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Java and daylight saving time

October 26, 2014

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I have written an alarm app for Android, called Fake Dawn. Friday I was talking to my friends, and we mentioned turning back the clock for daylight saving time (DST) on Saturday night, then proceeded to praise our phones that already do that automatically. Wait a minute: does my app work in this case? I […]

Fake Dawn app updated, and thoughts about Android API backward compatibility

October 12, 2014

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Some time ago I wrote an Android app called Fake Dawn, mainly to learn about the basics of Java development on Android, and also to implement something that I can use everyday: an alarm that wakes you up gently by gradually increasing the volume and the light in a customizable way. I collected the things […]

The development process of my Android app

March 26, 2013

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I received a request from one of my readers, who wanted details on the development process of my Fake Dawn app. I wrote them a response and the mailĀ has become quite consistent, so I decided to post it also on my blog, because it is a nice summary of what was going on in my […]

Free Electrons Android training materials

June 20, 2012

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Free Android training materials – Free Electrons blog. Free Electrons publishes another set of extremely useful materials that include instructional slides, source code and documentation. The objective of the course is to familiarize with Android from its lowest levels, using also this Devkit8000 embedded board. The (383) slides and the (24-pages-long) hands-on lab exercises are […]

Getting started with Arduino Uno on Ubuntu

January 31, 2011

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I really wanted to try Arduino; Arduino narrates a story where the good guys are winning. Saturday I arranged to buy one, the Arduino Uno, and the first thing that came into my mind was “Wow, it’s really smaller than I thought possible!”. I went home and started unboxing it: the packages comes with a […]

Controlling my PC from an Android phone

January 11, 2011

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I’m trying some solutions to control my Ubuntu PC and Vista laptop with my new Samsung Galaxy S that is currently running Android 2.2. The QR codes on this page can be used by Android devices (for example with the Goggles) to go directly to the market page of the application. I tried the following […]

Coding styles comparison in the Open Source Software world

December 28, 2010

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While looking for existing C coding standards I discovered that the GNU and Linux projects officially suggest very different styles. Inside the Linux kernel documentation, Linus Torvalds goes so far as to mock GNU coding standards: First off, I’d suggest printing out a copy of the GNU coding standards, and NOT read it. Burn them, […]