I want to dedicate this blog to Windows Phone 8, a refreshing, exciting and relatively new mobile platform. In the mobile world, I am mainly an iOS developer and I have “some” experience writing Android apps. I also have no development experience with any Microsoft platform whatsoever. So for me this platform is something completely […]
In this blog I want to talk about Pebble. A watch that can connect to your smart phone (both iPhone and Android) via Bluetooth to do all sorts of cool stuff a regular watch can’t do. Among the cool things you can do with it is install apps, which you can write yourself. As a […]
If you haven’t already you should all watch Apple’s WWDC keynote that was streamed live from San Francisco earlier this week; some really interesting things were announced. At least that’s how I see it and in this blog entry I’ll give you my thoughts on some of my highlights, but there were so many small […]
In this post I want to introduce you to the Spring MVC testing framework, a way to properly test your Spring MVC controllers.
Next tech meeting isn’t about anything related to Java, but it is targeted towards Java developers. Together with my uncle Jos Jong I will first give you all a brief introduction to Objective C and iOS and compare it a little to Java. Also we will try to convince you that Objective C is a […]
When I started writing my first iPhone app, I was quite disappointed with XCode. This is because I have been using IntelliJ for the past five years, which I love working with ever since I first started using it. XCode is the IDE you have to use in order to develop iOS and Mac apps. […]
As you might already know, iOS is the operating system that runs on iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads. The first iOS device was the iPhone and was released in January, 2007. Back then the operating system was called “iPhone OS”. Since that time more devices were released running iPhone OS than just the iPhone. This […]
Lately I have been looking into and playing around with the Google App Engine. In this post I want to give a little introduction to the Google App Engine, why it can be interesting and how to work with it.
And I’m back! Reporting live on the glorious adventures in the exciting world of Android. This blog post is the second one in the Android series. This time with code samples! Yeah! In my first blog post about Android I talked about setting up a project using Android. This time I want to discuss a […]
On July 1st, Jelmer added a very useful blog post about testing the database layer in which he suggested to use “insert statement” and “fixture” classes to provide a good way to insert test data into your database. I am also using that technique as I’m writing unit tests for the database layer. I have […]