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Creating a Text to Speech Application

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 … 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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Learning syntax and programming languages

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 … Continue reading

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Conditionally display fields in a gridview (ASP.Net)

The following code will display one of two fields based on the value of the first field. Place the following vb code within the RowDataBound event.If e.Row.Cells(0).Text > “A” Then e.Row.Cells(7).Visible = True e.Row.Cells(8).Visible = False Else e.Row.Cells(7).Visible = False … 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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How to process files in weighted order with RPGLE/SQL

Here is an easy way to read from a file using RPGLE/SQL and weight the sequence (sort them) based on data within a specific field. CSR EXSR01 BEGSR C/EXEC SQL C+ DECLARE C1 CURSOR FOR C+ SELECT DBFIELD1, DBFIELD2, DBFIELD3 … Continue reading

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Straight Line Coding

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

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