Article: Ionic, Flutter & React Native: What Are They and When To Use Them

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Ionic, Flutter & React Native: What Are They and When To Use Them

Ionic, Flutter, and React Native are frameworks that allow you to build an app for both the major platforms- iOS and Android. These frameworks are popular among the mobile app development world as it allows the developers to build applications using a single source code for every platform. It costs less; hence, the demand for cross-platform app development has increased over the past decade.

It is now a well-known fact that smartphones have become an essential part of people’s day-to-day lives; with this increased number of smartphone users, it is only wise to invest in a mobile application for your business. No matter if you are planning to invest in a mobile application for your already established business or a startup, cross-platform app development is the way to go.

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Article: MacStadium offers free cloud-based Mac mini for open source developers

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MacStadium offers free cloud-based Mac mini for open source developers

Qualifying iOS and macOS developers can now remotely build software on a Mac mini, provided by MacStadium specifically to support the creation of open source apps.

Hosting company MacStadium has already helped developers move to Apple Silicon, such as the team behind macOS utility HomeBrew, and now it wants to extend that help to more people. Developers working on open source projects, and not funded by other companies, can apply to use MacStadium’s services for free.

Article: Linux Foundation blockchain forum: Digital Asset, IBM, Credits and London Stock Exchange on board

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Linux Foundation blockchain forum: Digital Asset, IBM, Credits and London Stock Exchange on board

The project will develop an enterprise grade, open source distributed ledger framework and free developers to focus on building robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support business transactions, said a statement.

IBM plans to donate tens of thousands of lines of its existing codebase and its corresponding intellectual property to the open source community. And Digital Asset will contribute the Hyperledger name to the project, which will be used for future branding of this effort.

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