Posts Tagged: java

I’ve been interviewing a bunch of candidates lately ( we are hiring ) for a senior java developer’s position, and i’ve come to realize how far from the basics numerous people have become.  You ask them about some ajax feature, or new app on facebook, etc, they jump at the chance to talk about this, talk about that.  Ask them about some basic concepts, and other than textbook definitions, they can’t explain it. The source of frustration for this post, is from an interview i had a couple weeks ago.  I asked the developer, who… Read Article →

I’ve been working on a couple android apps for the past couple weeks, and have gone through some of the “new platform” growing pains.  Not that Android is the problem, just the changing from a platform/framework that I am familiar with, to something new and exciting.  This post won’t cover how to use a database, however I may get around to writing one as i get more experience with it.  This post will cover more specifically how to create/update SQLite databases on the android platform. Most examples (in fact ALL the examples I could find… Read Article →

In the past couple of months my interaction with recruiters, placement agencies, head hunters and just other IT folks has increased as I have been looking for a new job, new contracts, new potential clients.  Having a relatively strong background in Java ( 10 years of having seen everything from distributed services via RMI, low level threading & sockets, web interfaces, JDBC, EJB, Servlet Containers, Application Servers ) I sometimes get frustrated with the question “Do you have any experience with J2EE?”, because it is such a vague question there is no correct or complete… 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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