Ryan Blunden

Code, Music and Motorcycles.

Monday

28

July 2014

Path to JDK 7 on OSX

by Ryan Blunden,

It is /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.7.0_65.jdk/ You might need this if trying to build an Android app targeting Android-L through Android Studio on OSX.…

Monday

28

July 2014

For a fast and easy to install Android emulator, use Genymotion

by Ryan Blunden,

In the past, I had recommended using Intel's x86 system images when running an emulator and while I still think this is a decent choice, I think a better option for an emulator comes from Genymotion. If you want a fast emulator, with a brilliant UI for managing a swag of different Android VMS's, you just can't do better than Geny motion. It's basic emulator is free for personal use…

Wednesday

23

July 2014

Use Jake Wharton's sample app u2020 to learn Android

by Ryan Blunden,

Jake Wharton, has created a sample app called u2020 with the source available on Github. It makes use of some great third party libraries such as Dagger for Dependency Injection and also showcases many best practices for Android development. Check it out!…

Monday

21

July 2014

Learning Android at Big Nerd Ranch

by Ryan Blunden,

This week, courtesey of LinkedIn, I'm taking the Big Nerd Ranch Android course. Here is a all my notes of what I think is noteworthy about developing Android applications. Building and Gradle Gradle seems to be the new build system Android developers are warming up to. Android Studio also seems to be the recommended IDE for Android. It's based on IntelliJ. It doesn't appear that Gradle mastery is required for…

Sunday

29

June 2014