Android Studio now the Official IDE According to Google

Google has made the switch from Eclipse to Android Studio official.

Google now states

If you have been using Eclipse with ADT, be aware that Android Studio is now the official IDE for Android, so you should migrate to Android Studio to receive all the latest IDE updates. For help moving projects, see Migrating to Android Studio.

Android Studio has come a long way since it originated several years ago, and is built around the gradle build cycle.

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Android 4.4.3 for Nexus 10 Now Available

The Android 4.4.3 update for the Nexus 10 has been going out over the air recently.

One hoped for fix that I had been looking for on my end would have been to improve the Bluetooth Keyboard compatibility, up to and including the Apple Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard.

Unfortunately that still seems to be not working from my experimentation.

Please feel free to add in the comments your experience with 4.4.3 on the Nexus 10!

Jordan Bortz Consulting

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Code Samples

I have a number of code samples available… Please email me at  and I’d be happy to forward them to you

Jordan Bortz


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App Portfolio


I have a portfolio of many of my Tablet and Mobile apps located at:

Please feel free to stop and check it out

Jordan Bortz

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C# Developer/Architect Telecommute

I am available for Telecommute C# Projects… Experience in all areas of Android, C#/WPF including LINQ, WCF, WPF, Silverlight and more. Based in San Diego California. Please email me at ´╗┐ for more information

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Spaghetti, Ravioli, or Lasagna Code?

In a comment on another blog site I had written:

Poor programmers create spaghetti code.

Average/Good/Agile programmers create “ravioli” code… Thousands of little objects.

Architects (especially ones that plan more over longer time frames) create the ideal: Lasagna code, which is a layered architecture.

Choose your pasta wisely ­čÖé

A few people had wanted me to blog about it so they could link to it.

I just wanted to expand on the ravioli aspect because different people have different feelings about what ravioli code is.

To some people  — ravioli code — is encapsulated spaghetti. Eg, it’s spaghetti on the inside but it looks like an object on the outside. I would call this “spaghetti stuffed ravioli”.

I feel ravioli code is the “spaghetti like interaction” between the various ravioli objects…

Eg, from the outside, it’s hard to tell which Ravioli is stuffed with lobster, which one with cheese, etc.


Further reading: goes into all the code models listed above not just spaghetti.

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A Flattened Cost of Change Curve: An economic analysis

Much has been written about how a lowered cost of change curve is a benefit. And it certainly is a benefit.

However, change is still costly, in terms of both time and money, even with this lowered cost of change. In fact, even with a fairly flat cost of change, change is expensive.
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