Articles on Dalvik, RESTful ContentProviders, and a tutorial on developing Android apps, in our latest edition.
The fifth issue of JAXmag is out now! In this issue, we have focused on Google’s Android OS. Whether it’s a high-profile lawsuit with Oracle, the debate on whether the Honeycomb release is a fork, claims of fragmentation, or speculation on the upcoming Android tablets, Android is rarely out of the news, and is frequently reported as being in the top three most popular smartphone OS’s, in terms of market share. In this issue, Handy Codeworks owner Frank Maker takes a closer look at the controversial Dalvik VM, and Mark Murphy, the author of the Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development, contributes a tutorial on downloading large files on an Android mobile device. We also take an architectural-level look at Android, with an article on RESTful ContentProviders from the soon-to-be-released O’Reilly Media book ‘Programming with Android,’ and Brett Kromkamp shares his experiences with Android development in ‘A Developer’s Perspective: The Story So Far.’
JAXmag is a free, PDF, download-only magazine. The Android edition can be downloaded now.