Archive for the ‘Java’ Category

OSHCamp 2012 Talk – Developing Linux on Embedded Devices Slides

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Here are the slides to the talk I gave at Open Source Hardware Camp 2012 here in the UK.

Upgrading your UK T-Mobile Google G1 (HTC Dream) to Android 2.x

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

I’m currently developing a new project. Its a bluetooth enabled bracelet. I wanted to write an iPhone app to control it. However, much as I like my iPhone 4, Apple’s policy about locking the thing down sucks. So I then looked at writing an Android application for my G1. The problem with that is that bluetooth support only arrived in Android 2.0 and T-Mobile/HTC ceased upgrades at 1.6 on the G1. Since my G1 is two years old and out of contract I decided to be brave and upgrade it to Android 2.2. Note the G1 is called the HTC Dream in many markets.


Installing eclipse for multiple programming languages

Friday, November 20th, 2009

I can do almost everything I need to do in OS X but just occasionally I need Linux. So I recently installed a VirtualBox VM running Ubuntu 9.10. I use Eclipse as my favoured IDE since I can run it on all three of the major OSes and it has good support for C, C++ and Java which is what I use mostly for work. So the next thing for me was to install Eclipse. This is where things became interesting.

Using PHP sessions from Java

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

This blog post is the first in a number of what I hope are useful coding related posts. I’ve been coding for many years in many languages on many platforms. I tend to solve issues using a combination of technologies so many of my posts will be based around combining technologies. Others will be basically describing gotchas that I have found during development and how I solved or worked around them. This post is about using PHP’s session handling from a Java client, i.e. not a browser.