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Jamie Craane
Jamie develops software professionally since 2001 for a variety of small and large organizations. Assignments vary from the development of mobile and web applications to software architecture. He watches and studies new technology closely to find out how this can be applied in software solutions. The ultimate goal is to realize a solution that really matters. Besides developing software, Jamie gives presentations and training on a regular basis on various subjects and technologies.

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Introduction When writing a mobile application you mostly always need a way to store the information outside of the application itself so the data is accessible to not only the application itself on a specific device, but on every device the application is installed on and perhaps even web applications. This means the application will need some sort of a ...

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Android: location based services

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Introduction Developing applications for mobile devices gives us a lot more opportunities for context based information than a traditional web application. One of the inputs for context sensitive information is the users current location. This post describes several ways an Android application can obtain the users current location. Location API’s In previous versions of the Android SDK you had to ...

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Java 7 try-with-resources

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Java 7 provides better resource management for resources that need to be closed when finished working with, for example files, streams, database connection and sockets. This language construct is called the try-with-resources statement. The mechanism that makes this work is called the AutoCloseable interface. The Java 7 resource classes all implement this interface. The signature of this interface looks like ...

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Evaluating new frameworks, libraries and technologies

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Introduction New frameworks and libraries are developed so fast it is nearly impossible to evaluate all of them. This can make it hard to judge whether a particular technology is worth investing (time) in. This post gives you some tips which may help when evaluating new technology. Conceptual level Although there are many different libraries and frameworks, most of them ...

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Reasons for IntelliJ IDEA

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Introduction I often get the question why I use Intellij in favor of another IDE, in this case Eclipse. Most of the time I answer that question by demonstrating some features of IntelliJ and showing how integrated everything is. This got me thinking about what are the actual reasons that I use it. This post will try to make that ...

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