It's not often I look at a product or service and say "I really really hope this isn't real, and it's an elaborate fake". Alas, this day has come. It's time for a look at something which cropped up on my radar today, namely a service called FileThis. I won't do them the search-engine-ranking honor of providing a direct link to their site, but a quick search will find them, and their app on the Play Store and iTunes store....
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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While there are frequent unexplained changes and pushes to Google's AOSP repositories, an interesting-looking new branch has been pushed out recently, called "master-soong". Taking a look at the changes made to the manifest repository (which is used to specify the repositories to be downloaded when building Android), it appears there are some new repositories making an appearance. Of note here are new prebuilt repositories for Go, and Ninja. Go is a programming language, created by Google, which compiles to produce...