• Cloud Mobile

    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.
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    Icenium Wins a Best New Enterprise Product Award

    November 27, 2013 Share
    The Best in Biz award has recognized Icenium in the category of “Best New Enterprise Products”. This win inspired us to define the key pillars which make Icenium the tool of choice for embarking on the most exciting of development projects these days – mobile. They came out so well, we decided to share them with you.
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    Using Existing Backend Services in PhoneGap/Cordova Applications

    November 27, 2013 Share
    s we all know, mobile devices are exploding in popularity. Suddenly users want to do absolutely everything on their devices and not be tethered to traditional desktop computers. Which is great, except if you're like most businesses, and have tons of legacy services that aren't ready for use in mobile apps. In this article we'll start with a legacy service, expose it over HTTP, and integrate it into our hybrid application built with Icenium.
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    Using ASP.NET Web API Services in Mobile Apps

    November 26, 2013 Share
    Consuming web services from hybrid mobile apps is an essential part of enabling your app to take advantage of external services. In this post, we look at how easy it is to configure a mobile app to consume ASP.NET Web API services.