"What if? Why not? Challenge the Convention! Let's do some incredible things!"
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I will document here some extra ordinary TED sessions that I ran into. Surprisingly number of views on google for these sessions is not yet a predictor of how good and rewarding these sessions are.
Should you stumble on to this page I hope to have saved you hours of viewing and tell you what I wish no one would miss!
Sample code: A few sample stored procs
sample sql code
Quick references for client side widgets
How to use JQuery Micro templating Engine
jsrender template: example 2
jsrender template1: Example 1
The usual html escape and unescape are either too heavy handed and require probably special handling.
A good approach may be just use the back slashes to skip the quote double or single quotes.
Notes on Tweaking Aspire
Aspire Design Guidelines
Notes on multipart implementation
Understand javax.activation.DataSource etc...
Why is it not a bad idea to delete things at garbage collection time!
public static String getSystemTempDirectory()
A good pencil
This is not about what is work, or why I should work, but about how should I work. The practice of work. To be a bit flippant a sort of Karma Yoga.
What elevates work? is it a mood? is it an emotion? is it space? is it time? is it motivation? is it commitment? is it need? is it joy? is it responsibility? is it meaning?
So, I intend to gather a series of ruminations on how to practice work
Game Engines for Android
Explore TypeScript and how to use it
This could be your first android project if you are learning. This demonstrates the following
How to create a layout with
how to gather controls
how to setup buttons
how to respond to buttons
how to read/update edit text controls
A journal/notes on installing android versions over time, again, and again. Look through towards down for more and more refinement and information.
More on Android Alarm Manager, 2014
You will find in this document
1. Basic research on Android AlarmManager API
2. Useful api references while working with AlarmManager
3. Not-so-intuitive truths about AlarmManager
4. Sample code
5. Downloadable Sample project
6. Finally what I call the AlarmManager Predicates
This knowledge folder is called "Introduction to Basic Android UI needs". You will find here articles, research journals, code samples etc in one place to help with your basic UI coding.
You will find information on resources, intents, list controls etc. Look at the links on the right hand side while viewing this page in the right context. If you don't see these links use this link instead.
The drawable resource directory in Android resources is a testament to the fluency of Android's declarative architecture. The collection of links here and a few notes that I made here demonstrate how to manage view backgrounds in Android using various xml files in the drawable directory: Shapes, Layered Lists etc. Read further for more details.
You may be wondering why you should become a mobile developer? I can cite two strong reasons, one of which never existed before. The familiar one is to be part of an IT organization for their mobile programming efforts. The IT opportunities are on the raise but not fully realzied yet unlike what happened with the Web programming paradigm when it came into being. I expect this need, however, to be a gradually increasing demand.
On the other hand, the immediate and exiciting opportunity is for you to become an independent app publisher. The availability of a sales channel for the apps that you write is a unique one in the software industry. Not every one of us is going to be a raising star in an IT organization. The independent developer path gives an avenue for you to grow at your own pace and in the direction that satisfies you. Luck and Patience might even make you rich. At least you can add value to the society in meeting your needs.
So should you decide to venture into the android mobile programming space you want to be prepared with the right hardware that makes this experience bearable. If you are buying a windows laptop see if you can get one with at least 8G of memory, solid state hard drive, and a reasonably fast processor. Expect to spend about a $1000 to a $1500. If you are buying a Mac laptop, similar configuration may cost you about $2500. A good fast configuration is important for android development.
If you are a seasoned Java programmer, given this investment, and a few good books in hand you can expect to be a competent mobile android app devloper in about 6 months.
Should you decide to take this on you may want to follow a well laid out road map for accomplishing the goal of creating meaningul, relentelessly useful apps, not for, but using the Android platform.
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