Archive for January, 2013

Android Context Menu Tutorial

January 31st, 2013 Leave a comment
Android Context Menu Tutorial

The context menu in Android is vital to many applications – the best way to think about it is to equate it with a right-click on a normal desktop computer. If you long-press a view in an app, it expands a similar list and you can take certain actions with them that you would not be able to do with regular clicks alone; while many different customizations and actions can be performed with single presses or hard menu buttons, often the quickest and most user-friendly way to implement an action is through the use of these “right-click” or “long-press” menus,… View full post »

5 Useful Android Code Snippets

January 12th, 2013 Leave a comment
5 Useful Android Code Snippets

Sometimes it’s hard to make Android programs without trying to reinvent the wheel: often there are simple tasks that aren’t obvious at the start, and it can be more trouble than it’s worth writing them from scratch. To help make your code writing process easier, here are 5 Android code snippets for some common tasks that may not be obvious! 1. Reading a Text File from A Device SD Card This one is a snippet that’s often used simply because it’s a common use case- the way to do it, however, isn’t always obvious. Here’s a snippet to help you read… View full post »

Top 5 Small Business Switches

January 7th, 2013 (Guest Blogger)Leave a comment
Top 5 Small Business Switches

Small businesses can sometimes have a tough time buying networking equipment. The problem isn’t always a matter of knowing which networking equipment is the best- heavyweights like Cisco, Juniper, and HP have long been providing enterprise-quality switches, routers, and firewalls that are time-tested and well-known for being fast, reliable, and stable. The problem is often the cost- that equipment can cost upwards of thousands of dollars, a budget that often isn’t at all feasible for small businesses. Thankfully, however, there are high-performing, stable, and reliable switches for the small business market that come in at under $1000 and are still… View full post »