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Android Homescreen Widget with AlarmManager

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In this tutorial we will learn to create widget with update interval less than 30 mins using AlarmManager. New update: In Android 4.1, a new feature has been introduced for Homescreen widget which enables widget to reorganize its view when resized . To support this feature a new method onAppWidgetOptionsChanged() has been introduced in AppWidgetProvider class. This method gets called ...

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Security Requirements With Abuse Cases

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Gary McGraw describes several best practices for building secure software. One is the use of so-called abuse cases. Since his chapter on abuse cases left me hungry for more information, this post examines additional literature on the subject and how to fit abuse cases into a Security Development Lifecycle (SDL). Modeling Functional Requirements With Use Cases Abuse cases are an ...

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Project Jigsaw: The Consequences of Deferring

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Mr. Mark Reinhold has announced in July 2012 that they were planning to withdraw Project Jigsaw from Java 8 because Jigsaw would delay its release, planned for September 2013 (One year from now). This date is known because Oracle has decided to implement a two years roadmap planning for Java, so September 2013 is actually 2 years after the release ...

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Android broadcast receiver: Registering/unregistering during runtime

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In the previous post, we leaned to enable and disable the Broadcast receiver added in the Android manifest file. In this post, we will learn to register and unregister broadcast receiver programmatically. It’s always suggested to register and unregister broadcast receiver programmatically as it saves system resources. In this tutorial, we will make an application having two buttons to register ...

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How to write better POJO Services

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In Java, you can easily implements some business logic in a Plain Old Java Object (POJO) classes, and you can run them in a fancy server or framework without much hassle. There many server/frameworks, such as JBossAS, Spring or Camel etc, that would allow you to deploy POJO without even hardcoding to their API. Obviously you would get advance features ...

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Naming Antipatterns

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One of these annoying challenges when coding is finding proper names for your classes. There are some tools available making fun of our inability to come up with proper names. But while I enjoy these kind of gags I think there is some serious problem hiding. The problem is: Classes should be some kind of abstraction. I should only have ...

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Sonar’s Quality Alphabet

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Sonar (by SonarSource.com) is getting more and more popular among developer teams. It’s an open source platform measuring software quality in the following 7 axes Architecture and Design  Comments  Coding Rules  Complexity  Code Duplication  Potential Bugs  Unit Tests  If you’re a Sonar newbie then you might find this blog post very useful. On the other hand if you’re an experienced ...

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Service-Oriented UI with JSF

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In large software development projects, service-oriented architecture is very common because it provides a functional interface that can be used by different teams or departments. The same principles should be applied when creating user interfaces. In the case of a large company that has, among others, a billing department and a customer management department, an organizational chart might look like ...

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Mobile Development Job Trends – 2012-08

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Today we have the last installment of the job trends posts, mobile development job trends. Everyone is talking about mobile development because it really is the future of interaction. With smart phones and tablets, app development is becoming hugely important even for the enterprise. The terms included in this list were iPhone, Android, WP7 or “Windows Phone“, BlackBerry, Symbian, WebOS ...

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JavaFX Tutorial – Basics

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JavaFX seem to be gaining ground on the RIA space. With the right tools and development support, it wil definitely have its toll on the next best technology “thing!”. I’m not writing any JavaFX review here since there is a lot of Technology critiques out there that probably reviewed it extensively, but instead, I will write a simple tutorial on ...

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