Articles 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.


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.