The future is here – the Internet of Things

Posted on November 26, 2015

The future is here – the Internet of Things We are living in the time of rapid technology growth, which doesn’t seem to think about stopping even for a second. Virtual and augmented realities, more and more capable 3D printers, new developments concerning AI, the Internet of Things etc. Sometimes it might be really hard
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Retain Cycles – The hidden trap of ARC – Part 3

Posted on November 22, 2015

WHAT TO DO ? Luckily, we don’t have to modify the data structure of our app. Revealing a place where such cycles occurs, especially in a big and complex projects can be quite challenging and that’s our main problem. However, if we’re succeed, the only thing to do  is weaken one of references which creates
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Appformation Smash

Posted on November 17, 2015

We strongly believe, that sharing knowledge is a great thing and should be practiced whenever there is a possibility. And that’s exactly why we would like to introduce you to Appformation Smash. The team recently published our reimplementation of Volley for direct use with OkHttp library on GitHub. It’s already used in new projects. Definitely
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Retain Cycles – The hidden trap of ARC – Part 2

Posted on November 12, 2015

ARC TO THE RESCUE! To prevent the aforementioned situation, Apple introduced, still supported, developed and also implemented in Swift, the MRR extension, where whole procedures of retaining and releasing references are automated. This mechanism, known as ARC (Automatic Reference Counting) allowed programmers to almost entirely focus on the functionality by freeing them from memory management designing
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