About Francesco Azzola

I'm a senior software engineer with more than 15 yrs old experience in JEE architecture. I'm SCEA certified (Sun Certified Enterprise Architect), SCWCD, SCJP. I'm an android enthusiast and i've worked for long time in the mobile development field.

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Android RecyclerView

RecyclerView is one of the two UI widgets introduced by the support library in Android L. In this post I will describe how we can use it and what’s the difference between this widget ...
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Android chart tutorial: AChartEngine

In this post, I will describe how to use AchartEngine. This is a great library for Android that help you to create charts. It supports several chart types, just to name a few:line ...
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Create a jar library with gradle using AAR info

Some posts ago, I talked about how to use gradle to push an aar to maven central. If you remember, we had to modify some files and so on, but the work we have to do helps other developers ...
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How to develop an Android Weather app using Weatherlib

Some users asked to me some details on how to use the Weatherlib. In this post want to describe how to use it. This is an Android lib that helps to develop fast and  easily weather ...
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Android SwipeRefreshLayout Tutorial

In this post, we will describe SwipeRefreshLayout component. This component should be used whenever the user can refresh the UI using swipe gesture. In a previous post, we talked about ...
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Guide to publish an aar to maven using gradle

In this post, I’d like to describe the steps necessary to publish an aar to maven repository. There are other guides that cover this topic and some of the information written here ...
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Parsing HTML in Android with Jsoup

In this post, I want to describe how to use JSoup in Android. JSoup is a Java library that helps us to extract and manipulate HTML file. There are some situations when we want to parse ...
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Android Shake to Refresh tutorial

In this post we want to explore another way to refresh our app UI called Shake to Refresh. We all know the pull-to-refresh pattern that is implemented in several app. In this pattern ...
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Using Android Location API in Weather App – Search city

In this post I would like to describe how to search a city using openweathermap to get weather conditions. There are two way we can use to find a city:Using name pattern Using geographic ...
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Consume Webservice in Android using intentService

In this post, I will explain how to consume Restful Webservice using IntentService. We know we can consume a Webservice directly in the UI using for example Volley lib or a simple Http ...
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