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Building Android UIs with Custom Views

After few more months working at nights, while commuting and weekends, I managed to write a book specialised on Android Custom Views. It covers several topics: first it explains the reasons why we need to build custom views and what are the benefits and drawbacks of using them and then, describes how to start drawing […]

MWC Shanghai 2017

I know it has been a long time since the last post, but since last summer I was invited to talk at Mobile World Congress Shanghai and I still haven’t talked about the experience I thought it was about time to do so. I spoke at the Transforming Industries Summit about the transformation we’re doing […]

Learning Android Application Development

These last months I’ve been very busy writing a book about Android development. It covers from the very basics to application testing and using third party libraries to make your life as a developer easier. It’s available both in ebook and printed format, if you’re interested, grab a copy! PacktPub https://www.packtpub.com/application-development/learning-android-application-development Amazon https://www.amazon.es/Learning-Android-Application-Development-Montane/dp/1785286110/ O’Reilly http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9781785286117.do […]

III Jornades Emprenedoria i Tècniques Institut Poblenou

Few weeks ago I was invited as a speaker to the “Jornades Emprenedoria i Tècniques Institut Poblenou” and yesterday I went there and gave a talk about product vs project, lean approach, ux and, at the end I explained the AngelHack experience, what are hackathons, why is useful to attend, … There was a good […]

Speaking at mobile development conferences

These last months I’ve been speaking in some mobile conferences: – Mobiconf (Krakow – Poland) – Droidcon UK (London) – Droidcon NL (Amsterdam) Here is a video recording of my presentation at Droidcon UK: (you can create a free account with skills matter if you don’t have one) https://skillsmatter.com/skillscasts/5628-how-to-improve-android-app-performance-with-the-new-art-runtime-and-dalvik-vm-perfmatters And here is a link to […]

BcnDevCon Presentation – Improving Java & Dalvik Code Performance

Last week I did a presentation at BcnDevCon about improving Java Code Performance. The focus of the presentation was showing some examples of compiled java sources and evaluate the performance impact of different ways of looping, string concatenation or using Java 1.5 features as autoboxing or foreach loops. According to java the performance optimizations are […]

What your mom didn't tell you about autoboxing…

Autoboxing is a nice feature added to Java 5 to avoid writing boxing code to add, for example, primitive data types to a Collection as you can only add the appropriate wrapper class (Integer for int, Long for long, …). I’ve recently seen the autoboxing feature being widely used all over the place so I […]

Outcome BlackBerry 10 presentation

Last thursday I did an introduction to BlackBerry10 for Android developers. I focused most on the current limitations and possibilities of the Android Runtime of BlackBerry10 and I’ve also used some slides explaining how to convert a binary .apk file to a BlackBerry10 .bar file and sign using command line tools. There are, of course, […]

Presentation about BlackBerry 10

Next week during Mobile World Congress I am going to do a presentation about BlackBerry 10 together with Jorge del Casar, BlackBerry Developer Evangelist in Spain. The event is organized by GDG Barcelona and will be held in the Facultat Informàtica Barcelona [googlemaps https://maps.google.es/maps?ie=UTF8&cid=17558281092145204566&q=Facultat+d’Inform%C3%A0tica+de+Barcelona&gl=ES&hl=en&t=m&ll=41.389415,2.113323&spn=0.005634,0.00912&z=16&iwloc=A&output=embed&w=425&h=350] If you’re a developer it’s a good opportunity to get to […]

Few Android applications I've been working on…

I live in a rather small and calm city called Vilanova i la Geltrú, close to Barcelona and to other touristic places like Sitges, most of the time goes completely unnoticed. What applies to tourists also applies to some terms like technology, companies, … As an example, few months ago there wasn’t that much movement […]

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