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Smart Innovators Value Smaller Teams Over Better Processes

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Creating a Text to Speech Application

Creating a Text to Speech Application is surprisingly simple on android. I’m going to write a quick post with some great pointers on how to accomplish this. What you need: Android SDK Eclipse (I’m using Helios) Lets begin: First we … Continue reading

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Learning the Language

Most introductory educational programming courses and textbooks focus on teaching the features of a specific language and how to use them. The volume of features in many languages requires such focus and acquiring such knowledge plays a large part of … Continue reading

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Left verses Right

One might question the effectiveness of one process over another in IT organizations. It cannot be argued the fact that IT process changes have made this industry the better. Integrated applications have become more and more complex as allowed by hardware advancements. Applications of today mandate varying models for process controls. There is one resource however that has remained constant – people. Continue reading

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Learning syntax and programming languages

Repetition is listed as an important method of learning software development; however, straight-line coding would not change significantly 2 years from now for most coders. There are two distinguishes types of knowledge – syntactic and semantic. While syntactic knowledge varies … Continue reading

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Software Development – Science or Art?

Comparisons have been made between teaching software development to new students and learning a new foreign language. Acquiring software development skills in many cases has as many similarities to the school of arts as to the sciences. Composing a new … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with straight-line coding?

The prevalent view of straight-line coding defines it as code with minimal branching, that is – based on certain conditions the execution will follow one path or another. I define straight-line coding as the method many developers follow by writing … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with software today? – straight-line coding. . .

Straight-line coding can be described as the tendency of novice software developers to code from start to finish for each set of circumstances. The straight-line code employed by developers is in some ways similar to greedy algorithms. The developer has … Continue reading

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