By Udemy In 2015, Android is the most popular mobile operating system in existence. Figures from International Data Corporation show that Android eclipsed iOS in mid 2010, and by the end of 2014, the operating system owns about 81% of the market share, well ahead of iOS on 15%. The once-shy acquisition by Google is […]

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In this article by John Horton, the author of Android Game Programming by Example, we will look at developing the home screen UI for our game. (For more resources related to this topic, see here.) Creating the project Fire up Android Studio and create a new project by following these steps. On the welcome page […]

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Developer productivity fanatics ZeroTurnaround have recently turned their sights to mobile development, putting together an Android friendly version of their signature offering ‘JRebel’:  JRebel for Android. In a nutshell, this tool picks up any changes in applications and allows devs to leap over tedious build, install and run steps, without changing the state of the […]

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Android to iOS is a thorny path, and whilst there have been many challengers, a decisive solution for porting Java to Apple world has yet to emerge. Intel has also thrown its hat into the ring recently, and announced a new set of features for its Integrated Native Development Experience (INDE) developer tools platform this […]

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Android security experts are sweating under the limelight this week with the revelation that a staggering 95% of all devices in its ecosystem are vulnerable to a pesky vulnerability known as Stagefright. What’s most troubling about Stagefright is that, unlike previous viral storms like the Love-Bug virus, you don’t even have to open anything for […]

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Not long ago, in a really quite near galaxy (here to be exact), John Williams strikes up a familiar theme … A New Hope: the Rebel Android developers have been driven from their former base by the Empire of Technical Debt. Epic young developer, Zan Skywalker, retreats to the Dagobah system to seek a solution […]

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Although it’s still just flying under its code letter ‘M’, the upcoming release of the Android OS is ready to preview. With this release, Google have essentially taken Lollipop’s design and gone under the hood to soup up the user experience. Let’s take a look at what’s new. With the battle for mobile wallet supremacy gathering steam, phone […]

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By Mario Zechner For us Java folks, Android has been a breath of fresh air when it comes to Java on the client. Being able to reuse our arsenal of IDEs, 3rd party libraries, JVM languages and build & dependency management tools has opened up the opportunity to also take a stab at mobile development. Sure, […]

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By Freek Wielstra There was an article on Techcrunch a while ago which was linked in our internal mailing list the other day, titled The Rise And Fall Of The Full Stack Developer. I read it, and I just couldn’t figure out why the title is about “the fall” of the full-stack developer (and I said […]

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Unless you’ve been living  in a remote crofting shack, locked off from all civilisation (AKA Twitter), you’ll have probably heard the news that Pivotal is dropping sponsorship for Groovy from March 31st. Whilst this is the sort of issue that would make any JVM users stop in their tracks, in the daily grind, code still […]

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