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Monday, August 18, 2014


If you working with build variant at some point the ide might not recognize your style/string, etc refs in the res xml the ones with the @ tag. The solution is just to reboot the IDE.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

I stopped using Eclipse

I stopped using Eclipse 45 days ago.  I do not think I will use Eclipse anymore. AndroidStudio/IntelliJ is very liberating in comparison.

Monday, May 12, 2014

AndroidStudio Tip 1

Package-Info can be created by right clicking on a package node and selecting create file and tyep the name Once you type the package and packagename and the semicolon as will than recognize it as a java file.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

is AndroidStudio Ready for PrimeTIme?

This is my own humble view. Given the amount of things in alpha at the android gradle 0.10.1 stage and androidstudio at times not recognizing the android sdk mavenrepo,etc I would state now. Better wait another 6 months and see what improved.

In my own case I am splitting up a project architecture as libraries with the core of the app as a library and than doing different small code source apps that represent the build flavors.

Monday, April 28, 2014

I am off the marktet

Okay, I am off the market porting an iphone app to android for a startup..thus posts hee may be only weekly for awhile.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

EclipseCompatibility AndroidGradle

I found a project that supports the full android gradle project layout using Eclipse ADT. The project is persoapp, an app on android that uses German ID.

From what I gather in source, it requires a little more planning as you are moving res files, creating the build flavor packages, an modifying the eclipse .classpath file. But afterwards, one should be able to run builds via run as pointing to the gradle build file and modifying a property file to turn on run as auto-builds.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

ant 1.8 includeantruntime

Its a feature! Not,its more of a bug. Ant 1.8 change how the javac task includes the ant runtime libs. The work around is to rather than set includeantruntime to false in the javac task set a property named, build.sysclasspath, to the value, last. why?

This way your builds will not break when changing ant versions and you are still offered the option to set includeantruntime to true when you really actually need it.