Tag Archives: fragments

Changing Course? 3 Questions to Ask Yourself First.

Frustrated by fragments? Intrigued by dependency injection? It may be tempting to switch approaches to solve your current pain.

Don’t throw away that code just yet! Think through the following questions first.

1. What problem am I solving?

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Managing Static and Dynamic Fragments

When reading the reviews on one of the Android books I recommend, I came across this question:

I read the chapter on UI and the section on fragments. I followed the given example step by step and got it to work. So far so good. I then attempted to build my own solution of dynamically adding fragments to a layout. I’m none the wiser as to how to reference the views within each dynamically added fragment. The 3 things I really want to know about any control: (1) how to add statically, (2) how to add dynamically, (3) how to reference any view I place into the UI.

Fragments can be a tricky subject! I’ll break down the difference between static and dynamic fragments in this post to give you a better idea of how they work.
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AnDevCon San Francisco 2013

I’m back at the Android Developers Conference this week and learning about all things Android and networking with some of the best Android developers in this half of the world.

As I did in Boston, I’m giving a different spin on my fragments talk. I’ve designed a half-day workshop that walks you through two code examples, to give you a better sense for the how much easier it is to begin your project with fragments instead of retrofitting them later.

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AnDevCon Boston 2013

I’ve been at the Android Developers Conference this week learning about embedded Android development, the best way to handle HTTP requests, concurrency strategies, and performance enhancements. The talks have been great and I’ve enjoyed networking with Android developers from around the world.

This morning I’m giving a different spin on my fragments talk. This will be a workshop to walk through code examples instead of lecture style. As we work through two examples, it will give you a sense for the how much easier it is to begin your project with fragments instead of retro fitting them later.

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Mobile Lightning!

Interested in mobile technologies? Want to learn from leaders in Philadelphia? Join us on Tuesday, April 24th for fast-paced evening of lightning talks. These five minute talks will cover Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad), and mobile web topics.

This event is part of Philly Tech Week and hosted by the Android Alliance and PhillyCocoa. This event couldn’t happen without generous sponsorship from Chariot Solutions and Seed Philly. The event will provide dinner and drinks during and/or following the event.

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ETE Preview

I’ll be speaking at the Emerging Technology for the Enterprise conference about fragments, why you should be using them, and more importantly how to start today.

Here’s a good place to start if you will be unable to join me or want to read ahead.

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