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  Seven Java projects that changed the world


O\'Reilly is celebrating the release of Java 7, and our inaugural OSCON Java conference: July 25-27 in Portland, Ore. Java\'s open source ecosystem is strong and healthy, one of the primary reasons for our creation of OSCON Java. Over the last decade, several projects have traveled beyond mere adoption and had effects dominating the Java world, into software development in general, and some even further into the daily lives of users. JUnit Ported to Java by Kent Beck and Erich Gamma from Be...

   Java,Projects,Prominent,Eclipse,Sue     2011-07-26 02:50:42


  Android Tutorial: Creating and Using an SD Card in the Emulator


In a previous post, I mentioned how user-friendly Android is for developers. There’s extensive documentation and information on the architecture, the different components and best practices. However, the documentation has a few blind spots. Many of the tools have little documentation and no usage examples. The information is there, it’s just hidden behind a few layers of Android theory.So I’m going to try and document a few of the basic things that you’ll probably need to know to st...

   Android,Emulator,SDCard,Load,Create     2011-04-13 12:08:41


  The 9 lines of code of Google


Are you still remembering the then hot debated news about Oracle suing Google allegedly copying a small portion of codes from Oracle's Java in 2010. At that time, Oracle experts estimated that Google owes Oracle between $1.4 billion and $6 billion in damages if liable. But the court thought Oracle was eligible only for statutory damages for that copying, which were not expected to exceed a few hundred thousand dollars. At last, Oracle agreed the zero damage result. Are you curious about whi...

   Google,Java,Open source     2014-08-15 20:29:52


  Haxe: Another multiplatform language


There are two kinds of programmers: One is using different languages to solve problems, the other is inventing languages to solve problems. Haxe is an emerging open source programming language which is universal, powerful and easy-to-use. Some languages claimed they were multiplatform languages, such as Java, C# and ActionScript. They all are based on some platforms, Java has JVM, C# has .Net and ActionScript has Flash Player. While Haxe is a trule multiplatform language, it can be used to devel...

   Haxe,Multiplatform,Open source     2012-06-11 08:08:28


  Lenovo becomes the king of PC


According to Sina Tech, Data from market research firm IDC and Gartner shows that Lenovo defeats Hewlett-Packard to become the largest PC manufacturer in the world In the second quarter , global PC shipments dropped by 11%, the fifth consecutive quarter of decline.In October 2012, Gartner ranked Lenovo as the world's largest PC manufacturer, but IDC data ranked HP as the largest PC manufacturer. However, the rank of largest PC manufacturer between IDC and Gartner has no difference this time.Gar...

   Lenovo,PC,HP,IDC     2013-07-11 04:52:04


  Android hardware fails more than iPhone, BlackBerry; repairs cost carriers $2 billion


Repairs to Android smartphones cost wireless carriers $2 billion per year according to a new year-long WDS study that tracked 600,000 support calls around the globe. Android’s popularity and the introduction of a number of low-cost smartphones has put a strain on the wireless business model, WDS noted in its report. “Deployment by more than 25 OEMs and lower-cost product coming to market is leading to higher than average rates of hardware failures and, in turn, return and repair costs.” 12...

   Android,iPhone,Blackberry,Hardware,Cost     2011-11-03 13:26:42


  PopCap’s 10 rules for commercial failure in mobile games development


PopCap, the company behind social gaming hits as Plants vs. Zombies and Bejeweled, has a way of doing presentations at conferences. Last year’s Social Gaming Summit presentation was insightful in the sense that developers were advised to postpone trying to make money from their game until there is some serious traction. At yesterday’s London Games Conference, PopCap’s presentation was equally remarkable. During a brief presentation David Bishop (Senior Game Designer) presented the m...

   Game design,Rules,Smart phone     2012-04-16 13:25:27


  App Store Visibility – A Few Do’s and Don’ts


Discovery and Visibility are the two vital components for any mobile app, if the app publishing company is to derive some amount of revenue from their apps. However, the lack of organized marketing channels, a well-laid user acquisition strategy or even a poorly designed app often reduces the chances of being widely adopted by the users. In short, it hampers the possibility of the app being successful. Here is a list of few things to keep in mind while posting an app to the app stores. What to ...

   Mobile Application Development Company, Android App Development Company, Mobile App Company, Android     2015-09-01 07:52:24


  System programming is still there


System programming is the practice of writing system software. System software lives at a low level, interfacing directly with the kernel and core system libraries. Your shell and your text editor, your compiler and your debugger, your core utilities and system daemons are all system software. But so are the network server, the web server, and the database. These components are entirely system software, primarily if not exclusively interfacing with the kernel and the C library. But nowadays more...

   System programming     2014-02-27 05:46:48


  Samijyon : A tablet from North Korea


According to Sina Tech, North Korea Tech posted an article about Samijyon. Samijyon is a model of Android  tablet manufactured by North Korea. You can buy it with $200 in North Korea. Smajiyon's hardware configuration is as good as Samsung and Apple, but it doesn't allow WiFi connection and ordinary North Koreans cannot connect to Internet as well, users can only connect to domestic network of North Korea. On this tablet, there are no built-in Google apps such as Gmail and Google Play. But...

   Samijyon,North Korea,Tablet     2013-08-03 22:01:35