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Android errors

wesleyruede profile image Wesley Ruede ・2 min read

Please don't be like me:

// a constructor which initializes items, prices, and descriptions
public ItemAdapter(Context, c, String[] i, String[] p, String[] d ) {
items = i;
prices = p;
descriptions = d;
// initialize LayoutInflater
mInflater = (LayoutInflater) c.getSystemService(Context.LAYOUT_INFLATER_SERVICE);

This error took days to get figured out because I couldn't call getSystemServices() on the context. Thankfully there is an Android slack where I was able to get help and continue on with my project. Here is the error free code:

// a constructor which initializes items, prices, and descriptions
public ItemAdapter(Context c, String[] i, String[] p, String[] d ) {
items = i;
prices = p;
descriptions = d;
// initialize LayoutInflater
mInflater = (LayoutInflater) c.getSystemService(Context.LAYOUT_INFLATER_SERVICE);

Forget about forgetting semicolons, all it takes is a comma in Java or an apostrophe in xml to throw everything off. It's always the little things, the nuances. This project is still in development so check it out in a day or so to get the complete source code.

What is most funny about this project is that I made the most amatuer mistake. Forgetting to push when the project is still working and then breaking it can be detrimental and a big time waster. Today's big lesson is to always remember to push you code. Always. You don't want to be sad.

Also, if it weren't for Android Studio I would never have caught this error and just kept coding away. A big shout out to Damien Diehl the Android Developer @ Twitch on Slack and Android Studio for keeping me moving. I was seconds from scrapping this project and he came to the rescue like a hero. I really like android development even over web development or data science. This might just be my neeche.

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