Dangers of using WeakReference/SoftReference in Hash-based collections

Hey everyone, Just a quick post about something I saw this morning. In FriendCaster we use a HashMap collection of SoftReference’d Bitmap’s as an in-memory cache for images. This works...

New Pull-to-Refresh Library

Hi everyone, Over the past week or so I’ve been working on a new implementation of the Pull-to-Refresh widget for Android, as part of improvements for FriendCaster. The new library...

FriendCaster v4.0

Hey everyone, This is a quick post to explain why you might be seeing a lot of FCs in the FriendCaster v4.0. In terms of code, v4.0 is about 70%...

Speed up Eclipse + ADT building

Just a quick post, Currently whenever you save a file, Eclipse will rebuild all your app’s resources. When you’re working on an app like FriendCaster, which has a complex set...

BlackBerry PlayBook

Hey everyone, It’s been a while since I posted on here. I’ve just got back from DroidCon UK 2011 and had a thoroughly good time. I will probably do a separate post later...