Posts Tagged ‘google’

Creating In-Memory File Systems with Google’s Jimfs

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Sometimes when writing an application we might consider using an in-memory file system to speed up data access or to create some kind of cache.

There are different libraries to help us here but one looks especially promising for me because it supports almost every functionality of the Java NIO File APIs added in Java 7 – from creating, reading, deleting files and directory to handling symbolic and hard links or watching directory changes with a WatchService.

In the following short tutorial, I’d like to demonstrate how to setup an in-memory file system within a few minutes and how to access directories and files stored in this file system.


How to create an Android App using Google’s App Inventor

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Today we’re going to take a look at Google’s App Inventor feature that offers programming-novices a nice possibility to enter the fabulous world of Android App programming without deeper knowledge of the API or complex SDK installations.

So lets build some stuff ..


A look at Google’s Protocol Buffers

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010
Protocol Buffers are a serialization format developed by Google- you might ask if another IDL is really needed here – is Google barking at the wrong tree?
But protocol buffers offer some advantages over data serialization via XML or JSON – Google says they (compared to XML)..
  • are 3 to 10 times smaller
  • are 20 to 100 times faster
  • provide generated data access classes for programmatic use
  • provide backward compatibility
So lets play around a little with protocol buffers in Java and build a small application that serializes and deserializes some data using a defined format..