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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Add a sliding menu with animation to an Activity

I was playing around with animation, layers and so on and i have coded this simple sliding menu. The idea is very simple when user touches the screen and moves up his finger the app ...
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Android AsyncTask ListView – JSON

Many times we need to populate a Listview using an AsyncTask. This is the case when we have to invoke a remote server and exchange information using JSON. In this post i want to go ...
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Android ListView Pull-to-Refresh

In this post I want to describe how to create a custom ListView widget that behaves like Gmail list, so that when you slide down and you are at the top of the list it will be refreshed. ...
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Android Action Bar with Tab

Action bar was introduced from API level 11. In this post I will explain how to create tab in action bar with fragments. The final result is shown below where user can move between ...
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Animation Resources and AnimationListener

In this post i want to analyze how we can use animation in Android and how we can implements an AnimationListener. In particular i want to describe the tween animation that are the ...
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Android ExpandableListView with Custom Adapter: BaseExpandableListAdapter

In the previous post we talked about ListView and how we can use it. Android OS has another widget that can be useful when you want to group items, this component is called ExpandableListView. ...
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Android ListView: Custom Adapter with ImageView

In previous post we talked about custom adapter. We used a quite simple adapter with just a TextView. We want to expand the idea described before and introduce an image for each planet. ...
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Android Fragment Lifecycle – multiple screen support

Fragment lifecycle is an important aspect to take into account before using fragments. Every developer, that wants to develop an application in Android, has to face the mobile phone ...
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Fragment in Android: Tutorial with Example using WebView

In this post we want to explain how to use fragment in Android with a real example. In the last post we talked about Fragment in Android and how we can use it to support multiple screen. ...
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Android Apache HTTP Client

In this post I want to describe how to build an HTTP client using Apache library. In one of my post I describe how we can use HttpUrlConnection to create a client. Using Apache library ...
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