#297 — March 13, 2020

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Mobile Developer Weekly

Holly Schinsky recommends

An Illustrated Introduction to React Native Testing — Rachel Nabors worked with Vojtech Novak to illustrate this introductory guide to testing for new React Native devs. Rachel adds that this “makes a great intro, regardless of your tech stack”.


Chris Brandrick recommends

Announcing Mobile First Indexing for The Whole Web — Google will be switching to mobile-first indexing for all websites starting September 2020.


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Brian Rinaldi recommends

▶  Why You Should Use React Native — An hour-long chat with Infinite Red CTO Jamon Holmgren (who thinks using React Native is a no-brainer) diving into what it is, how it works, and its pros and cons.

Tech Jr Podcast podcast

Brian Rinaldi recommends

Comparing Android & iOS TextView — The differences between iOS and Android TextView can make it difficult to transition from one platform and learn the other.

Elye Project

Chris Brandrick recommends

Creating Android Animations with MotionLayout and MotionEditor — A look at some of the latest animation tools for Android development.

Dan Nesfeder

Peter Cooper recommends

Seven Reasons Why I’m Betting on React Native

Sonny Recio

Launch Scalable iOS/Swift, Android, React Chat In Days — Stream makes it easy with SDKs and Chat React UI Components. Stream powers Feeds and Chat for over 500 million end-users.

Stream sponsor

Holly Schinsky recommends

Using React Hook Form with Ionic React Components

Aaron K Saunders

Chris Brandrick recommends

SwiftUI: Everything Is Possible If You Think Like Apple

Leo G Dion

Holly Schinsky recommends

Flutter Vs Native Vs React-Native: Examining Performance — A brief overview of the differences in app performance, and how solutions compare between Flutter, React Native or strictly native.

Ihor Demedyuk and Nazar Tsybulskyi

Chris Brandrick recommends

Is WWDC Already A Virtual Conference? — It’s looking increasingly likely that Apple will have to cancel the real-world part of WWDC this year. Dave Verwer shares his thoughts and analysis on what this could mean for the annual event.

Dave Verwer

🗓 Upcoming Events

PWAConf, April 19 — London, UK — A new event dedicated to Progressive Web Apps. Expect a full day of technical sessions.

Android Makers, April 20-21 — Paris, France — Join experts for two days of sessions, workshops and showcases. (This event is still going ahead at time of publishing, however they've shared this updated guidance regarging the Coronavirus).

App.js Conf, April 23-24 — Kraków, Poland — The very first Expo & React Native conference in Europe.

Codemotion, March 27-28 June, 11-12 — Rome, Italy — With speakers from GitHub, Microsoft, Intel, IBM, Google, Cloudinary and more. (Due to the spread of the Coronavirus in Italy this event has been postponed until June).

FlutterConf, April 18 August 29 — Minsk, Belarus — A single-day conference for Flutter technology enthusiasts. (This event has been rescheduled).

App Dev Con, March 10-13 September 15-18 — Amsterdam, NL — Four day event with both training and conference. (This event has now been postponed until September).

Note: Due to the travel disruption caused by the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, please check the status of events you are attending or wish to attend. We are checking each event we list prior to publication, but the situation can change quickly.