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Published on Apr 21, 2013
Efficient Android Threading; Anders Göransson, Jayway
The Android platform offers a variety of options to handle long running tasks on background threads. This talk will discuss the most efficient ways of handling background threading and the pitfalls of every technique. It's important that the correct technique of background threading is used for a specific use case to avoid unexpected application behaviour. Background threading has proven to be a complex matter but awareness of the pros and cons of every technique will help developers to write efficient and stable apps. The talk will focus on Java threads, Executor framework, Service, IntentService, AsyncTask, AsyncQueryHandler, Loaders and Handlers/Loopers.