Friday, December 9, 2011

Php lesson two is up!

I decided I'd get lesson one and two of php us quickly but I've to spend time studying for exams now so they'll be put up slightly slower!

Lesson 2: Your First Program
Lesson 1: Getting Set Up is available here!
Hopefully you'll enjoy it!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Lesson one for Php

The first lesson for Php is up! Its just a brief introduction and gives all the details you need to get set up for your own programming adventures!

Lesson one is available: here.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


I've been learning Php on and off for the last few weeks, its a pretty easy language with a nice syntax and plenty of uses. If I was starting to learn to program again I'd probably start there as I struggled to find a starting point those two short years ago. So, over the Christmas break I'm going to do my best to put together some introduction to programming tutorials based in Php. It is at the bottom of a long list so it could be a slow series!

I'll put together everything that needs to be covered in my next php post! Hopefully someone will actually learn from them! :)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The App

Following a slight setback in the Imagine cup my main project is now developing an android app for my friend! Its a good idea and I'll be writing alot about it once I've it on the market by late January, stemming from its concept I'm probably going to put together afew games. I'll be uploading small tutorials, more to prove to myself that I understand what I'm doing than to teach anyone who reads this but none the less they'll be here and I'll be covering the google maps api along with integrating it with android! And I've college exams to do, it helps that these projects have such strong links with my course.

On a side note Google maps 6.0 was released today and looks pretty nice, mapping the indoors, great idea, lets see how long it is until someone kicks up a fuss about security...

Friday, November 18, 2011


I've spent the last few days blazing through the android SDK and it seems incredibly easy to get relatively functional apps up and running quickly, it's very nicely laid out. My only problem with it is how eclipse dependant it seems to be, at this point I'm surprised they haven't provided a android based IDE, with the option, of course, to still use eclipse or whatever you may want to use... Looking forward to getting that project up and running, the foundations have been laid, once exams finish the building will commence!

Looks like I'll be taking my plunge into the cloud soon, specifically Microsofts azure to produce our Imagine cup project, we could equally wind up using XNA. We've come up with two great ideas, hopefully we'll be able to do the chosen one justice and bring it into the real world. I'll post the loosing idea here, just so its not abandoned completely, that way it will exist somewhere other than within a select few peoples heads!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The two main adventures of this year will be (and drumroll....)

The imagine cup and a small app for android!

The imagine cup which is this for those of you who dont know is something I'm really looking forward to participating in. As of now we're just a team of two and we may or may not be asking another one or two to join, we'll see what the workload is like! I'm not going to share the idea yet but in about 70days I'll be having fairly frequent blogs about it. Lets see if we can progress to the world stage!

Project number 2 is an android app that I'm developing for my friend! That too will be a closely guarded secret but I might be posting some code up here just to help myself through the thought process. I'm just after installing the SDK on eclipse which wasn't too bad, looking forward to tinkering with it.

I might even try my hand at afew android tutorials, although there's plenty of documentation out there, we'll see!


Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Beginning

Seeing as this is my first post as a blogger (a word which I happen to really dislike) I suppose I'll tell you (the person who stumbles across this blog) what I'll be writing about.

I'm a programmer, and I love programming, so I'm going to share my programming adventures with you. I'm not entirely sure what these programs will be but I will be providing source code for them so you can modify themselves or do whatever you want with them! I'll be making programs in languages from C to php and C# to java. I'll also try get some tutorials together starting with C and working our way into object orientated programming.

Hopefully some people will find this interesting and become regular readers but I'll always try to stay adding content regardless of readership!
Lets begin!