Archive for May, 2011

May 30 2011

Mobile Lua – iOS and Android apps with Corona

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On Thursday (May 26, 2011), I presented at the St. Louis Mobile Dev group, on cross-mobile-platform development with Lua. There are various ways to do this (including rolling your own), but for simplicity I used Ansca’s Corona product. The talk was somewhat impromptu, so I didn’t record audio or video. The slides are available:   […]

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May 29 2011

Crafting a Summer Intern Program

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Inspired by Fog Creek’s summer intern program, for the last few years we’ve (occasionally) thought about a summer intern program at Oasis Digital. We’ll going to try it out this summer, with a single intern; a more substantial program is possible in the future. Read more at the Oasis Digital blog, where I’ve moved this […]

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May 24 2011

Cloudy Data Storage, circa 2001

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Around 2000-2001, Oasis Digital built a system for a client which (in retrospect) took a “cloudy” approach to data storage. 2001 is a few years before that approach gained popularity, so it’s interesting to look back and see how our solution stacks up. The problem domain was the storage of check images for banks; the […]

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May 23 2011

Upcoming Talk: Lua on iPhone and Android (using Corona)

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This Thursday (May 26, 2011), I will give a talk at the St. Louis Mobile Dev group on cross-mobile-platform development with Lua. There are various ways to do this (including rolling your own), but for simplicity I’m using Ansca’s Corona product. As usual, I’ll zoom through some slides, and concentrate instead on the code.¬†For some […]

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May 16 2011

Coming this fall: Strange Loop 2011

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Coming this fall, Alex Miller is putting on the third year of his Strange Loop conference, Strange Loop 2011. It’s not in “The Loop” this time, because The Loop isn’t big enough to hold it! I heartily recommend Strange Loop for any software developer interested in learning more about a wide variety of technical topics. […]

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May 03 2011

Ancient History: JBuilder Open Tools

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Some years ago, the Java IDE marketplace looked quite different than it does today. VisualAge was very popular. Borland’s JBuilder was another top contender. Since then, many of the good ideas from VisualAge ended up in Eclipse, while the JBuilder of that era was replaced by a newer, Eclipse-based JBuilder. Not everything ended up on […]

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