Monthly Archives: August 2011

September Challenge of the month and retropective – Running out of Juice

I recently read about the fatty degeneration of the world. According to my reading material a huge percentage of the population in most countries is overweighed; even in third-world countries more people are overweighted then people which are suffering from … Continue reading

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Eclipse SWT – Creating an email in the default email client

As many of you properly know SWT has the nice Program.launch() method which allows to start programs associated with an URI. Example: Unfortunately this does not seem to be working on Linux. So if you are working under Linux you … Continue reading

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3 months sabbatical, 60 % and a new job

Today is my first day back at work after a 3 months sabbatical due to the birth of my second son. The three months were a great time with my family. Also a great oppertunity to think about what I … Continue reading

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Android – Going down with Style

Android allows to use styles and themes to define the appearance of the user interface. This blog entry will demonstrate how to use styles in your application. First create a new Android project “de.vogella.android.styles.simple” with the following main.xml layout file. … Continue reading

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Eclipse RCP Tutorial updated to Indigo

Just a quick note, I updated my Eclipse RCP Tutorial to Eclipse Indigo. Contentwise no big changes, but I tried to structure everything a little bit more, e.g. the first RCP example is used in several chapters and is also … Continue reading

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How to check if network connection is available in Android?

Android allows to check if the network is available. Here is a code snippet to check this: Your application requires also the uses-permission “android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE” to check for the network state. Hope this helps.

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