Books

Highly recommend this book Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy by Tim Harford

  Highly recommend this book - Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy by Tim Harford - one of the best non-fiction books I've read in ages - innovations from Robots to The Pill, Welfare State to Google Search - and there's a BBC podcast series [...]

2018-09-07T17:44:49+00:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: Books, Tweets|Tags: |

Quick Intro to Gherkin

Having used Gherkin in a couple of different testing projects, I thought I'd provide a Quick Intro to Gherkin, for those not familiar with it. So far, I've used Gherkin as a way of documenting tests, rather than automating tests, but it's used in both scenarios. [...]

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: , , , |

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: , , , , |

Java Training Update

So far, I've added to my previous knowledge of Java programming through a Webucator course on Java 2 5.0 Fundamentals. Currently working through the book "SCJP 6 Study Guide" with the aim of getting official certification from Oracle as a Java 6 Programmer. The official title [...]

2017-01-10T21:30:01+00:00November 21st, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |