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Discount Calculator Released!

This past weekend I released a new Android app to the Android Marketplace.  This one is a simple discount calculator.  No frills, just simple enter price, enter discount, hit “calculate” button to see actual price.  If you’re looking for a … Continue reading

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JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA Goes Open Source & Misses the Point a Little

There was big news in the Java world this week. JetBrains released their popular IntelliJ IDEA as an open source community edition. While, this has been heralded as a great move (and to some extent I agree with that), I feel that JetBrains kind of missed the point a little. Before I go any further, you should look at the Edition Comparison Chart.

If you look at the chart, you’ll notice that some of the features they need t Continue reading

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Why You Want to Learn C in Today’s Programming World

But could you write an operating system in C# or Java? Even if you could, should you? If you need something to run its fastest, shouldn’t it talk to the hardware as directly as possible? This is where languages like C (and even C++) come in. Continue reading

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Why You Want to Learn C in Today's Programming World

But could you write an operating system in C# or Java? Even if you could, should you? If you need something to run its fastest, shouldn’t it talk to the hardware as directly as possible? This is where languages like C (and even C++) come in. Continue reading

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Starting to Develop Android Apps

About a month back a close friend approached me about getting together and writing some mobile applications, specifically targeting the iPhone. The plan came from a desire to learn a couple of new technologies and possibly make a little extra cash. After some research and learning about the costs associated with starting iPhone development, we turn to looking to the Pre and Android platforms. We eventually settled on doing Android applications. Continue reading

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Would Open Source Java Threaten Mono?

With a recent article stating that Sun is looking to open source Java and have it ship with Linux, I thought I might take a look at how open source Java might affect the open source development world. People like to focus on the doom and gloom when these kinds of “announcements” are made, but the fact of the matter is this: open sourcing Java will have zero effect on Mono. Continue reading

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