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JavaFX Real-World Apps: Eurovision Broadcasting Union

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I have the privilege to present several JavaFX Real-World Apps at JavaOne this year together with Alexander Casall, who works for Saxonia Systems in Dresden. In preparation of this talk we sent out a questionnaire to our customers and partners and asked them a few questions related to their project, their application, and their use of JavaFX. I thought it ...

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Why I don’t like to hire team leads

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Every company has its own culture that it wants to preserve. As a company grows it becomes harder to preserve its culture as you as a manager need (and should) give up control to team leads and to people you manage. Good company has a set of values, best practices and culture. When you hire a new person to the ...

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Android UI Design Basics Tutorial

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Course Overview Android is an operating system based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. Android OS has taken over the world of mobile devices and is growing rapidly the last few years. Android’s user interface is based on direct manipulation, using touch inputs that loosely correspond to real-world actions, ...

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Android UI: Full Sample App

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This article is part of our Academy Course titled Android UI Design – Basics. In this course, you will get a look at the fundamentals of Android UI design. You will understand user input, views and layouts, as well as adapters and fragments. Check it out here! Table Of Contents 1. Introduction 2. App structure 2.1. Item List with ListView ...

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Android UI: Themes and Styles

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This article is part of our Academy Course titled Android UI Design – Basics. In this course, you will get a look at the fundamentals of Android UI design. You will understand user input, views and layouts, as well as adapters and fragments. Check it out here! Table Of Contents 1. Introduction 2. Style definition 2.1. Inheritance 2.2. Style properties ...

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Android UI: Adding Multimedia to an App

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This article is part of our Academy Course titled Android UI Design – Basics. In this course, you will get a look at the fundamentals of Android UI design. You will understand user input, views and layouts, as well as adapters and fragments. Check it out here! Table Of Contents 1. Overview 2. Multimedia API 2.1. Using Android Camera 3. ...

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Android UI: Layouts with View Groups and Fragments

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This article is part of our Academy Course titled Android UI Design – Basics. In this course, you will get a look at the fundamentals of Android UI design. You will understand user input, views and layouts, as well as adapters and fragments. Check it out here! Table Of Contents 1. Overview 2. Layout overview 2.1. Linear Layout 2.2. Table ...

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Android UI: Understanding Views

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This article is part of our Academy Course titled Android UI Design – Basics. In this course, you will get a look at the fundamentals of Android UI design. You will understand user input, views and layouts, as well as adapters and fragments. Check it out here! Table Of Contents 1. Overview 2. Views 2.1. TextView component 2.2. ImageView component ...

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Android UI Overview

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This article is part of our Academy Course titled Android UI Design – Basics. In this course, you will get a look at the fundamentals of Android UI design. You will understand user input, views and layouts, as well as adapters and fragments. Check it out here! Table Of Contents 1. Introduction 2. Android App Structure and UI patterns 2.1. ...

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Fools Don’t Write Unit Tests

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“We don’t have time to write unit tests” or “We don’t have the budget for unit testing” are complaints I hear very often. Sometimes it may sound like, “We don’t use TDD, so that’s why there are no unit tests,” or even “TDD is too expensive for us now.” I’m sure you’ve heard this or even said it yourself. It ...

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