Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-05-01

  • Back to coding after surfing for two weeks. Both things rock! #
  • Preparing to present about #android development to #vijug at @myvitp tomorrow .. you are all invited! #yyj http://goo.gl/iNTra #
  • Backup before going to Natty Narwhal #ubuntu .. excited 😉 #
  • Use TestNG 😉 to turn it off. ♻ @donnfelker: Anyone know why junit requires test files to end in "Test" ? Any way to turn it off? #
  • Writing tests just makes me feel so much more confident that things actually work. #warmandfuzzy #
  • Join the #android #maven mailing list @topgenorth @donnfelker I am always monitoring in case someone needs help and I can assist. #

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Android Development Introduction at VIJUG

Last night I presented at the Vancouver Island JUG about Android development. The meeting was well attended with about 20 attendees and everybody learned about things like the activity life cycle, layout files, resources and many more things. The presentation file is available for download just in case you need to look something up or you could not attend.

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-04-10

  • So true… and weird. ♻ @therealjorge: I'm not even a gamer, and Kristen Schaal is making me want the Xperia Play. Well done, Sony. #
  • Interesting. #groklaw should dig out whats in those patents.. ♻ @retomeier: Patents and innovation http://bit.ly/i77NeY #
  • Totally . you can make eg. gridviews dynamic too.. ♻ @wbm: It seems that android apps scale up to tablet size much better than iPhone apps. #
  • AutoCompletTextView with Validator is pretty sweet for long lists of selection on #android in terms of easy to use and develop. Love it. #
  • Me too. Waiting for feedback first though. ♻ @donnfelker: Thinking about submitting a talk to Android Dev Con II in November. #androiddev #
  • Anybody know if there is going to be #AndroidTo 2011 or #DroidCamp CA 2011? #
  • Totally agree! ♻ @alsutton: imho @google and @googletv should be talking nicely to @romannurik about the #GoogleTV UI/UX job 🙂 #
  • I wish I could just walk over to #bestbuy and get a xoom. Alas.. none in stock. #
  • Congrats ♻ @gnome: 3 years in the making, 9 years since our last major release, #gnome3 is out! Read the announcement: http://bit.ly/hP9unw #
  • Hacking into the morning. At leat concluding with success. Time for some sleep. #
  • About time! ♻ @retomeier: Andy Rubin sets the record straight: http://bit.ly/hFLc6w #
  • Coding an #android example app without #roboguice to be more generic. Man, thats painful. #
  • Would be interesting to see the benefits of the twitter refactor thanks to JVM performance vs improved architecture. #
  • Getting myself a #xoom at #bestbuy in #yyj Arrived today #
  • So if you cut the build out of the testing process… how do you run it on a CI server.. @mojavelinux #
  • Looking into usb connection of devices on #android delivers a sad state of affairs. Do I basically have to go bluetooth? #
  • And of course #hudsonci too. ♻ @jenkins_release: Android Emulator Plugin 1.12 http://dlvr.it/MsMzn #jenkinsci #
  • Thats been there for ages. ♻ @jamescarr: Ah… google code now offers mercurial in addition to SVN? Nice… #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-04-03

  • Great example on how a remote api can empower the user #hudson #groovy http://goo.gl/5E3Oz #
  • After a whole bunch of coding I am enjoying some writing now.. #
  • Tried to wake up for the #hudson webinar. Failed… too much coding and writing until late in the night.. #
  • I will not be attending the #at amp;t #motodev webinar about the #atrix since microsoft live meeting does not work on linux or mac for me #fail #
  • Talking to @Macarse about #honeycomb support for #roboguice I need to get a #xoom Is it worth importing to #cdn from the states? #
  • Looks like my #roboguice clone work with #guice 3 .. #androiddev http://goo.gl/XECmj enjoy @Macarse @emmby #
  • Mercuria #hg is kinda like #git with #svn syntax #
  • Nice… I am writing too atm ♻ @jyeary: Cleaning up my email and getting started on material for book. #
  • Fingers xed RT @edd We'll be notifying #OSCON speakers in early April. Pushed back date as we added OSCON Data & Java. ~1200 fab proposals #
  • Making some progress for automatic deployment of an apk to all attached emulators with the #maven #android plugin. Should be sweet.. #
  • Very cool! ♻ @intellijidea: [blog] New concept of Android SDK in IntelliJ IDEA 10.5 http://bit.ly/fPAAH0 #
  • Hiding the soft keyboard on #android in the right time but showing it in other can be a pain to manage. #
  • I think it should be made much harder for users to use old versions of a software. Auto update and make it hard to get an old version! #
  • The latest release of the #maven #scm plugin supports encrypted passwords in settings.xml. Sweet! #
  • Next #ubuntu verion getting close. Beta 1 today. I am going to do a complete reinstall to get rid of years of cruft. Should be fun. #
  • Love the xml config too! ♻ @burke_eric: I've had it with Guice. Spent last weekend converting my Android project to Spring and loving it. #
  • Hahaha RT @brian_frank: It's April 2, which means we can all go back to believing everything we read on the internet. #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-03-27

