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Create a Music Player App With Anko

What You’ll Be Creating A good approach to becoming proficient in a new programming language or library is to try and create something useful with it. In my tutorial on simplifying Android development with Anko, I introduced you to Anko‘s domain-specific language and helper functions. Although I’m sure you found them impressive, you might still be apprehensive about using them in large and complex apps, since they are so different from traditional Android classes and methods. So today, we’re going to use Kotlin and Anko to create a music player app for Android, one that can automatically pick and play...

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10 Best HTML5 Sliders for Images and Text

HTML5 enables users to have a better and more consistent web experience across several devices.  Considering that smart devices of varying screen sizes and resolutions are the number one way that most people now access the web, if you have image-rich content or want to present key text in an interesting and exciting way on your website, then you just can’t go wrong by using an HTML5 slider.  Because there are such a large number of sliders out there to choose from, I’ve pulled together, just for you, a list of the 10 best HTML5 sliders for images and...

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Site Authentication in Node.js: User Signup

Introduction Just as authentication is important in APIs, it is also an important feature in certain web applications—those with pages and secrets that should only be accessible to registered and authenticated users. In this tutorial, you will build a simple web application while learning how to create user registration. Application Setup Create a new directory where you will be working from. For the sake of this tutorial, I called mine site-auth. Initialize npm in the new directory you just created. Here is how to initialize npm. npm init -y The -y flag tells npm to use the default options....

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Get Started With Natural Language Processing in iOS 11

Machine learning has undoubtedly been one of the hottest topics over the past year, with companies of all kinds trying to make their products more intelligent to improve user experiences and differentiate their offerings.  Now Apple has entered the race to provide developer-facing machine learning. Core ML makes it easy for developers to add deep machine learning to their apps. Just by taking a look at your iOS device, you will see machine learning incorporated in almost every system app—the most obvious being Siri. For example, when you send text messages, Apple uses Natural Language Processing (NLP) to either predict your...

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Creating a Task Manager App Using Ionic: Part 2

In the first part of the tutorial series, you created the user interface and navigation for the task manager app. In this tutorial, you’ll see how to implement the functionality for the Ionic task manager app to add and list tasks. Getting Started Let’s get started by cloning the source code from the first part of the tutorial series. git clone Navigate to the project directory and install the required dependencies. cd IonicTaskManager-Part1 npm install Run your app from the project directory. ionic serve You should have the application running at http://localhost:8100/. Communicating Between Components You have already created the Add...

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