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April 24, 2012

Video: Get Strict with Android Async Programming


Sometimes it takes a steady hand to rein in tasks that don’t follow the proper etiquette in a multithreaded system.  In this video excerpt from Jim Wilson’s course Android Async Programming and Services, you’ll see how the StrictMode feature allows developers to find tasks that are potentially blocking and track down where and why they get called.  In the complete course Jim also covers topics like creating cross process services, managing service lifecycles, and interacting with services.


Jim Wilson is president of JW Hedgehog, Inc. specializing in solutions for the Android, iPhone, and Microsoft platforms. Jim has over 25 years of software engineering experience with the past 12 years heavily focused on creating mobile device and location-based solutions.  In his “Android Programming with Intents” course, Jim covers key aspects of programming intents including how intents are defined, using PendingIntents to complete the circle of intent programming to enable cross application features, Intent filtering, and taking advantage of platform activities by sending intents.

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About the Author

is a Chief Architect specializing in large scale distributed system development and enterprise software processes. Paul has more than twenty years of development experience including being a former Microsoft MVP, a speaker at technical conferences such as Microsoft Tech-Ed and VSLive, and a published author. Prior to working on the Windows platform, he built software using a vast array of technologies including Java, Unix, C, and even OS/2.