Something new, writing Android App in HTML 5

I wanted to write an App for my Android Tablet, something easy so I could get a basic understanding of what it would take to write an app. I figured that I could knock something out fairly quickly, but I didn’t know it would be this easy.

I’m a fairly big user of Eclipse, so install the the Android SDK kit and off I went.

I created a New Android Project and edited the main.xml, so it look like the following.

— code starts—

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″?>

<LinearLayout xmlns:android=""
                     android:id="@+id/webView" />
--- code stops ---
I then updated my java code so that would use the webView toolkit and open my HTML 5 app.
--- code starts---
package com.rogerhosto.myandroidapp;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.webkit.WebView;
public class MyAndroidAppActivity extends Activity {
	/** Called when the activity is first created. */
	public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
		WebView webView = (WebView)findViewById(;

— code stops —

Then I create a www directory in existing assets directory and created index.html for all my HTML5 code. That’s it.

Pretty Easy.


Windows Azure HDInsight ( Hadoop on Windows )

Lately I have been asked by a lot of my co-workers, if Hadoop runs on Windows. After going to the Hadoop Summit last month, I have been able to tell them about Azure HDInsight. Which is basically Apache Hadoop running on Windows Azure.

It appears that Microsoft has been working with Hortonworks to bring Apache Hadoop to Windows and here is the end produce.

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So if you are interest in Hadoop on Windows check it out.