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Try Your Hand at the Dropbox API for Android

For cloud and Android developers, Dropbox is a very handy service. It offers cloud storage and a nifty tool to sync data. One of Dropbox’s biggest advantages is that it is so simple…

Let's communicate

Use XMPP to Create Your Own Google Talk Client

Instant communication is the essence of social networking and the Internet. The popular Google Talk, which uses XMPP (Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol), made this Instant Messaging protocol prominent among open standards protocols….

Building the Semantic Web

Web 3.0: Building the Semantic Web

You might have come across the term “Semantic Web Applications” often, during talks about the future of Web apps. Check out what this is all about. There are two aspects to the possible…

Building image processing embedded systems

Building Image Processing Embedded Systems using Python, Part 2

The second part of this article discusses how to use the OpenCV library via the Python interface to perform image processing-based tasks. The previous article gave a brief overview of embedded vision and…

It's Qt

Developing Apps on Qt, Part 1

This article introduces application development using the Qt GUI framework. There was a time when all desktop applications were developed from scratch. Then came the concept of code reuse. Static and shared libraries…

Time to Plone

Exploring Software: Plone with Schemas

Using Dexterity to extend and customise Plone. Last month, you tried Plone 4 and could create a schema interactively. However, at present, it does not seem to be possible to convert the interactive…

Hello there, Foxies

A Letter to Foxy Developers

A look at what makes Mozilla Firefox the most developer friendly browser around, and how you can get the most out of the community-developed Mozilla Firefox. Mozilla Firefox is by far the most…

Android App Development

Android App Development: Hardware and Sensors

I’m back with another article on Android application development. This time, we will discuss how to access some of the phone’s hardware components like the camera flash, accelerometer, etc, with two simple applications…

Tightened Security

Securing Apache, Part 11: Logs, et al.

In this final part of the series, we will discover how to strengthen security in Apache by logging and other miscellaneous ways. Configuring a system to be secure is indeed a key task,…

HTML + JavaScript = Android App

Build Android Apps Using HTML with PhoneGap

With all the hubbub around Android, it’s tempting to make an app yourself. But considerations like, “I don’t know Java,” or “I’m just a Web developer and haven’t ever done app development,” hold…

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