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GSWF #2: Introduction to the University

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This is the second post in my Getting Started with (GSWF) series. If you're a follower of this blog you'll know my background is in Sencha Touch and PhoneGap and I write a lot of articles and tutorials in that area, but when it comes to I'm a complete newbie.

Sencha Touch 2.4 and the New Toast Component

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While the meaty part of this update is in the added BlackBerry support, we were also given a new feature called toasts. If you've done any development in Java for Android you would probably be familiar with the concept of a toast.

GSWF #3: Positioning & Animations in

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In the last post we completed the first two lessons at the University. This introduced us to some basics concepts like a renderable and a context and we got to play around with a little bit of code. In this post we will be focusing on the next two lessons.

Could HTML5 Web Apps Mean the End of Native Mobile Apps?

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From time to time the HTML5 vs Native debate will pop up on sites like Hacker News or Reddit, and most recently I came across a thread about someone who built their app using the Ionic Framework in 2 weeks. Every time this topic does come up there seems to be arguments from everywhere on the spectrum, usually including