Category Archives: Links

Joining Unreal Engine 4 team for GDC 2016 in San Francisco!

I am so excited to announce that I am joining the Unreal Engine 4 team to attend the Game Developers Conference (GDC, Moscone Center in San Francisco, March 14-18 2016) as a community member (with 9 other great people of … Continue reading

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Why I switched from Mercurial to Git

After a few month using Mercurial (see my blog post from a year ago Mercurial to replace SVN) I switched to Git. I’ve always been tempted to use Git, since this Tech Talk by Linus Torvalds in May 3, 2007. … Continue reading

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Cyanogen Mod 7 – Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread

It has been a long time since the announcement of Gingerbread, last year in December, and still no official update for our phones here in Europe. I definitely want to test the NativeActivity I’ve spoken before, and I would like … Continue reading

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Adding a “What’s New” screen to your Android application

In some case, you want users of your application to explicitly approve a License before being able to use your software. Adding an EULA (End User License Agreement) screen (a Dialog) to pop at the first start of an Android Java Application, is … Continue reading

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CMake for Android

Last time, we’ve seen how to install and test the standalone toolchain of the NDK to build a native shared library with a standard Makefile & make command under Linux. But nowadays, many open source libraries and projects does not … Continue reading

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Ogre3D to Android

I’ve started to read a lot about Ogre3D, the open-source Object Oriented 3D Engine, which I’ve always considered to be a really interesting subject. This was triggered by a comment about ongoing effort to port of Ogre3D to Android ! This interest is … Continue reading

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Mercurial to replace SVN

For what I’ve seen in the last few month, it seems that Mercurial (Hg) is a Distributed Version Control System (DVCS, or Distributed Source Code Management) that is becoming to replace Subversion (SVN) in many Open Source projects… at least when … Continue reading

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Android Native Development Kit

Android 2.3 Gingerbread has been announced, and what I find the most interesting in it is related to the Native Development KIT (NDK) coming with it; the NDK r5. The new API level 9 of Android 2.3 brings with it a “Native … Continue reading

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Mind The Robot

I’ve discovered, through the Android Dev Blog, this great Android Blog called Mind The Robot Through all his tutorials, Ivan provides us with a lot of explanation, some good advices and many useful insights of the Android platform. I’ve followed successfully … Continue reading

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Getting Started with Android Development

I’ve been asked many time to explain how I’ve learned Android Development. And I’ve always answered that the official ressources on the Android Developers site associated with the “Professional Android 2 Application Development” book have been perfect for me. But … Continue reading

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Android official ressources

The official Android Developer website really is THE perfect place for anything related to Java development for Android (*), and it is regularly updated ! http://developer.android.com/ You should start with the Android Basics in the Android Dev Guide, that will give you an … Continue reading

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