Java frustrations learning Android

I have just started playing with Android and I am sorry to say its not been the greatest experience so far. When you try the examples they probably will not work because they have changed the API since. And they have not documented the changes – well, if they do, they hide it very well…

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Naming products

One of the things I find hardest is the process of coming up with a name for a new product. Sometimes, the product itself will suggest a name. Most of the time however, there is no obvious answer. One of our top criteria is to have a ‘blue sky’ term (as in one that is…

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BufferedImage raster data in Java

Most of the time, the abstraction you get in Java is brilliant. It hides the complexity and lets you get on with real-life problem solving. This is especially true of the Image classes where you can forget about Tiffs, PNGs and Jpegs and just work with images. Occasionally though you need to dig deeper and…

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