Monthly Archives: June 2011

Eclipse Indigo – My top 5 minor features

Ian Bull did his Top 10 Features where he discuss the great new stuff in Eclipse Indigo. I tend to value the little things which makes my life easier. So here is my list of things which will help me … Continue reading

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Android SoundPool – How to check if sound file is loaded?

SoundPool loads the sound asynchronously. Before API level 8 where was no standard way of checking if a sound had been loaded before using it. As of API 8 Android allows to check if the loading has been completed via … Continue reading

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Creating Bitmaps from the internet via Apache HttpClient

Last week I blogged about the Android DownloadManager. As a result I received the question how to create a bitmap from internet ressources the “normal” way. 😉 Here is a small example which uses the Apache HttpClient in Android to … Continue reading

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Android DownloadManager Example

The Android DownloadManager introduced in Android 2.3. (API 9) is a system service which allows to handle long-running HTTP downloads in the background and notify the triggering application via a broadcast receiver once the download is finished. Here is a … Continue reading

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Installing mod_pagespeed on Ubuntu

mod_pagespeed is an Apache HTTP module which is supposed to do a lot of website performance optimization before sending it to the browser. For details please check mod_pagespeed docs or the Google IO talk (Make the web faster) about this … Continue reading

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Challenge of the Month (June) – Reduce email backlog

I receive a lot of feedback on, sometimes tutorial requests and lots of error and improvements corrections. The stuff I like I usually keep in my inbox until I find the time to act on it. The IT challenge … Continue reading

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