In order to create an Android app that could consume data from a web services call, I had to be able to post data to the web service.
I posted data via the DefaultHttpClient class, then parsed out the JSON-serialized response.
The code for the post was the following:
public String callServiceAsString (String webservice, […]
As an Innovationeer, I seek out the interesting technological developments that can make my code more elegant. One of those developments has been jQuery’s Deferred object, implemented in jQuery 1.5 and after.
Imagine you’re the referee in a dumptruck race. The first one to reach the finishline and dump the trash […]
// get first Monday of the month, […]
Two months into being an Innovationeer at Axeda, I ace the “waking up to work in the morning” test with flying colors. Who wouldn’t want to be at the cutting edge of technology, with knowledgeable peers and mentors actively looking out for me, working on projects that are not only competitive, but compete […]
– Erma Bombeck
One could argue that writing code can be boiled down to writing a series of AND, OR, and NOT statements. Anyone […]
I had the bittersweet experience of watching my app break in a demo, bitter because everyone was watching and sweet because it was a demo. The failure resulted from my assumption that the wireless […]
With blocks on your schedule filling up, it’s easy to overlook the nuggets of time that, with proper management, allow you […]
A term I hear often at work is “fire drill.” Priorities get elevated until there’s a problem and suddenly all eyes focus on it, scurrying for a solution. This surplus of effort detracts from other priorities, allowing them to inflate and erupt in a chain reaction of multi-stress. Not fun, and not efficient. Much of […]
What does change feel like to you? A trickle? A stream? A firehose? Is there a degree of change that is easy for everybody to deal with, beyond which it becomes a hassle, then a crisis?
When I graduated with my Bachelor’s back in 2002, I had never experienced real change. I was not prepared […]
In the age of print, lengthy articles gave readers the feeling that they got their money’s worth. Writing was planting a seed that bore fruit, but only after investing a certain amount of time, emphasizing quality over quantity.
140 characters revolutionized the idea that content has to be lengthy. If print […]