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    Git Started With Github in Mist

    December 19, 2013 Share
    Source control is a tremendously important thing in software development. It provides backups and versioning of your code. It allows you to collaborate with other developers on your team. It lets you store things related to the project. It can be tied in to your build and deploy process, and much more. It generally makes development life easier by facilitating many of the activities that are critical to coding, building and deploying software. It should be no surprise, then, that the recent wave of online IDEs would provide source control integration. And Icenium Mist is no exception to this. The Mist IDE has some great integration setup with git, allowing you to connect to any git repository that is accessible via the internet, including GitHub integration.
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    Mobile-Friendly Mapping Options for PhoneGap/Cordova Apps

    December 12, 2013 Share
    In this post I will summarize some of the more popular options for displaying maps in your hybrid mobile apps. With each option I'll provide specific instructions on how to quickly implement each solution. As an added bonus we will examine a custom Cordova plugin in Icenium - which helps to make native map frameworks available to your hybrid mobile apps.
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    December Icenium Updates: A New Look For Mist, Cordova 3.2, And More

    December 10, 2013 Share
    Today we're happy to announce a new release of Icenium with a number of new features, updated library support, and stability improvements. There's a lot to cover so let's dive right in.
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    Using QUnit To Unit Test PhoneGap/Cordova Applications

    December 05, 2013 Share
    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.
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    Mocking Services & Data in Mobile Apps

    December 03, 2013 Share
    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.