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.

http://www.cyberspice.org.uk/downloads/EmbeddedLinux.pdf

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.

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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.
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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.

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