Flutter surging in 2019
What the Flutter?
LinkedIn data recently published on the Learning blog shows Flutter is among the fastest growing skills for Software Engineers with Android Design coming in as second. Since learning about Flutter late 2017 we’ve been keeping an eager eye on this emerging SDK for cross platform development. With it’s abundance of developer friendly features such as […]
It’s time to migrate to AndroidX!
Excuse the language… 😉 What the Flutter? Coming from a strong Android development background and dabbling in early iOS using C# and more recently getting familiar with Swift. I decided to research the maturity of some cross-platform solutions earlier this year, such as Apache Cordova, React Native and Xamarin — even tinkering with each one […]
HTTPS, there’s no more excuses!
Devs, It’s time to get acquainted with AndroidX! What is AndroidX? You might be wondering, errr what AndroidX… just like I did… AndroidX is the new android.support.*! For years, us developers have been using the Android Support libraries to keep our apps working on earlier versions of Android. The support library provided a standard way […]
Ubuntu 18.04… bon voyage 16.04!
It’s 2018 and it’s time to secure your valuable website or web application! There should be no reasons to avoid it any longer, in fact there are many benefits in doing it now. What is HTTPS? HTTPS stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) — it’s the secure version of HTTP used to deliver your […]
PlatformIO to the rescue!
WOW! Ubuntu 18.04 is a welcomed upgrade from 16.04, from aesthetics to functionality you can really tell there’s been plenty of thought put into this release! I’ve been running Ubuntu as my primary desktop workhorse for a number of years now — since 11.04. My top apps These are my top apps I always install […]
Bridging TP-Link WD9977 with Billion 7800VDOX for nbn™ FTTN
I’ve been working on an Arduino project that supports four slightly different wiring schematics, using #define / #ifdef to manage the pin differences of each schematic — when it comes to release time I’ve been manually compiling the firmware for each schematic variation. Although four isn’t too big of a deal, I wanted to automate […]
nbn™ has finally arrived! In preparation for this I decided to purchase a TP-Link WD9977 VDSL modem/router to place in bridge mode and use with my existing Billion 7800VDOX router — in this post I’m going to share the steps needed to setup the WD9977 in bridge mode and use my existing router for all […]
I love to document everything I learn — my approach is to retain only key minimal pieces of information in my head and refer back to my documentation to rejig that knowledge! Don’t try to fill that brain of yours with everything… keep it fresh and always thinking not storing! 🙂 My thirst for knowledge and recording […]