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How To Open An iOS App From A Web Page

You’ve likely experienced the following scenario: you visit a web page on your iOS device, and the site asks, “would you like to use our iOS app instead?”  If you have the app downloaded, clicking the link launches the app, typically providing a richer user experience.  This is accomplished by creating a normal HTML link, but one that references a custom URL scheme, i.e. intertech:// instead of http://.  In this demo, I explain how to assign a custom scheme in Xcode to your… Read More

Friday’s Developer Picks – Week of September 8th

Big week in the iOS developer community with Apple’s announcements, but don’t worry, we stayed impartial in this week’s picks and provided a video below from Google’s Android platform. The bottom line is that we have much to look forward to in application development for all platforms. Enjoy this week’s reading!… Read More

FAQs: Swift for iOS 8 and OS X

One of the first lessons I teach during my iOS course at Intertech includes this warning: “be prepared to have the development rug pulled from underneath you.”  iOS is a relatively new environment, and as such, the changes to the tools, APIs, iDE, etc. are often drastic between major version updates.  When iOS 5 was released, ARC and Storyboards completely changed the way we handled memory management, and how we built GUIs.  iOS 6 introduced… Read More

Asynchronous Programming Techniques with .NET 4.5 Oxygen Blast

For those of you that weren’t able to make it to our recent Oxygen Blast presentation on Asynchronous Programming Techniques with .NET 4.5, the video recording, slide deck, and samples used have been posted below. This webinar introduced developers to past and current multithreaded programming techniques using C#, .NET 4.5, and Visual Studio 2013. It covered: Purpose, advantages, and risks of implementing parallel programming in your .NET solutions. .NET 4.0 Task Parallel Library (TPL) as a simple way to run several… Read More

Friday’s Developer Picks – Week of September 1st

Good morning and Happy Friday! As you sip your morning coffee, here are this week’s picks that caught the attention of our teams this week. Admittedly, we may have spent more time on the JavaScript game than we should have – but, you need to have a little fun at work!… Read More

Paying it Forward (Post 1 of 2) – STEM Scholarship

Maybe it has something to do with becoming a dad—or maybe it’s just the good ‘ole enlightened self-interest of a technology business owner—but in the past year I’ve helped guide an expansion of Intertech’s philanthropy and the giving focus of the Intertech Foundation to include science and technology learning for young people…. Read More

Friday’s Developer Picks – Week of August 25th

It seems our software development and IT favorite content from around the web this week was more reflective and philosophical, but we did manage a nice educational JavaScript find to go with the more thought-provoking articles. Enjoy and if you have any thoughts or comments, please share!… Read More

See What Apps Actual App Developers Like

As a self-diagnosed App Addict, I was curious to learn what apps populated the mobile devices of people that actually develop apps or people that train others to develop apps. Luckily, I have those people under one roof here at Intertech. So I did a little survey here at our office in Minnesota and came up with the list below…. Read More

Spring Integration Tutorial (Part 5) – Routers

Part 5 – ROUTERS In this installment of our Spring Integration tutorial, we examine routers.  Routers distribute messages to one or more message channels.  Some routers (content routers) examine the message payload or headers in order to select a particular destination message channel.  Other routers (recipient list routers) simply distribute the message to all listed message channels…. Read More

Friday’s Developer Picks – Week of August 18th

Good morning and Happy Friday! My guess is that the last article posted will generate the most discussion in this week’s round-up, but before you skip down we have a good collection of tech news and articles from around the web. A Windows 9 rumor, quality Apple Swift tutorials, Agile management, tips for using JavaScript with HTML5, and more. Enjoy some Friday reading! Microsoft might be planning to release a “technology preview” test version of its next OS under development,… Read More