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Instant API Lets Developers Create APIs in Minutes

Instant API Lets Developers Create APIs in Minutes | Software Development | Scoop.it
The API has become a core part of the modern Internet, and it seems that more companies than ever now offer third-party developers access to their data and services.
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Opening up your data may just about to get a whole lot easier. Great idea.

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Origami

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Origami is a free toolkit for Quartz Composer that makes interactive design prototyping easy.
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Very cool app development toolkit that's been open sourced by Facebook. Used to prototype the recent Facebook Paper app.

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Will Couchbase Power Future Mobile App Development?

Will Couchbase Power Future Mobile App Development? | Software Development | Scoop.it
Couchbase may have an ace in the hole when it comes to giving mobile developers the tools that they need to build apps that rock. This morning the software provider that sells commercial packages around Open Source Couchbase Server brings Couchbase Mobile to market. It includes mobile data synchronization and what the company’s Chief Mobile Architect, Wayne Carter, calls the world’s first and only native NoSQL mobile database. It’s an important innovation that comes at exactly Topic: Big Data.
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Design Is Why 2048 Sucks, and Threes Is a Masterpiece | Design | WIRED

Design Is Why 2048 Sucks, and Threes Is a Masterpiece | Design | WIRED | Software Development | Scoop.it
It's hard to overstate just how good Threes really is. Touch Arcade's review deemed it a "perfect mobile game." Ken Wong, the lead designer of the Escherian insta-classic Monument Valley said that Threes, ostensibly a rival for mobile mindshare, was "one of the most elegantly designed games since Tetris." Indeed, its central mechanic--sliding like-numbered tiles together to create higher-numbered tiles--is so utterly simple and exquisitely satisfying it seems like the type of thing that doesn't get invented so much as discovered.
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Great article on the relentless pursuit of "getting it right". 

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