200 C# Programming Video Tutorials

Last month, 200 Android Development Video Tutorials by TheNewBoston had been uploaded to ChangingTheUnknown Youtube channel. They have now prepared another playlist with 200 C# programming video tutorials for beginners in C#. To give you an idea of what you would learn, here are the titles of the first 10 tutorials: Introduction and Installing C# 2010 Changing Forms Properties Showing MessageBoxes Variables Changing Properties With Code If Statements More on If Statements If Statements pt 3 Switch Statements Mathematical Operators You can watch the first tutorial: “C# Beginners Tutorial – 1 – Introduction and Installing C# 2010” below.  

Top 5 Most Influential Programming Books Ever

The following question was raised on StackOverflow back in 2008: What is the single most influential book every programmer should read? If you could go back in time and tell yourself to read a specific book at the beginning of your career as a developer, which book would it be. The question has become one of the most popular question on Stackoverflow and the users have voted for their favorites books. Here are the results: Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction Widely considered one of the best practical guides to programming, Steve McConnell’s original CODE COMPLETE has been helping developers write better software for more than a decade. Now this classic book has been fully updated and revised with leading-edge practices—and hundreds of new code samples—illustrating the art and science of software construction. Capturing the body of knowledge available from research, academia, and everyday commercial practice, McConnell synthesizes the most effective techniques and must-know principles into clear, pragmatic …

Installing and running Xibo Linux Python Client in Acer Aspire One D255E

I have tried Xibo Linux Python Client 1.3.0 on my Acer Aspire One D255E netbook, here are the steps I followed. Install Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Since the client is only officially supported in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, I had to install it first. After installation the network (ethernet and wifi) does not work,  please visit Installing Ubuntu 10.04 LTS in Acer Aspire One D255E for the instructions to resolve the networking issues as well as make the SD card reader work properly. Upgrade Xibo Server to version 1.3.0 The next step I did was to update the Windows XP server to version 1.3.0. I followed parts of the server installation instructions I previously wrote for version 1.2.0. Download xibo-server-1.3.0.zip Extract its content to c:\xampp\htdocs\xibo Run XAMPP Control Panel and start Apache and Mysql. Go to http://localhost/xibo Enter the admin username and password, it will ask you if you want to do a database version update, click on “Yes” and it will …

Autoplay Embedded Youtube Videos

You may want to autoplay some Youtube videos when you  embed them in a website. By default, this is disabled (which is actually good). Here are the simple instructions to enable autoplay: Go to the Youtube video you’d like to embed in your website, click Share then Embed and copy the iFrame code which should look like: <iframe width=”560″ height=”345″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/hOrJqV13TKs?rel=0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> In order to enable Youtube autoplay, simply change the code as follows: <iframe width=”560″ height=”345″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/hOrJqV13TKs?rel=0&amp;autoplay=1” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> That’s all.

HP to produce more TouchPad and Android 2.3 Port.

Following the success of the HP TouchPad at 99 USD, Hewlett Packard will make a final production run for the TouchPad Tablet. HP announced the new production in “The Next Bench Blog” in a post entitled “More TouchPads on the Way” on the 30th of August 2011: Despite announcing an end to manufacturing webOS hardware, we have decided to produce one last run of TouchPads to meet unfulfilled demand. We don’t know exactly when these units will be available or how many we’ll get, and we can’t promise we’ll have enough for everyone. We do know that it will be at least a few weeks before you can purchase. I can only imagine their are planning a new production run to get rid of components inventory as if it is sold for 99 USD, and the real cost is 318 USD they would make a large loss. Android 2.3 for HP TouchPad HP TouchPad tablet will still be shipped with …

Pogoplug Mobile: NAS for Mobile Devices

Cloud Engines is at IFA 2011 introducing the Pogoplug Mobile, a linux based NAS products specifically aimed at smartphones. It has a USB port to connect mass storage devices as well as a SD Card slot and an Ethernet port. There are 2 main use cases: Streaming: With a hard drive connected to the device (NTFS, FAT or other file systems are supported), you can stream music or video to your device from any place in a world as long as you have internet connectivity via 3G or Wifi. Media Upload: You take pictures or shoot videos with your smartphone and can upload them unto your hard drive via Pogoplug Mobile. To do those 2 tasks you’ll need to install an app on your iPhone or Android device. When you stream videos to your smartphone, the device will transcode the video to a format adapted to your smartphone, so that if you have a 1080p 40Mbit/s video store in your …

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Android Tablet

On September 1, at the IFA 2011 in Berlin, Samsung unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 tablet powered by a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, probably Samsung Exynos Cortex-A9 processor used in Samsung Galaxy S2. Nobody could have guessed but the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 actually features a 7.7″ touchscreen display using Super AMOLED Plus technology (as in Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphone), at first for a screen of this size. The resolution is 1280×800 (WXGA). It is almost as thin as Toshiba AT200 tablet with a thickness of 7.89 mm (vs 7.7 mm) and weights only 335 grams. Here are the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7: Display: 7.7″ 1280×800 (WXGA) Super AMOLED Plus Processor: 1.4 Ghz Dual Core application processor Network: LTE & HSPA + 21Mbps | Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n Memory: 16/32/64 GB movi NAND + microSD 9up to 32 GB) Cameras: 3MP AF LED (Main) + 2 MB FF (Front) Dimensions: 196.7 x 133 x 7.89 mm, 355g Battery: …

Drawing Charts in Android with AChartEngine Library

AChartEngine is a charting library for Android applications that currently supports the following chart types: line chart area chart scatter chart time chart bar chart pie chart bubble chart doughnut chart range (high-low) bar chart dial chart / gauge combined (any combination of line, cubic line, scatter, bar, range bar, bubble) chart cubic line chart They announced that new chart types would be added in future release (Current version is 0.7.0). You can follow the updates for the library on Google Code or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/achartengine. You can download the aChartEngine library on Google Code. You can also download some demo code such as TemperatureChart.java which display the following chart with just 100 lines of code including comments. Here’s the code (TemperatureChart.java) to display the Chart above: