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I've released the first version of Aeon, which is an object-relational mapper for #Android . It provides an object-oriented interface to the relational structure of #SQLite .

Aeon generates code at compile-time for inserting, updating, deleting and querying for objects stored in a SQLite database. For performance reasons it only uses generated code and does not rely on reflection.

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aeon - Lightweight object-relational mapper (ORM) for Android
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Couldn't have put it more eloquently.
If you presume a God that created the Universe exists, what do you get? A Monster.
Barbaric, sadistic and utterly contemptible.

Stephen Fry on God | The Meaning Of Life | RTÉ One: http://youtu.be/-suvkwNYSQo
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The video recording for Dependency Injection with Dagger 2 is now available to watch for $FREE.

Unlike my talk on Dagger 1 last year, this is not tailored towards Android. It covers dependency injection as a pattern, how to use Dagger 2, and a peek under the hood at how Dagger 2 fulfills the dependency injection contract.

As always, I try to move through at a moderate pace with high information density under the assumption that you could re-watch. And now you can!

Video: https://parleys.com/play/5471cdd1e4b065ebcfa1d557 Slides: https://speakerdeck.com/jakewharton/dependency-injection-with-dagger-2-devoxx-2014
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I'm also looking forward to a future where all cars on the street are driving autonomously. Just image no more traffic jams because of course the cars communicate and choose alternative routes automatically.
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Switching to Mac

For about three months now I'm working with a MacBook Pro. Before I've been a Linux and Windows user for a long time. The first thing that I noticed when switching to Mac is that since OS X is a UNIX-based operating system, I was familiar with the terminal and most of its commands right away.

In that three months I learned about lots of new, great and productivity-boosting applications, many recommended by friends and colleagues. In this post I want to share these applications with you. Maybe there's something new and interesting for you too? Mabye you can recommend other applications and better alternatives? 

iTerm 2

The first thing that I always do on any operating system is installing a terminal emulator that can be configured to behave like the famous Quake console. You know, displaying a terminal window from the top of the screen on the press of a global hotkey.

Under OS X the solution that works best for me is iTerm 2. iTerm 2 is a normal terminal emulator which can be configured to behave like a Quake console. See apple.stackexchange.com/a/48805.

Where: iterm2.com
Price: Free

Prezto

Prezto is a "configuration framework" for Zsh and a fork of oh-my-zsh. Prezto is very powerful and makes the Zsh even more awesome. For instance does it offer syntax-highlighting, themes and auto-completion for many commands. Prezto is not strictly OS X-only. Since it's basically "just" configuration files for Zsh it should work with any OS that runs Zsh. 

Where: github.com/sorin-ionescu/prezto
Price: Free

Homebrew

Using Linux since approximately 1997 I appreciate the benefits of a package manager like apt for many years and don't want to miss them. OS X like Windows unfortunately doesn't have an official, build-in package manager. But there's Homebrew, the "missing package manager for OS X". Now before installing any application on OS X I check whether it's available via Homebrew.

Where: brew.sh
Price: Free

Function Pilot

By default the function keys (F1-F12) on the MacBook keyboard behave like the special keys (volume up/down etc.). I want to keep this behaviour but for certain applications the keys should behave like the function keys without pressing Fn. For instance many of the refactoring features of Android Studio are placed on the F-keys. I don't want to press Fn additionally to Shift, Ctrl, Alt and/or Cmd. With Function Pilot the behaviour of the F-keys can be switched per application which is very handy!

Where: tinybird.com/mac/function-pilot.html
Price: Free

BetterTouchTool

I don't know why this simple yet useful feature is still not in OS X (10.10 as of writing) but I want to be able to make a window fullscreen by dragging it to the top of the screen or position it to the left or right with half the screen's width by dragging it there. You may know this feature from Windows (I think starting with Windows 7). BetterTouchTool offers this feature. Actually the main purpose of this application is to specify custom gestures for the Magic Mouse and MacBook/Magic Trackpad. However I don't use this feature (yet).

Where: boastr.de
Price: Free

Keka

Keka is a file archiver that supports more file formats (like 7zip) than Finder.

Where: kekaosx.com
Price: Free

Alfred

Alfred is a very powerful Spotlight replacement. It's free. By buying the Powerpack for £17 Alfred can be customized even more with Workflows. Just check out the website to get an idea of what Alfred can do.

Where: alfredapp.com
Price: Free / £17

That's it for now. Of course there are more applications that I use on a daily basis. I will likely extend this article or create a new one in the future.

What are your favourite Mac applications? Do you have recommendations for me? Let's here them!
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I switched to Mac about 5 years ago, having used all versions of Windows, OS/2 and Linux before since Windows 2.0. I never regretted that switch, I never even did so much as launch the virtual Windows I installed on my first Mac as a "safety net".

I still have to use Windows at work - currently in iteration 7 - and it is surprising how slow and sluggish a 3 year old laptop with Windows 7 feels, compared to a 6 year old MacBook Pro with Yosemite.
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Huge collection of Awesome New Material Design walls! Many designed by the talented +J. Amourette​, +Jose Carlos Bejarano​, and +Josh Oleksyn​ using Josh's Minima Project Live Wallpaper! Fantastic creations!!! Thanks to everyone that has contributed and shared with us!!!

NOVA Launcher Prime
Wanam Xposed Framework
Timely Clock Widget
Combination of Icons
- Nova's Lollipop Icons
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Android 5.1: Unwrapping a new Lollipop update http://goo.gl/Q3x8mC
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Using Project Kotlin for Android

I've been watching and playing with Kotlin for about two years now. It's gotten to the point where I think it's really viable for Android app development. I decided to take a few nights and dig into a bunch of details about the language and why it's a good candidate.

This is a slightly modified copy of a document I presented internally at Square. We're not going to turn around and write everything in Kotlin. That wouldn't make sense. This was a sell on the language, features, and its implementation such that we can start experimenting.

Since I'm not interested in hearing people yell things that I already know about their favorite non-Java languages, comments are off and closed on this post. I've used Groovy and Scala a bunch, but thanks. I haven't used Xtend or Ceylon at all (hence their omission). If you're interested in discussing those, make your own post.

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Using Project Kotlin for AndroidUsing Project Kotlin for Android Statically-typed, highly-interoperable augmentation to the Java language. Author: jakewharton@gmail.com Created: 2015-01-20 Updated: 2015-01-26 Table of Contents Introduction Features Interoperability Lambas Null Safety Extension Methods Data Classes Other Awesome...
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Based on this post (https://plus.google.com/+JakeWharton/posts/6f5TcVPRZij) by +Jake Wharton and its interesting and useful comments, I've created an Android/Gradle build configuration with a "release" task which increments the application's versionCode stored in a properties file and commits the change.

This is for instance useful for CI servers building and deploying alpha/beta builds of an application where it's crucial that the versionCode changes/increases. However you might not want to use a (fragile) solution based on the UNIX timestamp or the build number provided by a CI server.

The code can be found at https://github.com/svenjacobs/android-gradle-release-example

#android   #dev   #gradle   #ci   #versioncode  
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No more beta! :)
 
Android Studio 1.0 is released!

Android Studio is the new & official Android IDE. Develop Android apps for Android phones, tablets, Android Wear, Android TV, & Android Auto. Learn more about it below.

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We're getting close: Release candidate 1 for Android Studio 1.0 is now available in the canary channel. Please give it a try and let us know of any blocker bugs. In this build, other than bug fixes and updated logos and final settings directories, we've also added an offline Maven repository for the Gradle plugin such that it can be bootstrapped without a network connection.

For full details, see
http://tools.android.com/recent/androidstudio1rc1_releasecandidate1released
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Besser leben - und einkaufen. Die preisgekrönte REWE App macht Ihren Shopping Alltag zum Erlebnis. Ob Angebote, Einkaufsliste, Navigation zu

Online-Videodienst Netflix startet in Deutschland
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Nun hat Netflix die Katze aus dem Sack gelassen: Der US-amerikanische Video-on-Demand-Pionier hat offiziell bestätigt, bis Ende des Jahres a

Despicable Me präsentiert: Minion Manie
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Der „größte Schurke der Welt" und sein Team sind mit drei neuen Schandtaten zurück, die noch nie im Kino gezeigt wurden. Die fiesen, aber ei

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addictive electronic music

SeriesGuide
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Manage the progress of (re-)watching your favorite TV shows. See what is coming up, keep track of what to watch next. Check in with trakt.tv

Android und die WLAN-Passwörter: Google löscht nicht
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Google beteuert, der Anwender könne die standardmäßig gesicherten WLAN-Passwörter jederzeit wieder löschen. Unsere Tests sagen etwas anderes

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Track what you're watching. Discover new shows & movies.

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At JetBrains, we have a passion for making people more productive through smart software.

Google Maps - Apps on Android Market
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Download the latest release of Google Maps, and never carry a paper map again. Get Google Maps with Navigation (Beta), Places, and Latitude

Google Play Music
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Shop music on Google Play and listen instantly using the Google Play Music app.The Google Play Music app lets you listen to your music colle

Android.com
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Learn about Android Partners, Developers, Android Market, and more.

GIMP
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Free application for serious image manipulation

SoundCloud - Your Sound, At The Heart
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Create, record and share the sounds you create anywhere to friends, family and the world with SoundCloud, the world's largest community of s

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nerdy nerdness for nerds

Galaxy Nexus
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Galaxy Nexus. First phone with Android 4.0, Face Unlock, Android Beam, an amazing HD screen and 4G LTE fast.

Google+
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Real-life sharing rethought for mobile. Google+ is still in active development and not yet available to everyone. You need an invitation to

Tasks
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Tasks brings the full Google Tasks experience to Android. * Sync with Google Tasks at the core * Sync with Google Tasks is not just another

SwiftKey Keyboard
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SwiftKey – the best-selling keyboard on Android#1 selling app in 38 countries, over 70,000 ✮✮✮✮✮ reviews Winner of Webby Award & Global Mobi

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