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Jeff Gilfelt's Android SDK Samples Search

Jeff Gilfelt has a Chrome extension that augments the SDK JavaDocs with “(sample code)” links, much like how Roman Nurik’s Chrome extension adds “(view source)” links. In the case of Jeff’s extension, those “(sample code)” links then execute a search on GitHub for references to that specific class. The search covers Android’s platform_development repo (as mirrored on GitHub) plus my own cw-omnibus repo for The Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development. Hence, you can find sample code from my book directly from your Android SDK JavaDocs, effectively cross-indexed by the Java classes used by those samples.

Many thanks to Jeff for publishing this extension, and for including my samples in it!


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