Monthly Archives: February 2011

Feb. 18th, 2011

I’ve been using Objective C for a few years now and what I enjoy about the language is its dynamic features.  They’re surprisingly clean and effective given that they’re essentially just smalltalk-isms grafted on to straight C. The more powerful introspective features are unfortunately only available when accessing Objective C’s… read the rest of the article

Posted in: iPhone

Feb. 17th, 2011

From time to time it’s useful to find out what font a web site is using, either out of curiousity or because you like the look and want to use it in your own designs. A sufficiently geeky typophile may be able to instantly tell a Gill Sans from a… read the rest of the article

Posted in: Design

Feb. 10th, 2011

The first thing I explain to Product Owners when they’re working with a development team for the first time is that there are two kinds of “never”. There’s the Business never, and then there’s Developer Never. Developer Never is, of course, never. Never-never. Then there’s Business Never, which really means… read the rest of the article

Posted in: Software Process

Feb. 10th, 2011

Project Manager: “These completion dates come from very high up.  It was part of the VP’s presentation to the CTO.”Development Manager: “We must hit these dates.”Development Lead: “What can we do to make this date?”Developer: “We can’t move the date.  We have to cut these corners.”Vice President (the day before… read the rest of the article

Posted in: Software Process

Feb. 8th, 2011

GPSView Recently, we created GPSView, a free Android application to show a user the location of GPS satellites they can detect. The following post is an explanation into how the math works and provides some Java code examples of how to calculate this. In regards to GPS, it turns out… read the rest of the article

Posted in: Android, Geographic Information Systems, Java