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Android TV Development – Big Screens Are Coming, Get Ready!

by Nermin Hajdarbegovic

Google wants to bring Android to everything from phones and watches, to cars and smart television sets. Unlike Google TV, Android TV is much closer to standard Android. It runs Android 5.0 (at least in the initial launch version) and can be used on new TVs, as well as on standalone devices. Android TV is not just about improving the way people consume TV content, it’s more about changing the way they do it.

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Android Developer’s Guide to the Google Location Services API

by Danny Trejo

Location-based applications on our mobile devices have changed the way we interact with mobile technology. The list of these applications is extensive and has had a major impact on our lives. This article walks us through a step-by-step tutorial of how to determine the location of an Android device using Google Location Services API.

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Android Testing Tutorial: Unit Testing like a True Green Droid

by Marko Vitas

The extremely diverse and fragmented Android ecosystem poses certain challenges when it comes to testing. In this article, we take a look at some approaches that can be effective with tackling these challenges and ease the process of writing and automating tests.

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Nvidia Shield - A Different Take On Android Gaming Consoles

by Nermin Hajdarbegovic

Describing Nvidia Shield as a mere Android console would not do it justice. The console relies heavily on streaming and cloud computing, so it shouldn't not be viewed as another standalone device. Nvidia sees Shield as Netflix for games, as a comprehensive Gaming-as-a-Service (GaaS) platform. While it's still part of the Android ecosystem, Shield could be bad news for some Android game developers, but it also creates a range of new and exciting opportunities.

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Buggy Java Code: The Top 10 Most Common Mistakes That Java Developers Make

by Mikhail Selivanov

Java, a sophisticated programming language, has been dominating a number of ecosystems for quite a while. Portability, automated garbage collection, and its gentle learning curve are some of the things that make it a great choice in software development. However, like any other programming language, it is still susceptible to developer mistakes. This article explores the top 10 common mistakes Java developers make and some ways of avoiding them.

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A Tutorial for Reverse Engineering Your Software's Private API: Hacking Your Couch

by Nikolay Derkach

Reverse engineering and hacking are usually related to malicious activities that result in sleepless nights of engineers responsible for system maintenance. Reverse engineering is a tool that we can utilize to find the flaws and improve our software in many aspects. This article shows us how to use these techniques to learn more about different implementations of web API.

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Tips for Developing an Android App: My Lessons Learned

by Ivan Dimoski

This article provides an overview on building a great Android application, from defining an idea to releasing an application to the store. Toptal developer Ivan Dimoski gives us a chance to learn from his experience in making Ooshies, an Android Live Wallpaper designed to give you a hug and make you feel loved each time you interact with your Android device.

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Top 10 Most Common Mistakes That Android Developers Make: A Programming Tutorial

by Ivan Dimoski

There are thousands of different Android powered devices, with different screen sizes, chip architectures, hardware configurations, and software versions. Unfortunately, segmentation is the price to pay for openness, and there are thousands ways your app can fail on different devices. Regardless of such huge segmentation, the majority of bugs are actually introduced because of logic errors. These bugs are easily prevented, as long as we get the basics right! Here's a quick rundown of the 10 most common mistakes Android developers make.

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A Tutorial for Aspiring Google Glass Developers: Building Your First Glass App

by Demir Selmanovic

Google Glass promises to revolutionize how we use our devices to interact with the world. But from a developer's standpoint, what is so special about developing for the Glass? You'll be glad to know that the answer is "Nothing!" Here's a step-by-step tutorial that walks you through developing your first Google Glass app.

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