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Created by freyo on May 13, 2011 15:45:29    Last update: September 20, 2011 08:08:12
This is an Android app that dumps any binarized xml file as plain text - to the sdcard on the device or emulator. build.xml : <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <project... AndroidManifest.xml <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <man... res/layout/main.xml <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Lin... res/values/strings.xml : <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <res... src/com/android/xmltool/DumpXml.java package com.android.xmltool; import java.ut... Screenshot Pre-built APK can be downloaded from: http://code.google.com/p/android-binxml-dump/
Created by freyo on July 27, 2011 12:13:52    Last update: July 27, 2011 12:13:52
Implement the provider. Put the initialization code in onCreate , implement the necessary query and update methods. This is a skeleton: package my.package; import android.content.... Declare the content provider in AndroidManifest.xml , with content authority (any string identifier): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <manifes... Use the provider (content consumer code): // import android.content.ContentResolver; Cont...
Created by freyo on July 21, 2011 15:31:11    Last update: July 21, 2011 15:31:11
Override onSaveInstanceState to save the state of an Activity instance. Restore the state in onCreate : @Override public void onCreate(Bundle savedInst... The state only exists while the application is still in the history stack. It is lost if the application is terminated (finalized).
Created by alfa on June 07, 2011 11:34:26    Last update: June 07, 2011 11:36:37
This is an example that uses dynamic proxies to trace method calls (in logging) and print out elapsed times for them. Because dynamic proxies can only be generated for interfaces, the service classes must be implemented with interface-implementation pairs. Create services A and B. A.java : public interface A { public void service1()... AImpl.java : import java.util.Random; public class AImpl... B.java : public interface B { public void service1()... BImpl.java : public class BImpl implements B { public vo... The call trace proxy: import java.lang.reflect.*; class TraceProx... The performance proxy: import java.lang.reflect.*; class Performan... The service factory: import java.lang.reflect.*; public class Se... The test class: public class Test { public static void main... The output: Entering AImpl.service1 Entering BImpl.service1... The above example has no information...
Created by alfa on June 03, 2011 09:41:03    Last update: June 03, 2011 09:41:03
Dynamic proxy can be used to eliminate the need to stub out unused interface methods. This is an example for a simple SAX content handler for XML parsing. The org.xml.sax.ContentHandler interface requires 11 methods be implemented but we only need three: import java.io.IOException; import java.util.Ar... With a dynamic proxy, we don't need the empty blocks for the unused methods: import java.io.IOException; import java.util.Ar... Equivalently (with anonymous inner class): import java.io.IOException; import java.util.Ar... demo.xml : <breakfast-menu> <food> <name>Belgian W...
Created by alfa on June 02, 2011 15:26:37    Last update: June 02, 2011 15:26:37
While doing some Java reflection code, I noticed the method Class.isSynthetic() , which the JavaDoc says returns " true if and only if this class is a synthetic class as defined by the Java Language Specification". However, there's no definition of "synthetic class" in the JLS ! The only thing that I can find that remotely resembles a definition is in the JVM spec , where it defines the synthetic attribute : "The Synthetic attribute is a fixed-length attribute in the attributes table of ClassFile (§4.1), field_info (§4.5), and method_info (§4.6) structures. A class member that does not appear in the source code must be marked using a Synthetic attribute." By this definition, a default constructor, which does not appear in the source code, should...
Created by freyo on May 17, 2011 11:13:17    Last update: May 17, 2011 11:13:17
This is an odd-ball content provider in that it doesn't provide database records, but provides a resource as a stream. It can be used to provide media files or XML resources. Start the project with: tools/android create project --package com.android... Create assets directory and add an XML file ( assets/demo.xml ): <? xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <people... Edit the layout ( res/layout/main.xml ): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <LinearL... Edit src/com/android/cptest/Dummy.java : package com.android.cptest; import java.io.... Add content provider ( src/com/android/cptest/XmlResource.java ): package com.android.cptest; import java.io.... Update AndroidManifest.xml : <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <manifes... Add this section to the end of build.xml : <target name="-package-resources"> <ech... Build and install: ant install Screenshot: Remove the Dummy activity ( AndroidManifest.xml ): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <manifes... Create a new project for...
Created by freyo on April 18, 2011 15:08:21    Last update: April 18, 2011 15:12:20
Generate android project $ ~/android-sdk-linux_86/tools/android create proj... Create XML file res/xml/books.xml : <?xml version="1.0"?> <catalog> <book id=... Edit layout ( res/layout/main.xml ): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Lin... Edit code ( src/com/android/xmlres/XMLResource.java ): package com.android.xmlres; import java.io.... Change activity label from app_name to booklist ( AndroidManifest.xml ): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <manifes... Add value for string resource ( res/values/string.xml ): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <resourc... Deploy and test: ant install
Created by Dr. Xi on March 24, 2011 12:11:14    Last update: March 24, 2011 12:22:03
This is the task: your client wants to know how the web application is used. That is pretty easy. A plethora of commercial tools or any of the free log analysis tools such as analog and AWStats would fit the bill. But here's the catch: they want to know not only what pages are visited by how many people and when, but also who logged in and did what. Your application is using form based authentication and therefore, everyone is anonymous in the web access log. What to do? This is a servlet filter that generates a web access log with authenticated user info that can be fed to log analysis tools such as analog and AWStats . Filter code (the output format is Apache...