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Author Archives: Ilias Tsagklis

Ilias Tsagklis
Ilias is a senior software engineer working in the telecom domain. He is an applications developer in a wide variety of applications/services, currently the technical lead in a in-house PCRF solution. Particularly interested in multi-tier architecture, middleware services and mobile development (contact). Ilias Tsagklis is co-founder and Executive Editor at Java Code Geeks.

Programming Android Online Book

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Yesterday I stumbled upon an Android related online book named “Programming Android“. This book is published online while being under development and uses the Open Feedback Publishing System (OFPS). With that system, early readers can provide comments next to any paragraph while reading. It is essentially a nice way to provide direct feedback. I just skimmed through the book, but ...

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Android Quick Preferences Tutorial

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When developing a mobile application, a common need that arises is the one of storing user’s preferences and using them when the application starts. Since this is a recurring need, Google has created a preferences framework for us. The provided mechanism allows us to show, save and manipulate user’s preferences very easily. Furthermore, the framework has support for automatic UI ...

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Java Swing – Date Picker dialog

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Any Swing developers in the house? For those that work with Swing, here is a GUI component that might be helpful to your UI coding endeavors. One of our JCG partners offers a date picker widget. Check it out: Java Swing – Date Picker dialog to select a date

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Spring configuration with zero XML

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Tomasz Nurkiewicz, one of our JCG partners and avid supporter of the Spring framework, describes in his latest post how to configure a Spring application without using XML. The annotation approach over the top. Check out his tutorial: Spring framework without XML… At all!

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Advanced SmartGWT Tutorial, Part 2

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This is the second part of my tutorial regarding rapid UI development with SmartGWT. In the first part of the tutorial, we created the basic interface layout and added some basic components. It is now time to take it up a notch and use the real power of SmartGWT. Before we proceed, let’s remember how the UI we have created ...

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Advanced SmartGWT Tutorial, Part 1

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Justin, Pat and I have started working on a side project that requires a user interface for administration and management. After working for a while with SmartGWT and GWT in general, we decided to create the interface using SmartGWT. We really liked the visual components (check out the SmartGWT showcase) and the fact that it facilitates rapid development. In this ...

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Android Proximity Alerts Tutorial

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Smart-phones are taking over the mobile world, this is a fact. Since GPS devices are usually found embedded in those phones, there is already a notable rise in applications that take advantage of the offered geographical positioning functionality. A type of those applications is the one of Location Based Services, where the service exploits knowledge about where the mobile user ...

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Top 10 JavaCodeGeeks posts for 2010

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With 2010 coming to its end I decided to create a compilation of the Top 10 JavaCodeGeeks posts for this year. JavaCodeGeeks have an internet presence of less than a year, but I believe that we have done a very good job providing original and helpful content. This compilation was made so that we remember our best moments for the ...

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Android Full App, Part 8: Creating an AppWidget for the home screen

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This is the eight part of the “Android Full Application Tutorial” series. The complete application aims to provide an easy way of performing movies/actors searching over the internet. In the first part of the series (“Main Activity UI”), we created the Eclipse project and set up a basic interface for the main activity of the application. In the second part ...

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