Smartphone cameras have advanced so tremendously over the past few years that they have almost completely replaced point and shoot digital cameras for the most of us. Furthermore, since our smartphones are always with us, the majority of us end up taking tons of photos throughout the lifespan of our devices. But what happens to all the old photos you take? Do you store them on an external hard-drive or keep them backed up to an online cloud service like Flickr? Let us know what your favorite way of storing old photos is and why.
Guide to Help Debug Your Apps
So you just finished writing that app that’s consumed the majority of your time for the better part of the last year. You have the UI just the way you like it, and now you’re finally ready to do some testing before you release it into the wild.
Right before you release your app, however, your beta testers run into some app crashes. You have them take logs so that you can get a better idea of what’s going on, but unfortunately, you’re still a bit lost. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a guide thread that showed you how to read a logcat and use other debugging tools?
Well, thankfully there is just such a guide, and it comes from XDA Senior Member nikwen. The guide is far reaching, as it covers Logcat, using toast messages to debug, the Eclipse debugger, AVDs, and more. Spanning nine posts, each one of the tools is explained in great detail and with plenty of screenshots.
Those looking to get started can do so by visiting the guide thread.
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