If you are developing for Android, you probably have already abandoned the emulator that comes with Android SDK, and are testing and debugging on a real device. I cannot blame you - the emulator is awfully slow. Well I have good news for you - you can speed it up, if you are using uX system (Unix like - Linux, Mac OS X, BSD). The trick is very simple - and I suppose some of you have already activated it - mount /tmp folder into memory. Read on →

I had encounter several times that when using MaxOS X Lion, when I try to unlock system preferences (usually for setting user access, privacy settings, etc) - the unlock icon does not respond - does nothing. Well - google-ing all over - I found my solution. Just open terminal and type the following 2 commands: rm -rf ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.HIToolbox.plist sudo killall -9 securityd Enjoy~

Once you have experience (or not) with some uX system, at some point you have to deal with environment variables, especially if you intend to do some development. I used to come from Open Source uX systems, and some old ones like HPUX, AIX, Solaris. When I switched to OS X, which is to some extent BSD - I had to find the best way to deal with env. variables. So - here are the ones that I use Read on →

This article continues the series for creating a web service consuming program on your mobile device. In the previous article I have showed you how to create Server part (web service) on Geronimo and how to access it from Android app. Now we shall do the same with iOS application. So what do you need. Mac with OSX XCode IDE with iOS SDK Code and applications (server, IDE, code) from previous article in order to run the server So lets start. Read on →

This articles will reveal the first steps in setting up your development environment for building WebService/Enterprise Java applications and consuming their services from Android device. What I am using in this example: Geronimo with Jetty7 javaee5 - 2.2.1 - as application/web server Eclipse Indigo EE (with WTP plugin) Android SDK 4.0.3 Google Gson 2.1 Resteasy - jaxrs - 2.3.1.GA Please don’t be bored from so many screenshots. If you know the basics you just can skip them. Read on →