Jessica Thornsby

17 articles

Update: Connecting Your Android Device to Eclipse

Both Eclipse and Android Studio provide a comprehensive emulator that can be fine-tuned to imitate an exhaustive range of device characteristics and real-world situations...

Making Pull Requests in GitHub

Why Contribute to GitHub? GitHub is an online repository hosting service where you can host your own projects, and contribute to projects created by other...

Migrating From Eclipse to Android Studio

Despite Android Studio’s ‘beta’ status, it’s still an IDE that’s worth exploring, even at this early stage. If you’re currently working on an Android...

Apache Subversion: Best Practices for Branching & Merging

A version control system (also known as ‘revision control’) provides a central, online repository where you can store your project, whether that’s the source...

Creating Your First GitHub Project

The popular code-hosting website GitHub is a great resource for people looking to develop software in an open, collaborative environment. GitHub provides a way...

How to Start Contributing to Open Source

Contributing to open source can be a fun and rewarding experience, but it can also be difficult to know where to start. This article...

Getting Started with Google’s Android Studio

In contrast to last year's Google I/O event, where consumer-focused highlights included Google Glass and the Nexus 7, this year's conference had some big...

Changing Your Android App’s Theme Dynamically

In this tutorial, I'll provide a brief intro into the concept of themes in Android, before showing you how to put themes to work...

Connecting Your Android Device to Eclipse

Eclipse and the Android Development Tools (ADT) provide a comprehensive emulator that can be fine-tuned to imitate an exhaustive range of device characteristics and...

Design an Android UI for Multiple Devices

Android's increasing popularity is a mixed blessing for app developers. On the one hand, a wide range of devices running the Android OS opens...

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