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Tuesday, March 24 • 5:25pm - 6:15pm
Creating Platform Development Tools - François-Denis Gonthier, Opersys

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Android platform development is challenging, even for the initiated. Part of this is due to inherent system complexity but part of it is also due to lack of documentation and appropriate platform-level development tools. Indeed, while Google does a good job a polishing app-developer tools, its platform tools are mostly undocumented and very uneven.

This talk will explain the work we've done on creating open source platform development tools for Android. We'll describe, for instance, how the popular Node.js framework can be used to create web-based platform tools such as the open source Opersys Process Explorer. We'll also describe how to create Java-based command line tools and package them as APKs by showing how the open source Opersys Reverse AIDL tool works.


François-Denis Gonthier

François-Denis Gonthier is a gradute of Université de Sherbrooke computer science program. He began his career with a startup company called Kryptiva, delivering cryptographic software using open source technologies. From that point, he never strayed far from the Linux and open source world without really settling in a single area. He went from programming front ends in Javascript and HTML 5.0 to coding website backends using Java, J2EE, JSF or... Read More →

Tuesday March 24, 2015 5:25pm - 6:15pm
Ballroom Salon 1/2

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