Mobile Developers Cafe - Weekly Issue #14

Macbooks with new M1 chip, Xcode 12.2 Releases, Facebook copied Snapchat again, Airpod Studio rumors, and a lot more.

Hello people,

How is the week going on? Hope everyone is doing good.

Apple has launched the Apple Silicon-powered MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 13 inch in the "One more thing" event which is the talk of the developer’s community. I think the new releases would make much faster XCode and Android Studio compilations. On the other news, Apple released Mac OS Big Sur along with XCode 12.2. Get your Mac ready for the update.

Dev Article of the week: Douglas Parsons talks about How to Write better code and be a better programmer by NEVER USING ELSE statements.


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Releases this week:

Apple: XCode 12.2, macOS Big Sur 11.0.1, Xcode 12.3 beta, iOS 14.3 beta, iPadOS 14.3 beta, tvOS 14.3 beta, watchOS 7.2 beta

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🛠 Dev tools & Open Source

Dev & Design Tools

  • SMART UPSCALER - Enhance image resolution with AI. Automatically and without losing quality.

  • Airbyte - Automate and control your data pipelines in minutes, with pre-built or custom connectors, from a UI or an API

  • Scribbble - Scribbble is intended as a simple writing tool. It gets out of your way, and lets you focus on writing. Use markdown for markup, images, and codeblocks. Keep an eye on the preview with live updates.

  • AppReport - revenue analytics - AppReport helps app developers aggregate, visualise and explore their earnings from ad networks and stores - all in one app.

  • dailymetrics - Your key metrics in a beautiful daily email

Open Source:

  • exhaustive - An annotation and Kotlin compiler plugin for enforcing a when statement is exhaustive.

  • PredicateKit - PredicateKit is an alternative to NSPredicate allowing you to write expressive and type-safe predicates for CoreData using key-paths, comparisons and logical operators, literal values, and functions.

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