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Ramandeep Singh Nanda

Analyzing memory leaks in Android

In this post I will share an example of analyzing memory leak in an Android application. I recently tried to integrate a popular android library ShowcaseView which can be used for first run demos in your android application. The thing is while testing the library, I noticed severe memory leaks ...

Ramandeep Singh Nanda

Handling and Identifying SSL Handshake errors

SSL handshake errors can occur due to various reasons such as Self Signed certificate, unavailability of protocol or cipher suite requested by client or server, etc.  Recently I faced this issue where I was connecting to third party server using HttpClient library.  Here’s what I did to identify the ...

Ramandeep Singh Nanda

ProGuard configuration for Retrofit

If you use ProGuard for obfuscating your code and happen to use Retrofit in your application, you will need to configure ProGuard to exclude certain Retrofit files from being obfuscated. Also you must note that if you are using GSON for conversion from JSON to POJO representation, you must ignore ...

Ramandeep Singh Nanda

Book Review: Bulletproof Android: Practical Advice for Building Secure Apps


I recently reviewed this title and found it short on a few important consideration such as cross client authorization. This is definitely a book for developers who are beginning android application development, but isn’t comprehensive.

I discuss about what each chapter covers and then offer suggestions later on how ...

Ramandeep Singh Nanda

Retrofit custom JSON deserializer

Retrofit uses Google’s gson libraries to deserialize JSON representation to Java object representation. Although, this deserialization process works for most of the cases, sometimes you would have to override the deserialization process to parse a part of the response or because you don’t have any clear object representation ...