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Kodi Add-on Development

Lessons learned from developing my first Kodi add-on. Add-on Repository Sturcture To distribute an add-on repository, a specific folder structure needs to be exposed over HTTP. At the root of the structure is addons.xml that indexes the add-ons contained in the repository. Every add-on is placed in a subfolder that matches its id and…

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How to setup Kodi on a Raspberry Pi

Building a pocket sized media center (HTPC) using Arch Linux, Kodi and a Raspberry Pi 3. I finally got around to doing it and I'm delighted with the outcome. Kodi and the Raspberry Pi together make a cheap yet useful media center solution. The hardware & software Kodi is an open source media center application with a polished int…

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Visualizing a Spring Context Graph

How to examine the runtime state of a Spring context with the help of an object graph. Lack of package design can lead to unintended large Spring contexts due to the ease of using component scanning. This post will look at how to visualize the runtime state of a Spring application context with a view to refactoring application packag…

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