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Android Text-To-Speech Application

One of the many features that Android provides out of the box is the one of “speech synthesis”. This is also known as “Text-To-Speech” (TTS) and is mainly the capability of the device to “speak” text of different languages. This feature was introduced in version 1.6 of the Android platform and you can find an introductory article at the official ...

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Java Best Practices – Queue battle and the Linked ConcurrentHashMap

Continuing our series of articles concerning proposed practices while working with the Java programming language, we are going to perform a performance comparison between four popular Queue implementation classes with relevant semantics. To make things more realistic we are going to test against a multi–threading environment so as to discuss and demonstrate how to utilize ArrayBlockingQueue, ConcurrentLinkedQueue, LinkedBlockingQueue and/or LinkedList ...

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GWT EJB3 Maven JBoss 5.1 integration tutorial

Hello everyone, In this article we are going to demonstrate how to properly integrate GWT and EJB3 in order to implement an example project, build it using maven and deploy it on JBoss 5.1 application server. Actually you can easily change the dependencies in the maven build file and deploy the project in your favorite application server. In order to be as generic as possible we will ...

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Android Reverse Geocoding with Yahoo API – PlaceFinder

In my previous tutorial (Android Location Based Services Application – GPS location) I showed you how to retrieve the user’s current location in the form of latitude and longitude coordinates. Using those coordinates we are going to provide information regarding the user’s position. For example, we are going to find the street address nearest to a specific point. That process ...

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Android Location Based Services Application – GPS location

With the incorporation of GPS devices in smartphones, Location Based Services (LBS) have become pretty hot the past few years. The iPhone was the first to give a huge boost to this kind of applications and now Android continues on the same path. In this tutorial, I will show you how to build your first LBS application for Android. The ...

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Android Tutorials at JavaCodeGeeks

Android is the new hot thing in the mobile world and generally in the software development world. After giving you some articles on the platform in general (“Embracing the Android awesomeness: A quick overview”) and on how to “Install Android OS on your PC with VirtualBox”, JavaCodeGeeks are pleased to announce a series of tutorials on Android. A new Tag ...

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Java Best Practices – String performance and Exact String Matching

Continuing our series of articles concerning proposed practices while working with the Java programming language, we are going to talk about String performance tuning. We will focus on how to handle String creation, String alteration and String matching operations efficiently. Furthermore we will provide our own implementations of the most commonly used algorithms for Exact String Matching. Many of these ...

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Openfire server configuration – Infrastructure for Instant Messaging

This tutorial is the second part of the “Setting up an infrastructure for Instant Messaging” article series. After installing the Openfire server (“Openfire server installation“), we are now ready to create some users. Login to the admin console and choose “Users/Groups”. There you should see the existing users under “User Summary”. Only “admin” is currently existent, so choose “Create New ...

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