  • Congrats! Well deserved! ♻ @ericcloninger: Woohoo!!! @MOTODEV Studio wins Best Mobile Product at #eclipsecon Way to go, team! #
  • That would be great! ♻ @romainguy: I'd like Chet and I to write the equivalent of http://t.co/BHiwVMg for #Android #
  • Dear oscar.. use snapshots! ♻ @oscarsalguero: Dear @Google, please make the Android Emulator to lauch faster! :'( #
  • Wish I could be ..♻ @alexRuiz: Attending "Android Development with Eclipse" with @tornorbye and @droidxav. Really cool stuff! #EclipseCon #
  • Created an example app for third party integration with intents. #androiddev rocks #
  • Oh man… subversion is a pain .. let me just get it in and switch to git-svn quickly.. #
  • #vijug meeting about #aws coming in an hour or so… see you there http://goo.gl/qa3EA #
  • Pull request accepted and processed. I guess I am a #hudson committer now.. #
  • Great presentation about #aws by Jeff Barr at #uvic with large audience. #
  • Someone asked me about my cool 3D application switcher running on the #mac My answers its #KDE on #ubuntu ! #
  • Usage example pls ♻ @romannurik: Implementing the Dashboard pattern? I just wrote this custom layout that can help: http://bit.ly/igS4HW #
  • Interesting tidbit from #twig … google tv has chrome in it (although only v5), android still has custom webkit based browser #
  • Could the not-yet open sourcing of #honeycomb have anything to do with the #rim #playbook support for #android #
  • Awesome! Into Maven central shortly too! ♻ @crazybob: Guice 3 is out! http://code.google.com/p/google-guice/ Way to go, Sam Berlin! #
  • Submitted a proposal for #oscon about #android One more to go. Fingers crossed 😉 #
  • Workshop proposal about #android development aspects for #oscon submitted as well now. Time for a rest. #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-03-20

  • Awesome. Must update! RT @olamy: cool surefire 2.8 release has reached central repo (with this new feature http://bit.ly/i81JcA ) #
  • Tying up various loose ends from #andevcon #
  • Chasing down minor bugs .. I will get you! Don't try to confuse me. #
  • In case you missed my late night posts and tweets with the #andevcon recap…http://goo.gl/yQauc http://goo.gl/nIxtI #
  • Nice. The #hudson release build is now fully automated and plugins go via Nexus OSS to Maven central. #
  • The dependency notification and change listener stuff in the new #maven integration for #hudson is awesome. I can think of a ton uses. #
  • I love how my app looks like in japanese. Good thing I know the app because otherwise.. #
  • You should read this if you blog.. or tweet♻ @timbray: Things about Blogging: http://goo.gl/u6p4w (a last-decade-flavored piece) #
  • I wish I could go to EclipseCon even though I dont even use it.. #
  • Listening to #thisdeveloperslife just rocks. I am also one of those people that is interested in almost everything.. #
  • Find minor #hudson bug, fork repo, clone to local, fix bug, push, create pull request, 10 minutes later back to work. Thanks #github #
  • #maven uses convention over configuration is bad. Ruby on Rails does the same and it is deemed good. Same for #Grails #Gradle. Explain? #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-03-13

