Creating new Java projects is a pain!
So I had this idea for a little application and wanted to get the UK’s Top40 singles to use in it. I started by writing something that would scrape Radio 1’s Top 40 chart and return me a list of songs since I couldn’t find any feeds that would give me that.
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A few months ago I was contacted by Packt Publishing about a new project they had in mind and thought I’d be a good fit for.
It’s no secret that on the UNIX world, dotfiles play a very important part when it comes to making your terminal look good. Be it on Linux, be it on a Mac. Dotfiles are there so you can configure your favourite software to look just the way you like it.
I’ve got a pro license of Visual Studio 2012, and decided to install it instead of my existing VS 2010 Express install.
So you’ve created your super polished android application and added a navigation menu to it, so your users can go from a place to another in your application without having top jump to the main application screen. It’s great, they can now simply press the menu button, and and a little menu pops up showing them all options available in your application. You’ve obviously made sure to select the correct images, and use icons that adhere to the Android style. Great! It’s time to start testing you application in as many devices as you can, and definitely make sure it works on any of the latest devices. Until you you see yourself facing a device that looks like this:
At work, we use Apache JMeter for load testing applications or API’s we build.
Disclaimer: This blog post is not meant to be timeless, meaning it will lose its relevancy as soon as the stuff I’ll mention below gets updated. I will do my best to keep up with the updates, and delete this blog post as soon as it becomes irrelevant.