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Apple frees casual iOS developers of membership requirement

Pro developers only have to pay $99 a year to develop for OS X, iOS and Apple Watch

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As open source code, Apple's Swift language could take flight

Open sourcing Swift might bring Apple a larger group of developers writing in the programming language.

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The company's engineers did painstaking work to allow users to search by emoji.

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Instagram gives Apple Watch developers a hand

Instagram has shared some of the code it used to create its own Apple Watch app.

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Think Retro: How HyperCard inspired a generation of future developers

Some of today's app developers credit HyperCard for their love of programming.

Twitter weaves Fabric, but will developers be drawn in?

Twitter wants to help developers build apps -- with more tie-ins to Twitter -- through Fabric

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Facebook opens Paper framework to help devs make smoother scrolling iOS apps

Facebook's AsyncDisplayKit could be just the remedy to solve a complex app's scrolling difficulties

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Read all about Swift on Apple's new engineering blog

Apple has created a blog about the development of its new Swift programming language, which will include news, tips, and tricks from Apple engineers. Also: the Xcode 6 beta is now free to registered developers.