Foresee the future with Google Maps API.

Any application that requires the use of future travel information. Google has opened-up access to Maps’ trusted predictive journey times with the debut of a new API.

Predictive travel time uses historical time-of-day and day-of-week traffic data to estimate travel times at a future date. This makes it easier than ever to predict how long it will take to get somewhere and suggest the best route even when the departure time is far in the future.

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Motivation in Software Engineering

Motivation plays an important role in keeping people proactive, and obtaining a productive role from a person. However, motivation is by no means the only factor involved.

In the last twenty years, an increasing number of productivity studies were conducted about how software engineers work, the productivity studies shown that individuals vary in their performance.

What are the needs identified in Maslow’s hierarchy that applies for software engineers?

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Xamarin becomes the native cross-platform solution for C# and Java developers

Xamarin has announced its acquisition of RoboVM, a momentous step for both companies which means C# and Java developers need only look to a single development solution for native deployment across each of the major platforms.

The software has been a beloved tool for C# developers for some time as the only solution which enables native iOS and Android development. RoboVM offered the same ability to deploy Android and iOS applications natively, but for Java developers. Bringing the C# and Java languages together – the most used languages in enterprise development – provides a path to mobile for most developers.

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