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Please do the right thing +Google 
 
Hello everyone!
I wanted to share with you my story, maybe it will help somebody to prevent removal of your app by Google, without any notice, from Google Play.
Google has decided to remove my app, Worldscope Webcams, from Google play store in the moment the application had 4.4 rating based on more than 11,000 user reviews and just a bit before the application reached one million downloads and after being available on Google play for four years.
The official reason was a violation of a developer distribution agreement - we have offered to our users a possibility to remove ads by buying a registration code via PayPal. Buying Ad-free version via Google play store was not possible, because our country is not on the list of supported locations for merchants which are allowed to sell paid applications on Google store.
What was most confusing to me is that a similar buying process (purchasing the registration code outside of Google play) uses one very popular app on Google Play. That app is marked as "editor's choice" and "top developer".
The Google's answer to my appeal was: "Thank you for your note.
We have reviewed your appeal and will not be reinstating your app. This decision is final and we will not be responding to any additional emails regarding this removal."
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Thread Scheduling in Android

New blog post about nice values, cgroups, and thread scheduling in Android! I wrote this post last October but never published it because I thought it was too short. Well... I still can't think of anything to add, so might as well publish it now. Check it out!

http://www.androiddesignpatterns.com/2014/01/thread-scheduling-in-android.html
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Android 4.4 debuts a new runtime called ART. This is gonna replace Dalvik in the future. No Just-in-time compilation and no Virtual Machine layer involved. ART will compile apps to native ARM binaries to make incredible speed and efficiency gains.

I have a feeling this is gonna be awesome!

http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/11/06/meet-art-part-1-the-new-super-fast-android-runtime-google-has-been-working-on-in-secret-for-over-2-years-debuts-in-kitkat/

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I don't think Java 8, even with functional idioms, is going to give you such a simple quick sort :-)

Chalk it down to the verbose static typing syntax of Java (which I prefer by the way)
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Just released Reservoir: https://github.com/anupcowkur/Reservoir

Android lib to easily serialize and persist your objects on disk using key/value pairs.

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If you have done code refactoring or code review, you will understand.


#codecomedy   #programmer   #joke   #webdevelopment  
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I knew I would look like this outside of an Android.
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For buttons, touchability requires something different. Touchable buttons need borders. By “borders” I don’t mean outlines, (although outlines are included in my usage of the word). I mean borders in a broader sense. A button is a tappable area, clearly delineated from the un-tappable content around it by an obvious border.

I largely agree. Furthermore, I think this is a problem with iOS 7 and Android alike.
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