Saturday, January 2, 2010

droidworks library announcement

One of the best things a developer can do to increase productivity is to build yourself up a nice code library. I've decided to open source mine. As a tradition, I've typically called such libraries "kitchensink", because of the hodge-podge of code they typically contain.

In the past whenever I created a library like this I have always used maven. I grew quite fond of maven (and remain so) during my stint as an enterprise java developer. However since this library is primarily for android development, it's just going to be bundled as a simple eclipse project.

I just started this library so there's not a whole lot of useful stuff in it, but the primary things of interest are a RSS 2.0 parser and a gdata parser for youtube video feeds. Neither of these is 100% complete. It's so new I haven't even bothered with versioning yet, and I'm not sure if I ever will.

I'm hosting this project on github here :

http://github.com/jasonhudgins/droidworks-android-kitchensink