it is to make KitKat use less memory than previous Android versions.

 

 

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Top 10 new features

  • User interface tweaks
  • New dialler, caller ID
  • Unified Hangouts messaging app
  • Smarter Google Now integration
  • Better support for cloud printing
  • Chrome WebView
  • Step detector, counter
  • Enhanced support for connectivity options
  • Better accessibility options
  • Screen recording

 

more informations you can find here »

What’s New for Developers

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