Entries tagged development

Mistakes in Platform Selection

Emotion is a Poor Substitute for Facts In the old days of MS-DOS, as you might recall, every computer included a quaint little programming environment called GW-BASIC. What you may not recall is that you could write object oriented programs using GW-BASIC. Don’t believe me? It’s true! All you need …

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DotCMS: Externalizing Apache Nutch Indexing

This guide is for those trying to generate a search index for a DotCMS 1.9 installation using an external copy of Apache Nutch. While DotCMS 1.9 comes bundled with Nutch 1.1 you may still want to run Nutch outside of the DotCMS process for a couple of reasons: Running Nutch …

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iPad Development 101 – viewWillAppear… gotcha!

Every so often when your programming with in various different languages you will come across what’s known as a “gotcha!”. These are the subtleties and sometimes undocumented (or hard to find) tricks to getting your code fully functional or working around a bug. These tricks can be differences in hardware/software, …

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iPad Development 101 – Orientation

Thanks to the introduction of orientation-aware computing devices, designers and developers must now come up with orientation-compatible layouts and implementations. In some cases, switching the orientation will simply modify the layout of the application elements; other times the user experience or application layout could be completely different for each device orientation. Users of orientation-capable devices expect applications to respond to orientation changes, and often rely on them to provide improved/alternative usability options. In this tutorial we will explore the iPad’s orientation capabilities and look into a few methods for orientation implementation.

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Trends in Software Testing

Software testing, as a key component of the software quality assurance (QA) process ensures that any software product, service or facility complies with potentially complex sets of standards and requirements. At the end of this process, the software product can acquire the status of “fit for purpose” upon using well …

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