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PhillyETE Screencast #36 – A bright future full of promise – Asynchronous Pipelines in Scala and Java – Heather Miller

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From the abstract: “By now, it’s no secret that asynchronous and non-blocking code means fast and responsive software stacks that scale to the moon. The only problem? Asynchronous code usually means callback hell that’s impossible to write, impossible to reason about, and even worse to maintain. Not any more— Scala 2.10 brings an asynchronous, completely … Read More

Android Advanced Cursors

If you have been doing Android development for even a little while, you have probably used the provided SQLite functionality to store and retrieve data in a local database on the Android device. If not, you can head over to Lars Vogel’s excellent tutorial website to see how it all works, or to get a refresher. For … Read More

Philly ETE Screencast #7 – Doug Lea – Engineering Concurrent Library Components

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From Doug Lea’s abstract: “Creating components based on concurrent and parallel algorithms and data structures often requires more attention to “engineering” issues not seen with most other libraries. Components created in the “obvious” way sometimes turn out to be wrong, to perform poorly, or are unusable in most applications, because the abstractions in which they … Read More

HTTPS with Client Certificates on Android

Many Android applications use REST or another HTTP based protocol to communicate with a server. Working with HTTP and HTTPS on Android is generally fairly straightforward and well documented. Depending on the version of the Android OS, either HTTPClient or HttpURLConnection “just work”. Either one can be used, but the official recommendation is to use … Read More

TechCast #73 – An interview with itext Founder Bruno Lowagie

This techcast episode features the open source PDF API developer Bruno Lowagie. His iText library has been used by many Java developers. One of the earier open-source Java APIs, iText was originally written to provide PDF version 1.3-compliant output. This was not the first API that Bruno created to handle PDF, as we’ll hear in … Read More

ETE 2012 – Trevor Lalish-Menagh – JavaScript Testing: Completing the BDD Circle in Web Development

From the abstract: Martin Flower states that the definition of legacy code is code without tests. You test your server-side code, but if you are working on a site with a fair amount of non-trivial JavaScript (ajax call, extensive callbacks, etc.) you really should be testing your JavaScript as well. All the untested JavaScript code … Read More

DevNews #41 – Microsoft and Secure Boot, 1 GB I/O per second, NYC High School for Comp Sci

DevNews #41 is brought to you by Chariot Solutions, leaders in software development in mobile, web, and integration, as well as mentoring and training. Find out about our services at chariotsolutions.com. Links: New York City gets a Software Engineering High School – Joel on Software – How cool is this? Wouldn’t it be awesome to … Read More