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The Best of the Week (Jan 17): Mobile Zone

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Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Mobile Zone (Jan. 17 to Jan. 23). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. JavaFX and Android

I think we can consider JavaFX to be stable on the desktop, and that is a very important fact. However, the client-side in the IT industry in general is shifting from desktop to mobile.

2. Awesome Android Design: Slides by Nick Butcher

Nick Butcher from Google gave a presentation on "Awesome Android Design" in the GDG Sydney meetup.

3. PhoneGap and WordPress for Building Mobile Applications

These days many developers are exploring ways to speed up and to simplify mobile application development process. And the author sees more and more tools created for this reason. Today the author noticed one such tool, which allows you to build mobile applications by using WordPress CMS.

4. Dev of the Week: James Sugrue

Every week here and in our newsletter, we feature a new developer/blogger from the DZone community to catch up and find out what he or she is working on now and what's coming next. This week we're talking to James Sugrue, principal front-end architect at Avego and DZone zone leader.

5. Augmented Reality for Android Application Development

This review covers "Augmented Reality for Android Application Development." If you are a user who used to use or watch AR applications and always dreamed of developing your own, or if you are a student of game development who wants to develop an AR game, this book is definitely a must-read for you.