In my current project at work, I had a task to add run time permissions in an android app whose code is very old and using legacy methods and frameworks/tools. Normally, I use Ted Permissions in all my apps for the runtime permissions and I must say that it’s one hell of an amazing library I ever saw and given the complex scenario and flow of runtime permissions in Android (thanks to Google who always makes sure to make every thing more complicated than ever), this library makes the runtime permissions like a breeze.

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Today, when I was working on a project, so I had a situation where I had to perform a very tiny operation in background in Android. I had lots of ideas such as AsyncTask or Thread or using such powerful framework like RxJava or using new APIs such as JobDispatcher or WorkManager etc. You can read about these options in this good article by Ali Muzaffar. But my major concern was that my requirement was a very simple and little one.

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Today, I had a huge Json in my app and I wanted to fetch all these values in a general way. I also wanted to parse Json for only one time to avoid try/catch each time I access any value. So, first thing I had in mind was to convert the JSONObject in the HashMap or Map<> etc. So if you are using Gson in your apps for json mapping, then you can use this one line code for conversion.

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To showing/hiding the password dots in the EditText in android, here’s the easy one-line way. Here’s the dummy layout with an EditText and a CheckBox for toggling the password dots. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" android:layout_width="match_parent" android:layout_height="match_parent" android:layout_margin="16dp" android:orientation="vertical"> <EditText android:id="@+id/edtPassword" android:layout_width="match_parent" android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:hint="Enter password" android:inputType="textPassword" /> <android.support.v7.widget.AppCompatCheckBox android:id="@+id/checkbox" android:layout_width="wrap_content" android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:text="Show Password" /> </LinearLayout> Now, you can toggle the password on the OnCheckedChangeListener using this snippet. checkbox.setOnCheckedChangeListener(new CompoundButton.OnCheckedChangeListener() { @Override public void onCheckedChanged(CompoundButton compoundButton, boolean value) { if (value) { // Show Password edtPassword.

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In my current project at work, I had to setup a private maven repository hosted at Artifactory. I was assigned login credentials to access the libraries (or artifacts) from the repository. But, when I was fetching it from Android Studio project through build.gradle file, I was getting this exception on syncing the project. org.gradle.internal.resource.transport.http.HttpRequestException: Could not GET 'MY_MAVEN_ARTIFACT_URL_GOES_HERE'. Caused by: java.net.SocketTimeoutException: Read timed out at java.net.SocketInputStream.socketRead0(Native Method) at java.net.SocketInputStream.socketRead(SocketInputStream.java:116) at java.

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Encrypt Strings Please copy the AESUtils class in your project first and then you can use it like this. String encrypted = ""; String sourceStr = "This is any source string"; try { encrypted = AESUtils.encrypt(sourceStr); Log.d("TEST", "encrypted:" + encrypted); } catch (Exception e) { e.printStackTrace(); } Decrypt Strings Please copy the AESUtils class in your project first and then you can use it like this. String encrypted = "ANY_ENCRYPTED_STRING_HERE"; String decrypted = ""; try { decrypted = AESUtils.

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In the recent Google IO 2018 event held in May 2018, Google recommended developers to update to latest Android APIs after August 1, 2018. So, this article is a big big reminder for this announcement. > # August 1 has passed and all the new android apps on Google Play should target API Level 26 (Android Oreo) in order to be published. But Why? Why should I update it? Well simple answer is: boss’s orders.

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Wajahat Karim

Android Developer. Open Source Contributor. Writer. Speaker

Senior Android Developer

Karachi, Pakistan