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For many years the basic layers of network communication have been unquestioned. TCP and HTTP are doing a solid job of delivering static and dynamic content to our browsers. But in some aspects those protocols

Gain productivity by scripting your workflow

One thing that helps me a lot during my everyday routine is having shortcuts for every simple action I perform. For example uninstalling a specific Android app opening the current XCode project opening a ‘tail

Android AppRater

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Concurrency in java (german)

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Things I am missing in Android development

This is a list of things I would like to see for Android to improve the development of apps. Don’t get me wrong, Android is one of the best platforms out there, but this doesn’t

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This is the screencast and voice of my Android Fundamentals talk from december 2009. It was given on the 29th floor of our jentower for the towerbyte.

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