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JPF Reputation and how it works.

by ChristopherLowe on October 19th, 2014 at 09:48 AM
Quote Originally Posted by GregBrannon View Post
I'll be darned. That's what the star does. I played with it on Cornix' last post, and when selected, the choice is given to "approve" or "disapprove," apparently meaning to add positive or negative rep.

Now explain to me what blogging a post does besides build towards coffee cups.
Errr.. I dunno.
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A few Android tips

by ChristopherLowe on January 18th, 2012 at 06:09 AM
Well I have been working with Android for a few weeks now and I am absolutely loving it. Here are a few little tips I have discovered along the way to make life easier.

  • Do not fight with Android. Everybody knows that robots are bigger and stronger than flesh and blood. If you find yourself fighting against the system you are doing something wrong.
  • Do not hard code strings - use the strings.xml resource and come up with a naming convention that works for you. There is no

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Playing sound in andoird

by ChristopherLowe on January 7th, 2012 at 01:04 AM
Adding sound and music to your app is extremely easy. Place your sound file in a new directory res/raw.

import android.media.MediaPlayer;

and then where you want the music to play:

MediaPlayer myMusic = MediaPlayer.create(this, R.raw.splashsound);
myMusic.start();

where splashsound is the sound file's name without the extension.

That's it!
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Programmatically adding buttons in Android

by ChristopherLowe on January 7th, 2012 at 12:59 AM
Well I have had a frustrating few hours working out how to add buttons dynamically. Here is how I did it. Firstly, you need to give the layout an ID in the xml file.

<LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:id="@+id/buttonlayout"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    android:orientation="vertical" >

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Setting up a workstation for Android development (without an IDE)

by ChristopherLowe on January 5th, 2012 at 01:39 AM
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Hi! My name is Chris and I love to program. This is the first of what I hope will be many blog entries on Android development. At times, the content may appear scattered like I have A.D.D. or something. That is because I will be adding things as I work; links, snippets, etc (who am I kidding, I just smoke too much pot). This is not a tutorial, I will not hold your hand and lead you towards enlightenment. Think of this more like breadcrumbs I leave along the path to becoming

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