Posts Tagged: development

I recently got back into doing some android development. Its been an adjustment period to say the least. One of those adjustments has been the slight differences of working on a Mac. I came across a bug today, that baffled me for a while and required some of my best “google-fu” to figure out. I ended up at this site: http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=38371 The problem is essentially the AVD manager can’t re-open a virtual device that was on a second monitor on a Mac. The work around is to edit the following file ~/.android/avd/.avd/emulator-user.ini   and change… Read Article →

A couple days ago DZone linked to the following article. The author goes on to define a Day programmer as someone who write code for a living, being mostly incompetant at their job, just doing this for a paycheck.  He then goes on to talk about night programmers as the leads of the technological world, the people that do most of the work, the people contributing to the evolution of their trade. Every person i’ve ever met acknowledges that there is a distinction, I am no exception.  However I believe there are actually 3 categories… Read Article →

Last week I wanted to try out some of the touted “customization abilities” and ease of development of the Android platform for developers.  Being a hacker at heart, I had to give it a shot. I wasn’t yet ready to fully throw myself into full on app development yet, mostly due to time constraints, and family commitments ( I must keep the family happy after all ).  So I just wanted to try out some stuff without spending too much time on this quest. After a little bit of googling, I landed on SL4A (… Read Article →

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