One of the "new and noteworthy" features of NetBeans 7.1 is the ability to compare two heap dumps.
Specifically, the easy-to-use feature allows one to quickly ascertain
the difference in number of each class's instances between two dump
Which are the best tools for designing for Android? I have
my favorites but I'd really love to hear about tools you use and your
experiences with them. Please leave a comment!
To kick of the conversation I'll present my favorite design tools. Both
Data exchanges between companies are increasing a lot. The number of
applications that must be integrated is increasing, too. The interfaces use
different technologies, protocols and data formats. Nevertheless, the
integration of these applications must be...
Since I started out on mobile app development, I've been a big fan of Appcelerator. Just today they've announced an expansion into Europe, as well as adding to their management team. Appcelerator have shown themselves to be one of the shining examples of how...
While all the previously described metric systems have easy
protocols, they tend to stay in Sysadmin/Operations land. But you should
not stop there.
There is a lot more to track than CPU,Memory and Disk metrics. This
blogpost is about metrics up the stack:...
This is the first installment in a series of tutorials on creating the right search utility for your use case. In this part, you will learn how to make the right decisions when picking a design for your search box.
When I first wrote this blog my intention was to introduce you to a class ThreadLocalRandom which is new in Java 7 to generate random numbers. I have analyzed the performance of ThreadLocalRandom
in a series of micro-benchmarks to find out how it performs in...
There are a number of reasons I prefer either
int i = ...
String s = "" + i;
String s = String.valueOf(i);
Personally I prefer efficiency for the developer as the performance difference...
As I mentioned in a previous post I recently wrote some code in my Android app to inform a BroadcastReceiver
whenever a service processed a tweet with a link in it but in
implementing this I managed to freeze the UI every time that happened.
The pair class is familiar to those of us who have used C++ for any considerable length of time. Although there has been talk of adding it to Java as a standard part of the SDK, it is a somewhat controversial topic.