Archive for November, 2011

Managing Background Tasks on Android using the Alarm Manager

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

In today’s tutorial we’re going to take a look on how to handle periodically scheduled tasks on our Android device by using BroadcastReceivers, Services and the AlarmManager.

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Finding Memory Leaks using Eclipse and the MemoryAnalyzer Plugin

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

The MemoryAnalyzer Plugin for Eclipse allows us to quickly analyze heap dumps from a virtual machine and search for memory leaks. In the following tutorial we’re going to create and run a small application that is going to cause an OutOfMemoryException during its runtime.

In addition, we’re forcing the virtual machine to save a heap dump and finally analyzing this data using Eclipse and the MemoryAnalyzer plugin.

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