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The Best of the Week (Jan. 31): Mobile Zone

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Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Mobile Zone (Jan. 31 to Feb. 6). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. Charles Web Proxy Tip: Secure Charles Cert

If you’ve built any web-using apps, you’re probably familiar with Charles Web Proxy for debugging, but when you use it to debug SSL communications you tell it to trust Charles’ root cert, which creates a big security hole. But fear not! Here’s a guide setting up a Custom SSL Certificate With Charles Web Proxy.

2. How to Build an Android Twitter Search API 1.1 App

Developers often get confused by the results of their searches and assume that there is a bug in their implementation. The Twitter Search API is geared for relevance, not completeness. In this article, you'll learn how to work with the Search API.

3. How to Become a Lazy but Productive Android Developer, Part 2

The author has been developing Android since 1.5, and he has seen big changes to Android's emulator speed over that time, but there is still a lot to be desired. In this post, the author discusses Genymotion, an alternative Android emulator that he has found to be very beneficial to his productivity.

4. Beware of Upcoming Law Changes Regarding In-App Purchases

If you weren't aware, new consumer trading laws concerning online and app-based games come into effect soon. These changes are intended to protect consumers from potentially misleading, commercially aggressive or otherwise unfair practices.

5. Fast, Effective, Double-Checked Locking in Android and Java Apps

Designing around and later debugging race conditions can be extremely time-consuming and frustrating, so it’s not uncommon to become a little overzealous with locking. Fortunately, there are a few simple patterns that make locking effective without unnecessarily impacting performance.

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