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Wordpress

Integrating your wordpress into twitter and facebook, the easy way

I’ve been searching for a viable and easy solution for integrating my wordpress posts into facebook and twitter for some time now, and have finally found an easy solution, it takes about all of 10 minutes to setup. Twitter is essentially the “integration hub” in this process What I’m trying to achieve : When I […]

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Java SCJP

Identifiers and JavaBeans

Identifiers are what we use to identify parts of our code, whether this is a class, method or a variable. There are some ground rules on the names we can give to these identifiers, and it is good to understand the ground rules regarding these. There are 3 levels, or aspects of identifiers, and are […]

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Java Yahoo! APIs

Tutorial; How to call Yahoo! REST web services the easy way!

I’ve got some requirements where I need to call a REST web service from an Android device, so I figured I’d get back to basics, and try to call a REST service through a simple Java application, just to see if I can get it working. After trawling the web for what seemed like hours, […]

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Certification ITIL

Some thoughts and opinions on ITIL v3 Foundation

After recently sitting a course and exam for ITIL v3 Foundation, I thought it would be a good idea to reflect on some of the topics covered while they are fresh on my mind, and to also provide good future references. I will try to cover the topics the exam requires you to know in […]

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Games Development

Game development in process…

I’ve been a video gamer since I can remember, completed countless titles on various formats and enjoy the challenge they provide, however I’ve discovered a new challenge, creating them. I’m not a games designer by trade, and have no prior experience, unless you can include some tic-tac-toe games I did at college. This is purely […]

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Android Java

Android; Querying data from your phone book; names, addresses, postcodes, emails etc

One of the more useful features of Android is the ability to obtain data from elements of Android itself, such as the phone book. Your application may require data from your phone itself, such as your contacts, and more specific items such as all your contacts email addresses, or postcodes. In this post I will […]

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Android Java

Android; Using intents to refresh tab content

As part of my MeCercana application, I needed to refresh data in some form. My application has 3 tabs, one of the tabs displays contacts from the contacts book, this works great if you switch the phone off after adding a new contact, but that isn’t ideal. What I needed, was a way to refresh, […]

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Android Java

Android; Implementing global state; share data between Activities and across your application

If your developing an Android application, chances are you will have multiple activities that perform various tasks. One of my first questions when I was investigating Android, was how can I pass data between my Activities? Moreover, how can I retain some form of state, globally throughout my application, so I can dynamically pass data […]

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Android Java

Converting UK Postcodes to co ordinates to use in Android

If your developing applications on Android, and are looking at using the Maps API, chances are you are going to want to plot items on the map, and in order to do that you need to know the longtitude and latitude of the location you wish to mark. I’ll assume that you already have a […]

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Certification Java SCJP

Incrementing and Decrementing, the operators

The operators for incrementing and decrementing in Java has been irritating me for some time now, just when I think I understand whats going on, I try a mock exam for SCJP and I get caught out. So I’ve decided to sit down, do a bit of reading, and drill it out. Take this example, […]