  • Travel to @andevcon commenced. Ready for an overdose of #android in the next days. #
  • I am at #andevcon in the lobby.. anyone wanna go for dinner a bit later? #
  • Got an awesome T-shirt to give away at my #andevcon presentation about #maven – IronMaven .. and a bunch of books. Join me on Tuesday pm. #
  • ah… cmon.. its all good♻ @I_Artist: finished coding the main database stuff, now adding XML parsing and data… Not all dev'ing is fun… #
  • .. Soon to come to my roboguice clone♻ @mcculls: Guice 3.0-rc3 artifacts are now on their way to Maven Central via oss.sonatype.org #
  • Great talk by @commonsguy at @AnDevCon so far. No fragmentation to see here.. move on. Its all working like a charm #androiddev #
  • Lets meet in the next break in front of synergy 4 .. turquois octopus t-shirt is me 😉 @chuckwebster @robcz @sn0wshrew @chris_saunders #
  • Wow.. .. the #motorola xoom is a nice device. Me thinks I will need one. When can I get one in Canada? Anyone wanna sponsor me one? #
  • yes, fireside chat after as well ♻ @sn0wshrew: Lightning talks at #AnDevCon this evening look kind of #awesome actually. #
  • According to @commonsguy the next #android version will be called Insulin. Yumm 😉 @androiddev #
  • Great tips about adapting your #android app to take advantage of different platform features from @commonsguy #
  • The slides for #androiddev with #maven are up. Come to the presentation at #andevcon in the afternoon today! http://goo.gl/LhgG1/ #
  • Slides about #testing and continuous integration #ci for #android dev http://goo.gl/LhgG1 See the talk at #andevcon in the afternoon today! #
  • At the #motodev keynote at #andevcon Lets see if there is any interesting news.. #
  • Good insights into change of mobile for the enterprise by Christy at #andevcon #motodev #
  • Thanks! RT @topgenorth: @simpligility's talk here on testing and CI is probably the best one at @andevcon that I attended. IMHO. #
  • Interesting feedback about #svg not being a solution for duplication of resources as bitmaps. Thanks @kirillcool #
  • Great presentation about mobile ui/ux by @kirillcool at #andevcon #
  • Hope u liked it 😉 RT @tylerschultz: Attending Manfred Moser's talk on Android Unit Testing & CI at #andevcon @robolectric #TDD #
  • Looking forward to that! RT @romainguy: At AnDevCon to talk about Honeycomb #
  • RT @chris_saunders: learning lots of pretty awesome and useful stuff here that you likely won't get from #googleio All the focus on Android #
  • Yesterday at #andevcon was AMAZING. My preso's and the fireside chats were all a huge success. Dinner with @droidxav and @ericcloninger too! #
  • Gettings some new ideas for cool additions to my apps from @michaelg at #andevcon #
  • Seems like my #roboguice clone is working fine with #guice 3.0 rc3 .. #android #
  • I sure am (causing trouble) RT @motodev: RT if you're at #andevcon watching Eric C's preso on localizing ur Android app 4 multiple regions! #
  • Writing my #andevcon recap blogpost. Watch for it later today (or tonight..). #
  • When do I cut a blog post in two because it seems long? Do people read more if there are two posts? #
  • RT @simpligility: When do I cut a blog post in two because it seems long? Do people read more if there are two posts? #
  • Nice… ♻ @mcculls: starting code spike to get Hudson running on OSGi with plugins deployed as bundles #
  • #andevcon recap – first post live .. next one tomorrow. http://goo.gl/ZGlbN #
  • This one is a follow up to our discussion at #andevcon http://goo.gl/gs5V6 @chethaase #
  • As promised the 2nd part of my #andevcon recap. http://goo.gl/nIxtI #
  • Here is a bug I found on honeycomb with the xoom http://goo.gl/1QZFN @chethaase @ericcloninger @romainguy #
  • Also for you @romainguy RT @simpligility: This one is a follow up to our discussion at #andevcon http://goo.gl/gs5V6 @chethaase #
  • Next one then 😉 Sweet RT @romainguy: @simpligility @chethaase It's something we wanted to do, it just wasn't a priority for this release. #

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AnDevCon 2011 in hindsight – Part 1

It was just a few days before the speaker proposal submit deadline that I found out about the AnDevCon Anroid Developer Conference and luckily my proposal got accepted. In the last those three days I met an incredible amount of people, put a lot of faces to contacts I already know or know of via twitter, blogs and more and also learned a whole lot of new stuff. Not to mention that it was very inspiring on a technical level and beyond and there are now a lot of more things on my todo and want to look at list 😉
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