TechStreet Houston: Intro to Android Programming Nov 20, 2013 I’m giving another Intro to Android Programming talk at TechStreet Houston today. The slides are very similar to my previous talk at Houston TechFest, but here is the link for today’s presentation.
Things I Learned at Big Android BBQ 2013 Oct 13, 2013 T-Mobile reception is still terrible at the conference center. Alcohol purchases spike in the City of Hurst as a result of the conference. The guys from Willow Tree Apps have released some awesome Android open source libraries (BetterPickers, OAK, and RPatch) It’s worth the short drive to Roots Coffee each morning. High Roller makes adult size big wheels. They are a ton of fun to ride. Oppo makes some pretty sweet phones. ...
Big Android BBQ 2013 - Android Open Source Libraries You Need in Your Life Oct 11, 2013 This is my second year to speak at the Big Android BBQ in Hurst, TX. My talk covered a slew of handy open source libraries to accelerate the development of modern Android applications. The slides are available on Google Drive. I’m having a blast at the conference. The sessions so far have been great. I hope to see all of you here again next year!
Houston TechFest: Intro to Android Programming Sep 28, 2013 I gave an Intro to Android Programming presentation today at Houston TechFest. The slides are available on Google Drive. Thanks to everyone who attended. Keep Android trill!
Migrating from Ant to Gradle Aug 06, 2013 I’ll be giving a talk on migrating a custom Eclipse/Ant build to Android Studio/Gradle at tonight’s Houston Android Developers meetup. The slides are available on Google Drive. I hope to see you there!
Surprised this domain was available Jul 14, 2013 I finally got around to registering a domain name and setting up a basic Octopress site. I’ll be posting here about music/code/coffee/beer/life releated stuff when the mood strikes.
Setting item selected state in Android GridView Sep 25, 2012 When working with the GridView in an Android app recently, I ran into a very strange behavior around setting the selected state for a view created in my ArrayAdapter's getView() method. I'm using selectors to handle the drawable states and everything works properly when tapping a list item to select/tapping again to unselect. When debugging the ArrayAdapter's getView() method, I could see that the selected state was being set to the correct value when calling view. ...
A Functional Queue in JavaScript Feb 03, 2012 It's been over a year since I've posted here, but I've been busy delving into Android and Ruby on Rails among other things. To get back into blogging (hopefully more regularly...we'll see), I thought I'd share an interesting JavaScript exercise I was asked to complete as part of a job interview recently. The task was to build a functional queue in JavaScript. A functional queue is a queue (first in, first out) which is implemented with no side-effects. ...
My Top 10 Albums of 2010 Dec 28, 2010 Since I put together my inaugural Top 10 list last year, I may as well make it a tradition. Luckily I had the foresight to keep a running list in Evernote throughout the year, so the tough part was putting them in order. Some may argue about the order of the albums on the list or the exclusion of others. I'd love to hear your opinions. So without any further jibba jabba, here's my Top 10 Albums of 2010 list: Local Natives - Gorilla Manor The harmonies are amazing. ...
Things To Do While I'm on Vacation in December Nov 22, 2010 I didn't take much of my vacation time this year, so I'm left with thirteen days of vacation to take in December. In an effort to make the most of this bounty of time off, I made a list of things to do. Thanks to Jamie for suggesting I make a list after patiently enduring my first couple brainstorming sessions. Here's the list in no particular order: Triumphant return to homebrewing - Brew an American Pale Ale. ...