Recently changed documents

Quick references for client side widgets

More documents like this are at:  Aspire Notes

20-Apr-14

Quick references for client side widgets

Notes on Tweaking Aspire

More documents like this are at:  Aspire Notes

14-Apr-14

Notes on Tweaking Aspire

Aspire Design Guidelines

More documents like this are at:  Aspire Notes

14-Apr-14

Aspire Design Guidelines

Notes on multipart implementation

More documents like this are at:  Aspire Notes

13-Apr-14

Notes on multipart implementation

Understand javax.activation.DataSource etc...

More documents like this are at:  CS-Java

13-Apr-14

Understand javax.activation.DataSource etc...

Why is it not a bad idea to delete things at garbage collection time!

How to get the system temp directory

More documents like this are at:  CS-Java

13-Apr-14


public static String getSystemTempDirectory()   
{
    return System.getProperty("java.io.tmpdir");
}

Why Work?

More documents like this are at:  TED

13-Apr-14

Why Work?

A good pencil

More documents like this are at:  Products

12-Apr-14

A good pencil

How to work?

More documents like this are at:  TED

3-Apr-14

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

More documents like this are at:  Android 1.5

19-Mar-14

Game Engines for Android

Explore TypeScript and how to use it

More documents like this are at:  00.15-Research

16-Mar-14

Explore TypeScript and how to use it

A kiddish Calc

More documents like this are at:  Android 1.5

16-Mar-14

This could be your first android project if you are learning. This demonstrates the following

How to create a layout with
  textviews
  buttons
  linear layout 
     vertical
     horizontal
how to gather controls
how to setup buttons
how to respond to buttons
how to read/update edit text controls

Notes on installing Android

More documents like this are at:  Android Avds, Install, Emulator

16-Mar-14

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

More documents like this are at:  Android 1.5

8-Mar-14

More on Android Alarm Manager, 2014

Exploring AlarmManager

More documents like this are at:  Android 1.5

8-Mar-14

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

Introduction to Basic Android UI needs

More documents like this are at:  Android Basic UI

4-Mar-14

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.

Why become a Mobile Developer?

More documents like this are at:  Android Basic UI

23-Feb-14

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.

Sample manifest files

More documents like this are at:  Android Coding Help

22-Feb-14

Sample manifest files

Intents: Discovery journal

More documents like this are at:  Android Basic UI

21-Feb-14

Intents

Understanding Intents

More documents like this are at:  Android Basic UI

21-Feb-14

Understanding Intents

What UI controls are available in Android?

More documents like this are at:  Android Basic UI

18-Feb-14

What UI controls are available in Android?

Tech news I want to look back later

More documents like this are at:  00.15-Research

17-Feb-14

Tech news I want to look back later

Here is some code to monitor activity life cycle

More documents like this are at:  Fragments and Dialogs

15-Feb-14

Here is some code to monitor activity life cycle

Android web goodies: various sundry useful links

More documents like this are at:  Android 1.5

13-Feb-14

Android web goodies: various sundry useful links

Use this structure for the new ai website

More documents like this are at:  Aspire Notes

6-Feb-14

Use this structure for the new ai website

Lot of URLs on the new Microsoft CEO: Satya Nadella

More documents like this are at:  00.15-Research

5-Feb-14

Lot of URLs on the new Microsoft CEO: Satya Nadella

I need to read Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot

More documents like this are at:  Books

2-Feb-14

I need to read Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot

Casabianca: Old for most, but new to me, No question however, stunningly beautiful

The poem goes....

The boy stood on the burning deck
  Whence all but he had fled;
The flame that lit the battle's wreck
  Shone round him o'er the dead.
Yet beautiful and bright he stood,
  As born to rule the storm;
A creature of heroic blood,
  A proud, though child-like form.

The flames rolled on?he would not go
  Without his Father's word;
That father, faint in death below,
  His voice no longer heard.

He called aloud?'say, Father, say
  If yet my task is done?'
He knew not that the chieftain lay
  Unconscious of his son.

'Speak, father!' once again he cried,
  'If I may yet be gone!'
And but the booming shots replied,
  And fast the flames rolled on.

Upon his brow he felt their breath,
  And in his waving hair,
And looked from that lone post of death
  In still yet brave despair.

And shouted but once more aloud,
  'My father! must I stay?'
While o'er him fast, through sail and shroud,
  The wreathing fires made way.

They wrapt the ship in splendour wild,
  They caught the flag on high,
And streamed above the gallant child,
  Like banners in the sky.

There came a burst of thunder sound?
   The boy?oh! where was he?
Ask of the winds that far around
  With fragments strewed the sea!?

With mast, and helm, and pennon fair,
  That well had borne their part?
But the noblest thing which perished there
  Was that young faithful heart