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Java REST client for Android

In one of my previous posts I told you that I started learning how to code for Android, and created my first Android app. But most of mobile apps are useless when they do not exploit the advantages of the Internet. That is why in order to create a good application you should know how to use the power of the Internet in your app.

There are different ways of how your application is interacting with the Internet and its resources, for instance an app can download data, connect to remote databases, but the most popular way of interaction is RESTful services  (in the development of mobile apps). It just works more effectively than SOAP when the bandwidth is limited.

In this article I’ll show briefly how to create a client for a RESTful service in Android (this should also work in any device supporting Java). Read more of this post

Windows Live Writer

I’ve been looking for a desktop application for Windows that provides basic features for blogging and supports WordPress blog engine.

I’ve tried w.blogar and zRave, but these clients don’t work correctly on my Windows 7 64bit. But luckily, I’ve found the appropriate client!

Microsoft Windows Live Writer from Windows Live Essentials is a very good choice for those who want a powerful and convenient application for publishing on the most popular blogging engines, such as WordPress, Windows Live, Blogger, etc. This software is absolutely free and available for users of Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Download link: Windows Live 2011 at Microsoft Windows official website.

Thank you for visiting. Good luck and take care.

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P.S. Windows Live Writer 2011 screenshot: