Atom RSS Parser Android

by GarciaPL on Wednesday, 21 January 2015

One of my Android applications requires to fetch and process external RSS resource. My first thought was that I should use very useful and well documented library called ROME [1]. Unfortunately I had some difficulties using this library because of there is a lack of java.beans package in Android's Java API implementation [2]. Of course you can fix this issue by installing some missing packages, but I was looking for some out-of-box solution. Finally, I found library called Simple Feed Parser [3]. It may for some of you be quite outdated (last commit was 4 years ago) and I found that there is a some issue with accessing date of single RSS entry, but it has very simple implementation, it is compatible with Android SDKs and it does not require any further library dependencies! Below you can find some example usage of this library in Java.

import com.ernieyu.feedparser.Feed;
import com.ernieyu.feedparser.FeedException;
import com.ernieyu.feedparser.FeedParser;
import com.ernieyu.feedparser.FeedParserFactory;
import com.ernieyu.feedparser.Item;

try {
                InputStream inputstream = new URL(";
                FeedParser parser = FeedParserFactory.newParser();
                Feed feed = parser.parse(inputstream);
                List itemList = feed.getItemList();
                for (Item item : itemList) {
          "Title : " + item.getTitle());
          "Item : " + item.getLink());
          "Description : " + item.getDescription());
          "Date : " + item.getPubDate()); //might be null
            } catch (IOException e) {
      "IOException : " + e.getMessage());
            } catch (FeedException e) {
      "FeedException : " + e.getMessage());

References :  [1] ROME - All feeds lead to Rome! [2] Java.Beans on Android [3] Simple Feed Parser

Android Debug Keystore

by GarciaPL on Tuesday, 23 December 2014

For some of you I have this very useful command line for getting Android Debug Key which can be used for signing Android applications.

keytool -keystore /home/lukasz/.android/debug.keystore -v -list -alias androiddebugkey -storepass android -keypass android

After executing this command you will some something like that :

Alias name: androiddebugkey
Creation date: 2014-12-18
Entry type: PrivateKeyEntry
Certificate chain length: 1
Owner: CN=Android Debug, O=Android, C=US
Issuer: CN=Android Debug, O=Android, C=US
Serial number: 32435620
Valid from: Thu Dec 18 21:04:11 CET 2014 until: Sat Dec 10 21:04:11 CET 2044
Certificate fingerprints:
  MD5:  XXX
  SHA256: XXX
  Signature algorithm name: SHA256withRSA
  Version: 3


#1: ObjectId: Criticality=false
SubjectKeyIdentifier [
KeyIdentifier [
0000: 20 B4 60 1E 46 B5 AD B0   45 49 93 48 C2 D6 0C BF   .`.F...EI.H....
0010: 9C CD 8D 02                                        ....
Information under SHA1 can be used to signing
Android apps. More information about signing Android apps you can find under this link - App Signing.

ADB Not Responding in Intellij IDEA

by GarciaPL on Sunday, 21 December 2014

When you get this message - "ADB not responding. You can wait more or kill adb ..." just use this command :

fuser 5037/tcp

and after executing that command you will receive some PID (if your adb is still running) :

sudo kill -9 PID

BIHAPI Competition

by GarciaPL on Saturday, 6 December 2014

Recently in October, Orange with local authorities of towns such as Warsaw, Gdansk and Poznan, start new competition called BIHAPI (Business Intelligence Hackathon API) [1] which aims to stimulate creation of innovative applications, system and services built using API (Application Developer Interfaces). For every participant there is available about 81 API (including data cites of Warsaw, Gdansk, Poznan and Orange Telco API). More information about competition you can find under website [1].

Reference :

Spring Remoting - RmiServiceExporter

by GarciaPL on Saturday, 22 November 2014

I would like to present you very quick cheat sheet about how implement RMI (Remote Method Invocation) [3] which performs the object-oriented equivalent of RPC in Spring using RmiServiceExporter [1] (used to expose RMI interface) and RmiProxyFactoryBean [2] (used to consume RMI interface).

First of all, you must create some interface which will be used to expose your methods [4]

public interface IUser {
        UserDTO retrieveUserById(Long userId);
        UserDTO register(UserDTO user) throws RegisterException;

Next provide some implementation for interface IUser in the form of class [5]
public class UserManager implements IUser {
    private IUserDao userDao;
    @Transactional(propagation = Propagation.REQUIRED, readOnly = true, rollbackFor = Exception.class)
    public UserDTO retrieveUserById(Long userId) {
        return userDao.retrieveUserById(userId);
    @Transactional(propagation = Propagation.REQUIRED, readOnly = false, rollbackFor = Exception.class)
    public UserDTO register(final UserDTO user) throws AVValidationException {
        if (user == null) {
            throw new IllegalArgumentException("Wrong params. user cannot be NULL");
        return userDao.register(user);
    public IUserDao getUserDao() {
        return userDao;
    public void setUserDao(final IUserDao userDao) {
        this.userDao = userDao;
And of course you must provide XML Bean definition [6].
Next in your XML with Beans you should export RMI using RmiServiceExporter [7].
Now you can use this RMI exposed under service name called JSUserManager after providing definition in XML Bean [8].
Please do not forget about initialization your RMI like below [9].
    private void run() {"creating ctx...");
        final AbstractApplicationContext ctx;
        try {
            ctx = new ClassPathXmlApplicationContext(
  "ctx created; registering shutdown hook");
  "Starting up the application.  Stand by... ;)");
  "Creating MP service...");
        } catch (Throwable e) {
            logger.fatal("exception caught during initialization: ", e);
        }"app is up and running");
        synchronized (this) {
            try {
            } catch (InterruptedException e) {
                logger.error("wait interrupted", e);

Reference : [1] Spring Docs - RmiServiceExporter [2] Spring Docs - RmiProxyFactoryBean [3] Oracle Docs - RMI [4] Pastebin - RMI Interface [5] Pastebin - Interface implementation [6] Pastebin - Interface implementation XML Bean [7] Pastebin - RmiServiceExporter [8] Pastebin - RmiProxyFactoryBean [9] Pastebin - Register RMI

SQL Developer Freezes on Ubuntu

by GarciaPL on Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Some of you have faced the problem when SQL Developer on Ubuntu which just freeze after some idle time. More information about this issue and solution can be found under [1]. I must to admit that this solution is quite complex, so I decided to prepare some very simple tool called SQLDeveloper Killer. Below I paste some source code in Java which aims to list all processes which are alive in system and find particular process which corresponds to SQL Developer process (contains "sqldeveloper.conf" in CMD description).

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package killsqldeveloper;


 * @author lciesluk
public class KillSQLDeveloper {

     * @param args the command line arguments
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        try {
            Process exec = Runtime.getRuntime().exec(new String[]{"ps", "-ef"});

            BufferedReader reader
                    = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(exec.getInputStream()));

            String line = "";
            while ((line = reader.readLine()) != null) {
                if (line.contains("sqldeveloper.conf")) {
                    String[] split = line.split(" ");
                    if (split.length > 2) {
                        if (!split[1].equals("")) {
                            Process execKill = Runtime.getRuntime().exec(new String[]{"kill", "-9", split[1]});
                        } else {
                            Process execKill = Runtime.getRuntime().exec(new String[]{"kill", "-9", split[2]});

        } catch (Exception e) {

After you paste this code to your IDE, you can install very useful tool called alacarte to create Unity launcher on Ubuntu.

SQL Developer Killer

Reference : [1] - Oracle SQL Developer hangs on Linux [2] - Source Code [3] Alacarte - Ubuntu menu editor