IN THIS ISSUE: 5 Tips for Using Grid; Adobe to Scrap PhoneGap; Trends in Mobile App Dev; Top 12 Mobile Dev Languages; Compiler Pioneer Dies at 88; TypeScript 4.0 Released
For developers building web pages, Grid is a great way to avoid the need to use HTML alone to control the look and feel of a site. The vintage page shown above would be practically impossible to build without some kind of framework such as Grid of Flexbox.
It's sometimes better to lead, but following the herd can have its advantages too. Stepping out too much when building a mobile-app UI can be harmful to producivity. Follow these trends to keep apps in line with convention.
Despite notable newcomers, stalwarts Java, C and C++ still top the list of the world's most-used languages for mobile app development.
Frances Allen, a pioneer in the field of software compilers and the first female recipient of the prestigious Turing Award, passed away on Aug. 4, her 88th birthday. Allen is credited with major advancements in technology relating to compiler optimization and code parallelization.
In its first major release in two years, TypeScript 4.0 reportedly delivers significant improvements to its refactoring capabilities, better integration with Microsoft Visual Studio Code editor and enhanced error reporting. Get TypeScript 4.0 through NuGet.