Android and the Form Post Download problem…

Another day, another workaround… This time, it was for this rather annoying issue that’s been open for over four years (maybe because it’s in as an RFE and not an actual bug, who knows?). It basically describes an unexpected behaviour in the stock Android browser, whereby it cannot handle form POST requests that result in a fileContinue reading “Android and the Form Post Download problem…”

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It’s been a while!

Wow, looks like I’ve not blogged since February! Doesn’t seem that long, but there you go… I’ve actually been really busy lately, with work and other things. Mostly I’ve been spending some time getting our new app into beta (check it out at http://retroify.me). It’s been a bit of a learning curve for me (it’sContinue reading “It’s been a while!”

Savon – SOAP on Ruby

For reasons best left unsaid, I’ve recently had occasion to access BetFair‘s SOAP-based API from a rails app. Although SOAP is widely touted as yesterday’s technology (indeed, BetFair are currently in the process of replacing theirs with a JSON based setup) it’s still widely used in the enterprise space and something I’ve come into contactContinue reading “Savon – SOAP on Ruby”

Deelang 0.22 released on GitHub!

So I spent a bit of time today getting together the overdue release of Deelang ready, and finally pushed the 0.22 binary releases to Google Code, with source releases staying on GitHub. The Google Code project has now been fully migrated over to GitHub, and remains only to host binary downloads for those that wantContinue reading “Deelang 0.22 released on GitHub!”

Deelang & ORMDroid: Moving to GitHub

After spending all their lives so far on Google Code, I’ve decided it’s time to move both Deelang and ORMDroid over to GitHub. The projects have moved away from the old Subversion VCS and are now using Git, and the actual moving of the wiki pages, issues and everything else is well underway. Why theContinue reading “Deelang & ORMDroid: Moving to GitHub”

Jelly Bean on One X – Finally!

After what seems like an eternity since the announcement that HTC would be updating the One X to Jelly Bean, and after a couple of months seeing it happen in other parts of the world, HTC finally got around yesterday to releasing the update to UK users, myself included. “Been a long time coming” accordingContinue reading “Jelly Bean on One X – Finally!”

Scratch: Teaching kids to think in blocks

Over the weekend I spent a few very rewarding hours with my ten-year-old son playing with Scratch, MIT’s drag-and-drop educational programming system. I’ve often wanted to “get him into” programming (I was a little younger than he is now when I started, and at ten I was beginning to get really interested in writing codeContinue reading “Scratch: Teaching kids to think in blocks”

Rewriting Vs. Rewriting

As previously mentioned, I planned to spend yesterday rewriting Deelang‘s parser with the aim of fixing some long-term issues and revisiting some design decisions that get in the way of the DEX compiler. As it turned out, I didn’t have as much time as I wanted to spend on this (as usual!) but I didContinue reading “Rewriting Vs. Rewriting”

Biting the bullet – time for a rewrite

In response to a feature request from some of the guys here, my current work on DeelangĀ focussesĀ on implementing proper equality and comparison operators as part of the language. The current release has no support for operators beyond basic arithmetic – equality and comparison have traditionally been implemented as methods hacked on top of the standardContinue reading “Biting the bullet – time for a rewrite”

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