Joining the fray of news and stuff to play with I have updated the Maven Android SDK Deployer to support the prerelease of Android Honeycomb. With it users of the Maven Android Plugin can start creating Android tablet applications and exploring the new features from day one of the public release. Read more →
Last week it seemed like the right people came together to get stuff done. You see, I had multiple attempts during the last year getting the no_aop jar for Google Guice 2.0 into Maven central and somehow things just did not not happen. With the plan for Roboguice 1.1 to be released shortly and the java.net infrastructure unavailable as a Maven repository for the unforseeable future, we had a bit of a crunch. So Michael Burton and myself decided to try one more time to see if we can get Roboguice into Maven central. Problem is however that if you deploy to Maven central, your dependencies have to be there already. Sadly when Guice 2.0 got deployed the no aop artifact was forgotten. We created an issue on the guice issue tracker but somehow got no traction there. Read more →
As you might or might not know I am going to present about using Apache Maven for Android development (306) as well as testing Android applications (406) at the upcoming first Android developer conference AnDevCon happening in March 2011 in San Francisco. Since preparation for that is not enough work I am running a fireside chat meeting for Android community leaders as well as Android development tooling interested people. Attendance is free so if you are around the conference or even just in San Francisco you should sign up meet some of your peers there.
I look forward to meeting many new faces and a lot of fun.
With the release of the Android platform 2.3 aka Gingerbread a while ago us developers got a great tools into our hands: StrictMode. Unfortunately if you application still needs to be run on on older versions of Android you are a bit out of luck. Until now at least because I will show you how to use StrictMode in development even if your app e.g. supports Android 1.6 and up.
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