When Women Stopped Coding is a (mostly) non-depressing look at what was happening in the 80’s and 90’s to contribute to the plummeting number of women in computer science. In particular, I hadn’t thought deeply about the emergence of computing have and have nots.
My parents didn’t buy a computer for the home. Luckily I had access to computers at my friend’s homes and was on the Internet pretty darn early via Tallahassee Freenet & BBSes in 1995. I went to nicer middle and high schools that had technology classes (though not programming, just typing). I often frequented the library to get online. I loved finally having 24-hour access to the computer lab in my dorm during my first year of college (1998).
Continue reading What’s Your Tech Origin Story?
Frustrated by fragments? Intrigued by dependency injection? It may be tempting to switch approaches to solve your current pain.
Don’t throw away that code just yet! Think through the following questions first.
1. What problem am I solving?
Continue reading Changing Course? 3 Questions to Ask Yourself First.
Square has come out against fragments, and if this r/AndroidDev thread is any indication, plenty of developers are ready to jump ship. Let’s take a step back from the hype and think through their proposed solution.
Continue reading I won’t be ditching fragments anytime soon …
On Saturday morning, Alex, Hunter and I packed up to move back to Oaxaca. On the way to the bus station, Hunter made a last minute audible and hung out with his video game friends instead. Alexa and I took the bus and shared music on the way.
Alex’s aunt and uncle live in the city, so we went straight to their house from the bus station. We had Chinese buffet for lunch with his aunt and brother – it was an interesting mix of Mexican spices and Chinese food (similar to Chifas in Péru).
After lunch, we went to the Coding Dojo which was run by Oaxaca.rb (headed by Hermes, Fernando, and others from Logical Bricks Solutions).
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I’m back at the Android Developers Conference this week and learning about all things Android and networking with some of the best Android developers in this half of the world.
As I did in Boston, I’m giving a different spin on my fragments talk. I’ve designed a half-day workshop that walks you through two code examples, to give you a better sense for the how much easier it is to begin your project with fragments instead of retrofitting them later.
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Instead of focusing on styling in yesterday’s class, we focused on the Java code to make the calculator work. We’ve moved the styling lab and material to today’s class. If you were having trouble with the calculator portion of the class – do not dispair! Download the latest code from the classroom example so you can follow along with the styling lab today.
If you haven’t finished last week’s homework, don’t be discouraged! Join us at project night! Also, I will be posting my finished application so you can see how I implemented the project.
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Had a heck of a time finding a tutorial on configuring Android instrumentation testing in IntelliJ. I tried the command line approach, but it was cumbersome and I’d rather have IDE integration. Finally I stumbled across this link which got me most of the way there. Some of the instructions are now automated in IntelliJ 11, so here’s an updated tutorial.
This tutorial assumes that you have installed the Android SDK, created an Android project, and simply want to add testing to it.
First, open project structure dialog by right clicking on project name or with the keyboard shortcut F4. Click the plus button and select “Module.”
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I attended my first Random Hacks of Kindness event on June 4, 2011. I am very interested in the concept of hacking for the benefit of person-kind, but unfortunately I couldn’t commit to the entire weekend. I violated the spirit of the hackathon by mostly focusing on my own work tasks … but I did contribute my Python knowledge and project management skills. I worked on the reachability of Tor relays listed on the EFF’s relay challenge webpage. Watch the video roundup here.
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