Thursday, March 31, 2011

Android meets EJB server

In this post I’ll try to explain how to communicate between an Android client and an EJB-service-based server.
The application I’m working on is a simple whiteboard, which allows a group of users to draw basic shapes on a canvas.

My mission today is enabling my client to read a simple string from the server. In the next post I’ll explain how to pass serialized objects.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Android: Sliding panel

I'm a programmer.
I'm a Java programmer.
I'm a programmer experiencing Android for the first time. I became addicted.

When I first went to design UI for an Android application, I realized very quickly a basic thing: The screen is small.
I put aside old habits, and focused on the following three points:

  • Simplicity
  • Movement space
  • Full functionality (as possible)