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Discover OkHttp, a powerful HTTP & HTTP/2 client for Android applications

Created by Square, OkHttp is an open source project designed to be an efficient HTTP and HTTP/2 client. It lets you to make fast requests and save bandwith. It offers some great features out of the box like to share a socket for all HTTP/2 requests to the same host, a connection pooling mechanism when HTTP/2 is not available, transparent…
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Make fast cryptographic operations on Android with Conceal

By default, Android offers to developers some Java APIs to implement some cryptographic operations on Android. These APIs are great but not always easy to use and not really adapted to mobile environment with constraints. To solve this problem, Facebook has created a dedicated library named Conceal that provides a set of Java APIs to perform fast cryptographic operations on…
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Accessing to the Java 8 language features with Android N

Google has unveiled developer preview of Android N last month with a new exciting developer program. Official release is planned for Q3 2016. Amongst the new features of Android N, the support of several Java 8 language features is a great addition for developers. Supported features include : Lambda expressions Default and static interface methods Repeatable annotations Method References Additionally,…
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Guide of classical gestures made on smartphone and tablets

With smartphone and tablets, users interact with applications with gestures. There are a lot of different kinds of gestures and each has a well defined name. In 2010, Luke Wroblewski has made a great work to classify all of these gestures in his "Touch Gesture Reference Guide" article that can be found here : . Even better, he gives some…
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Discover 50 years of “Hello World !” through programming languages

You wanna learn more about the history of the programming languages ? Or may be you just want have fun by discovering 50 years of "Hello World !" through the ages and the programming languages. In all cases, you should enjoy the following video that lets you to discover that : And you ? What is your favorite programming language…
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Discover Top 5 new features expected in Java 9

Java 8 has been released in 2014 and can be considered as a major version for Java Platform with introduction of Lambdas and Streams for example. But, one essential feature was missing ! Modular system, aka Jigsaw, has been postponed to Java 9. Originally planned for 2016, Java 9 has been reported to March 2017. It will be 3 years…
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Google is thinking to add Swift support on Android ? Don’t forget Kotlin !

Since Swift has been open sourced, it has received a lot of interests from individual developers or giant brands like Google, Facebook or Uber. Now, some sources reported that Google is considering making Swift a « first class » language for Android. Currently, Google’s Android operating system supports Java as its « first class » language but because of litigations with Oracle, Google could…
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Android Studio 2.0 is up : build Android apps has never been so easy

After long months of work, Google has just announced that Android Studio comes in stable version. Like you must know, Android Studio is the official IDE recommended for Android Development by Google. It is based on IntelliJ Idea. Android Studio has several advantages like the fact it is made mainly for Android Development and built in coordination with Android platform.…
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Speed up your Android device by freeing your RAM and cleaning your cache

Your device is slower day after day ? Your Applications are slowing ? Best solution is to boost your device by freeing your RAM and cleaning cache of your device. RAM Booster & Cache Cleaner offers you all that power with a single touch. Application is freely available for smartphones and tablets on Google Play Store : RAM Booster &…
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Customize your Android project structure to fit your needs

Android project structure is usually organized with a main folder containing a java folder and a res folder. The java folder contains all the Java classes file of your project. The res folder contains all resources of your Android project. So, it can make a lot of files with drawables, layouts, values, etc ... When your work on a big…
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