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Things Every Programmer Should Know

At ui-programming, one of our JCG program participant sites, articles about “Things Every Programmer Should Know” are occasionally posted. As stated in the author’s first post, the 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know project, pearls of wisdom for programmers collected from leading practitioners. The collection is intended simply to contain multiple and varied perspectives on what it is that contributors ...

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Android 2.3 is out – Get ready for Gingerbread

Google has just released the new Android 2.3 version, code name Gingerbread. As with every new release, this one was well expected and includes a bunch of additions, improvements and new features. Let’s explore what new features are offered both from an end user’s and a developer’s perspective. As stated in the official Android Developer’s Blog post, among the new ...

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Android Full App, Part 7: Using options menus and customized dialogs for user interaction

This is the seventh part of the “Android Full Application Tutorial” series. The complete application aims to provide an easy way of performing movies/actors searching over the internet. In the first part of the series (“Main Activity UI”), we created the Eclipse project and set up a basic interface for the main activity of the application. In the second part ...

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The Java Code Geek (JCG) Program

We are pleased to announce Java Code Geeks JCG Program. The Java Code Geeks JCGs are talented bloggers actively writing about topics of interest to our Java developer community. Each JCG allows our editors to occasionally syndicate their relevant blog posts onto Java Code Geeks site. The JCG program is a great way for bloggers to drive traffic from our ...

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JAX–WS with Spring and Maven Tutorial

Spring framework provides remoting support for web services via JAX–WS, in fact, as stated in Spring reference documentation, there are three ways of exposing Spring POJO services as a JAX–WS web services : Exposing Servlet – based web services (suitable for Java EE 5 environments) Exporting standalone web services (suitable when utilizing Sun’s JDK 1.6 build–in JAX–WS provider) Exporting web ...

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Boost your Android XML parsing with XML Pull

In today’s technology world, XML parsing capabilities are a necessity for a big number of applications whether they are mobile, enterprise or in the cloud. Despite the fact that XML is bloated and very verbose, it still remains king in the field of data exchange (JSON is a nice alternative, check our tutorial for JSON integration with GWT). There are ...

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Android Full App, Part 6: Customized list view for data presentation

This is the sixth part of the “Android Full Application Tutorial” series. The complete application aims to provide an easy way of performing movies/actors searching over the internet. In the first part of the series (“Main Activity UI”), we created the Eclipse project and set up a basic interface for the main activity of the application. In the second part ...

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Java Best Practices – Char to Byte and Byte to Char conversions

Continuing our series of articles concerning proposed practices while working with the Java programming language, we are going to talk about String performance tunning. Especially we will focus on how to handle character to byte and byte to character conversions efficiently when the default encoding is used. This article concludes with a performance comparison between two proposed custom approaches and ...

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Android Full App, Part 5: Launching new activities with intents

This is the fifth part of the “Android Full Application Tutorial” series. The complete application aims to provide an easy way of performing movies/actors searching over the internet. In the first part of the series (“Main Activity UI”), we created the Eclipse project and set up a basic interface for the main activity of the application. In the second part ...

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