woensdag 31 oktober 2012

Spam you get as an Android Developer


The kind of spam you get as an Android developer is changing. It used to be those kind of messages asking to either deploy your application on their app store. Or to inform you about their ad campaigns that would get you so much more CPM.

Just ignoring most of these messages. This one I didn't want to hide from you. Sure I removed the personal details first!


Hey there!

I was just looking through some of your Android apps and was curious…Have you ever thought about selling the ownership of one of them?

Most developers don’t even know that there is a second market for apps (i.e. a market for mobile app acquisitions). Even crazier, this strategy will actually make you more money in most cases than keeping your app up in the Play Store.

Sorry for not introducing myself (admittedly I got over excited). This is Gerry from ******* (I run our acquisitions department). We broker mobile app acquisitions for Android and iOS developers.

Over the last 3 days alone we have made developers over $40,000.

Either way, I think it would be awesome to continue the conversation. Or at the very least answer any questions you had.

I’d love to make you some more money. I am here to help however I can.

Best,

Gerry

vrijdag 26 oktober 2012

Back to JavaScripting as a Java Developer

Rich clients were hot. They still are but the attention is drifting from anything rich client to just javascripting. The JS frameworks are literally popping up overywhere.

Before getting into these frameworks like jQuery, backbone, angularJS, ... or the even aging prototype you should really look into the basics of javascripting. A lot of Java developer are forced back in the Javascripting world. These are some articles to get you going again. 

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/JavaScript/Introduction_to_Object-Oriented_JavaScript

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2007/08/javascript-for-all-ages/

vrijdag 12 oktober 2012

Running NodeJS on Raspberry PI

I'm curious how this blog post will show up in my traffic overviews. Should be fine with both nodeJS and Raspberry PI in the title :P

Anyway for a top secret project I needed to find out if it's possible to run these nodeJS applications on a Raspberry PI. This is what I found:


(really, I'm not even linking to my own content on this post :P)

woensdag 10 oktober 2012

svn missing on mac os x mountain lion

Check this post if you're looking for your svn command line after updating to mac os X 10.8 mountain lion. It's no longer included. You'll need to download the developer tools to get it back.

http://blog.grapii.com/2012/08/svn-missing-in-mac-os-x-10-8-mountain-lion/