PDXPUG: June meeting in two weeks

When: 7-9pm Thu June 21, 2012
Where: Iovation
Who: Daniel Johnson
What: Databases from Android

Daniel Patrick Johnson works with many technologies. Since early 2011 this has included Kinect controlled rockem sockem robots, desktop applications in C++, gstreamer, web server migrations, USB drivers, wireless interfaces for microcontrollers, Android, Ruby on Rails, and Puppet. Generally working on whatever is interesting, or pays the bills.

Here’s Daniel’s description of his talk:

“On the Android platform responsiveness, minimizing resource use, and fault tolerance are valued much higher than overall performance. Android applications are recommended to use a local database both as a way to persist data in case of application termination, or network connection error, and as a caching mechanism to minimize network usage. This introduces a significant amount of extra work for the developer, and the sync issues may significantly affect the design of the server side database, and API.

Android libraries try to make this easier. My talk will introduce concepts with code so that you can get started right away.”

Our meeting will be held at Iovation, on the 32nd floor of the US Bancorp Tower at 111 SW 5th (5th & Oak). It’s right on the Green & Yellow Max lines. Underground bike parking is available in the parking garage; outdoors all around the block in the usual spots. No bikes in the office, sorry!

Building security will close access to the floor at 7:30.

After-meeting beer location TBD. See you there!