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Robert Szumlakowski

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Even Better Parsing of JSON Data on Android

Last spring I wrote a post about how to parse JSON data efficiently on Android using Google GSON’s JsonReader class. I’m happy to report that I’ve found an even easier way to do the same thing! Google’s GSON is a marvellous thing.

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5 Common Mistakes Made By Android Developers

We do a lot of Android software development at Xtreme Labs. Every two months we have a retrospective meeting to look back and reflect on the exciting discoveries, petty frustrations, and disseminate our findings to the group. There are some lessons that we’ve learned time and time again.

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Parsing JSON Data Efficiently on Android: JsonReader

I recently worked on an Android app that parsed large amounts of JSON-formatted data. We would routinely allocate 20 or 30 kilobytes of heap space for Strings of JSON-formatted text retrieved from a server.  We’d pass the strings to the Android framework’s JSONObject class in order to construct our data models.  

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