September 1, 2011

Acer Iconia A500 review

A couple of weeks ago I bought an Android tablet, the Acer Iconia A500. Today I received an email from Acer asking to fill in a short survey to tell them what I like and don't like about my new tablet. I might as well share my thoughts on this tablet in a short review on my blog.

August 3, 2011

Building Android projects with Jenkins, Ant and Mercurial

I have recently set up a Jenkins build server for my Android projects hosted on Bitbucket. It’s not difficult but there are a couple pitfalls and the information on how to do this isn’t available from one single place so I decided to document the process and put up the information over here. Maybe other people will benefit from having a step-by-step guide too.

May 15, 2011

Android development resource links

I've been playing with the Android SDK and I have a growing list of bookmarks to Android dev resources for my own use. I thought the best place to keep them would be here on my blog. That way other people can benefit too. I'll keep updating this list so feel free to add suggestions in the comments.

March 15, 2011

The big move

People who visit here more often probably noticed that my blog has been down a couple of times the last few months. The problem was that after giving up on hosting it on an (expensive!) windows server I tried unsuccessfully to host my blogengine.net blog on Ubuntu with Mono. I could probably get this to work but it takes too much time and effort. So I decided to move to a hosted blog on Blogger. This way I can spend more time blogging and less time on blog administration.

If you’re on a stylish white blogger page right now you’re already on the new blog. Have fun and expect most of my old content to appear there over time. If you’re on my old coffee themed blog you’ll probably need to move to mendeltsiebenga.nl. Or you can wait. As soon as I have all my content moved over I’ll point mendeltsiebenga.com to the new blog too.

February 14, 2011

Abusing using

When we went from unmanaged to managed languages we got rid of the headache of having to do manual memory management. Unfortunately that meant we also lost destructors and with them the ability to do some nice tricks. Luckily we can still do some of these tricks with the using keyword. Lets take a look