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  • Mobile Cloud

    Software Craftsmanship 2014 Anti-Patterns Calendar

    The 2014 Software Craftsmanship Anti-Patterns Wall Calendar is available for order now from gear.telerik.com.
    December 05, 2013
  • Cloud Mobile

    Using QUnit To Unit Test PhoneGap/Cordova Applications

    As the state of hybrid web development matures, developers are looking to bring their tools and techniques from more "traditional" development to this new medium. One of these techniques, unit testing, can be a bit tricky to setup in PhoneGap/Cordova applications. In this article, we'll look at how to build a test suite for a hybrid app with QUnit - a popular and easy to use unit testing library. We'll look at not only how to build and run tests, but also how to automate them as well.
    December 05, 2013
  • Cloud Mobile

    Mocking Services & Data in Mobile Apps

    On larger projects, where different team members work on features that are dependent on other team members' contributions, the ability to work as if the feature already exists, when in fact those developers haven't completed it, can keep overall progress chugging along. When it comes to web and mobile apps, one of the classic "divides" occurs between client and server. You might have developers focusing solely on the front end or mobile app, with others focusing on server-side concerns, like web services. Have you ever been on a team where the client-focused developers had to wait for server-side devs to complete work on HTTP services before they could continue on? This does not have to be the case. Mocking HTTP services itself isn't difficult – and depending on your client side architectural choices, you can also mock your data using your models/view models. We take a quick look at two of these options in this post.
    December 03, 2013