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Author Archives: Juri Strumpflohner

Juri Strumpflohner mainly operates in the web sector developing rich applications with HTML5 and JavaScript. Beside having a Java background and developing Android applications he currently works as a software architect in the e-government sector. When he’s not coding or blogging about his newest discoveries, he is practicing Yoseikan Budo where he owns a 2nd DAN.

Unit Testing Tip: Create Descriptive Tests

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Your unit tests should be as descriptive as possible. The feedback they give you should be so clear you don’t even need to fire up the debugger and step one by one through the code to inspect your local variables. Why? Because that takes time and we’re lazy, right? In order to do so you need to create descriptive tests. ...

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Git Explained: For Beginners

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I’m working with Git now for about two years but only for my personal projects and those I have on GitHub. At work we still use TFS and SVN (as of now). Recently Paolo Perrotta came to our company to hold a course about Agile planning and since Git was quite new to most of my mates, he also quickly ...

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Android Emulator: Scale size without using Eclipse

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As you might have read following my previous post I’m currently experimenting with mobile web solutions. In such a case, having an Android emulator is quite comfortable for quickly testing your solution. Personally though, I hate the default emulator skin, mainly also because it takes up quite a large portion of your screen. Hence, I normally use a custom emulator ...

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Android Emulator with Nexus One skin

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I know it doesn’t really increase your value during development. It’s just for fun but those of you that like it, here are some links that point to Nexus One skins that can be used on your local dev emulator. http://www.tughi.com/2010/01/19/nexus-one-skin/ http://timhoeck.com/2010/01/16/nexus-one-emulator-skin/ Update: The Nexus S skin is available at here. Installation is easy. Just extract it to <android-sdk-install-root>/platforms/<your-platform>/skins and ...

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Integrating Jersey with Spring

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Spring provides a lot of benefits and promotes best practices with its dependency injection mechanism, application lifecycle management and Hibernate support (just to mention some). In addition when you want to have a clean server-side REST-like JSON Api, I found Jersey to be quite handy. This article briefly highlights how both of them can be integrated. In my little spare ...

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Android App Engine Integration

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Google App Engine is great for those of you in search of a complete, scalable and affordable hosting solution. Especially if you start a project and you don’t yet know exactly how successful it’ll be (which mostly you never know), how much potential users you’ll have and so on, then App Engine is great. It allows you to start with a ...

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Why Automated Tests Boost Your Development Speed

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Many critics against writing automated tests directly address the additional time that is needed for coding them, which alternatively could have been invested in writing new functionality. Writing tests definitely needs time, and especially developers that are new to unit testing will need to invest more. While the methodology (test-first or test-last) plays a major role in the efficiency of ...

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