Java

Mind mapping software FreeMind

I've recently been using Mind Mapping concepts to keep track of the main points I've been learning whilst studying for the ISEB/ISTQB Foundation certification. The main ISEB course book covers many areas and a wealth of information, so it sometimes becomes a struggle to remember everything. [...]

2017-01-10T21:29:32+00:00June 11th, 2012|Categories: Development, ISEB, Java, Other Tech, Software Testing|Tags: , , , |

Mobile Development Platforms – iOS, Android, Blackberry, Kindle Fire

Updated: 22 May 2012  I've done some research into the different Mobile Development Platforms, as there's now so many different offerings from different manufacturers. Here's the current state of play:- iPhone / iPad  Objective-C using iOS development platform Android Java using Android SDK development platform BlackBerry [...]

Learning Android Development – next book ‘Android for Programmers’

Next book to work through is 'Android for Programmers' - from the Deitel Developer Series. This book contains 16 fully coded Android apps, giving explanations of how various functionality has been achieved. Apps areas include - Twitter searches, slideshow, quiz, games, calculator, drawing, weather and pizza [...]

2017-01-10T21:29:53+00:00March 6th, 2012|Categories: Android, Apps, Books, Development, Java|Tags: , , |

Learning Android Development – completed first book

I've now finished working through my first book on Android Development - 'Beginning Android Application Development' by Wrox. This book has given me a good introduction to Android development and I'd definitely recommend this book to those beginning Android Development. I really like the way its [...]

2017-01-10T21:29:54+00:00March 6th, 2012|Categories: Android, Apps, Books, Development, Java|Tags: , , , |

Learning Android Development – continued – Chapter 11 completed

Continuing learning Android Development using the book 'Beginning Android Application Development' from Wrox. Today, completed Chapter 11 - Publishing Android Applications. This featured: - How to prepare your apps for deployment - Exporting your app as an APK file and signing it with a new certificate [...]

2013-01-30T11:07:20+00:00March 6th, 2012|Categories: Android, Apps, Books, Development, Java|Tags: , , , |

Learning Android Development – continued – Chapter 10 completed

Continuing learning Android Development using the book 'Beginning Android Application Development' from Wrox. Yesterday, completed Chapter 10 - Developing Android Services. This featured: - Reasons for needing a service - Creating services that run in the background - How to perform long-running tasks in a separate [...]

2013-01-30T11:07:30+00:00March 6th, 2012|Categories: Android, Apps, Books, Development, Java|Tags: , , , |

Learning Android Development – continued – Chapter 9 completed

Continuing learning Android Development using the book 'Beginning Android Application Development' from Wrox. Just completed Chapter 9 - Location-Based Services - This featured: - displaying Google Maps in your Android application - obtaining a Google Maps API key - using MapView in your app - from [...]

2017-01-10T21:29:55+00:00March 4th, 2012|Categories: Android, Apps, Books, Development, Java, Wifi|Tags: , , , , |

Learning Android Development – continued 2

Continuing learning Android Development using the book 'Beginning Android Application Development' from Wrox. Now working on Chapter 8 - Messaging and Networking - currently looking at Networking and downloading binary data, such as bitmaps. This Chapter also features Web services, so that will be good to [...]

2017-01-10T21:29:57+00:00February 28th, 2012|Categories: Android, Apps, Books, Development, Java|Tags: , , , |

Learning Android Development

Now learning another aspect of Java development - this time for Mobile devices - and specifically Android devices. Working through the book 'Beginning Android Application Development' from Wrox. Have got the Android SDK and Platform downloaded and setup, using Eclipse plus the Android Development Tools plugin. [...]

2013-01-30T11:08:22+00:00February 16th, 2012|Categories: Android, Apps, Books, Java|Tags: , , , |

Setting up development environment on Linux, for Java/Hibernate/Spring development (continued…)

Setting up development env on Linux, for Java/Hibernate/Spring development (continued...) Next step is to install/setup Spring Framework - Installed an older version of Spring Framework in order to match more closely the version used in the book. Copied the spring.jar file to lib directory for the timex project. [...]

2017-01-10T21:29:58+00:00February 6th, 2012|Categories: Ant, Apache Tomcat, Hibernate, Java, JUnit, Linux, Spring|Tags: , , , , , , |

Setting up development environment on Linux, for Java/Hibernate/Spring development

Now setting up my development environment on Linux (Ubuntu on an Oracle Virtualbox) for use with the 'Agile Java Development with Spring, Hibernate and Eclipse' book.   So far, have set up the Linux boot with:-   Java - Due to issues with Oracle and Linux had [...]

2017-01-10T21:29:59+00:00February 6th, 2012|Categories: Ant, Apache Tomcat, Hibernate, Java, JUnit, Linux, Spring|Tags: , , , , , , |

Working through ‘Agile Java Development with Spring, Hibernate and Eclipse’ book

Now getting the sample application up-and-running, which is an online Timesheet system, built using Spring Web MVC Framework. Have worked through chapters 5 - Using Hibernate for Persistent Objects, 6 - Overview of Spring Framework, 7 - The Spring Web MVC Framework and 8 - Eclipse. [...]

2012-03-12T11:38:33+00:00January 25th, 2012|Categories: Books, Java|Tags: , , , , |

Started new book… Agile Java Development with Spring, Hibernate and Eclipse

Agile Java Development with Spring, Hibernate and Eclipse Have just started working through this book, it seems a good introduction to the world of Agile Java Development: covering the Spring Framework, Hibernate, Eclipse, also Java dev tools like Ant and JUnit, plus the methodologies Extreme Programming [...]

2012-05-10T18:23:56+00:00January 11th, 2012|Categories: Books, DevBlog Amazon Store, Java|Tags: , , , , |

iPhone Apps for learning Java – JAVA Quiz

Found the 'JAVA Quiz' app on the AppStore. See http://www.appgrabber.com/app/java-quiz As its free, thought I'd give it a go. It says its got over 500 questions and starts a random quiz each time. You get 30 seconds per question (can change this) and its a multiple choice [...]

2013-01-30T09:47:42+00:00December 1st, 2011|Categories: Apps, iOS, Java|Tags: , , |

Learning Java…

Slowly working through the 'SCJP 6.0 Study Guide' book. Just about to start Chapter 5 - 'Flow Control, Exceptions and Assertions' Have finished the following Chapters: - Chapter 1: Declaration and Access Control - Chapter 2: Object Orientation - Chapter 3: Assignments - Chapter 4: Operators

2012-03-12T11:44:39+00:00December 1st, 2011|Categories: Java|Tags: , , , , |