Mar 3, 2010
Switching between displayable objects such as canvases and alerts can become tricky when working on more complex applications. Code can easily become cluttered with excess “display” and “midlet” references, despite that there is usually only one unique display instance.
Jan 19, 2010
Namespaces are an extremely useful tool when working with numerous classes, functions or even objects in many programming languages. They allow the developer to group these entities in an intuitive way to facilitate readability.
Nov 26, 2009
With many thanks to Graham over at the Nokia Discussion forums I came across an interesting Wiki article (Platform independent key events processing) which provides a class that tries to determine common non-standard keycodes for a variety of handsets. The second handset that I tested was an LG KS360, unfortunately this detection class was unable to detect the soft key buttons.
Nov 18, 2009
As many of you will be aware, the soft key buttons on mobile phones are general purpose whose purpose change with regard to context. Most popular handsets have two of these directly beneath the screen (one to the left, and one to the right).
Oct 13, 2009
In a recent project I found myself needing more flexibility when cross-referencing XML content during XSLT transformations. The XSLT 2.0 specification (as implemented by Michael Kay) only includes shorthand XPointers. So this seemed a good opportunity to write a more complete implementation of the XPointer Framework for Michael Kay’s fantastic Saxon processor.
Aug 25, 2009
I wanted to have a go at creating my first mobile game so I did some research to find out which tools people are using to do this. I found that games can be made for phones with J2ME (Java 2 Micro Edition) using the NetBeans IDE. Since this is my first J2ME game I just wanted to start with something straightforward. So I created a little game called “Worm” where you just have to collect as many fruit as possible.