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November 18, 2014

In Command

Simple tools can be combined in many ways to do things

November 14, 2014

Bluetooth Phone Home

Using mbed on the embedded side to quickly create a BLE device and with the Android API doing most of the heavy lifting on the phone side, it can be pretty painless to create a complete BLE application.

November 13, 2014

Abstractions For Binary Search, Part 5: Getting Down to Details

It's hard to imagine how this code could be much simpler. However, we don't actually know whether it works.

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Developing Cross-Platform Mobile Apps with HTML5 and Intel XDK

November 18, 2014

Let the IDE do the heavy lifting. - Mobile

Program Configuration in Python

November 18, 2014

Despite numerous options for passing config data to a program, there is still a need for a utility to handle complex hierarchical configuration and locate config files on distributed system. Here is one. - Open Source

The Uncompromising Economics of Being #3 in Mobile Platforms

November 17, 2014

In software development, being the #3 platform in the mobile market is as good as being last. - Mobile

C# and .NET's Sudden Ubiquity

November 12, 2014

Microsoft ports .NET to Linux and Macintosh and open-sources the entire stack. - .NET

The Wearable Computing Revolution Begins: Building Android Wear Apps

November 12, 2014

A simple speech recognition example illustrates how to start creating wearable apps. - Design

Workflow Automation on Web Projects: One Team's Experience

November 12, 2014

Automating and aligning workflows makes new tasks simpler and enables team members to switch between different components easily. - Web Development

In Search of Agile Architecture

November 04, 2014

Despite years of refinement, Agile development still does not include architecture and design. - Design

Swift: Introduction to Apple's New Programming Language

November 04, 2014

A decidedly simple alternative to Objective-C. - Mobile

Data Compression with Arithmetic Encoding

November 04, 2014

Arithmetic encoders are better suited for adaptive models than Huffman coding, but they can be challenging to implement. - C/C++

Whose Cloud Will You Use?

October 28, 2014

While the choices appear infinite, they are in fact narrowing quickly. - Cloud