Android SQLite tip 1 – Wrap batches of writes in a transaction

August 16, 2011


I’ve been working on the Shhmooze Android app. When the app is first run there are quite large amounts of data that need to be downloaded and persisted to an Android SQLLite db on the device(around 200o records). I was running into an issue where these writes to the db were taking a very long […]

Posted in: Android, SQLLite

Tea Dragons Bottle Labels

July 14, 2011


I’ve just finalised and sent to print the first bottle label for our new Tea Dragons Herbal Infusions drinks range so I thought I’d share it. The  (very tasty)drink is called Elixir of Love and  the flavour is based on Rose and Hibiscus. We are going for an old-school look with a modern twist. So first step […]

Posted in: design, Tea Dragons, work

Getting Started with RabbitMQ on Android – Part 1

June 3, 2011


I’ve been writing a series of posts about how to use RabbitMQ with .net. I initially started using RabbitMQ so I could push live price feeds to my white-label Android trading app VisualSpreads.  So I thought  it was now time to write an article about how to use RabbitMQ with Android. As Android is Java you can […]

Posted in: Android, RabbitMQ

Getting Started With RabbitMQ in .net – Part 3

May 19, 2011


In the previous two examples I built a simple .net application to demonstrate first two sections the RabbitMQ getting started guide in .net. In this post I’ll be looking at the third. Download the Source 3.) Publish/Subscribe The original article (in Java) is here: I’m going to take a slightly different approach to my previous […]

Posted in: .net, RabbitMQ

Somebody is reading my Blog!

May 13, 2011


I’ve only really starting blogging properly recently, I’ve been meaning to do it for years but I always seemed to be too busy or didn’t know what to write about. A little a while ago I decided to make a big effort to actually write some posts/articles that were useful.  I can now be happy that is […]

Posted in: personal, RabbitMQ

Getting Started With RabbitMQ in .net – Part 2

May 10, 2011


In the previous example I built a Windows Form application to demonstrate how to implement the first part of the RabbitMQ getting started example in .net.  This time I’ll be implementing the second part. Download Source Project 2.) Work Queues The original article (in Java) is here: First up lets add a new Form to our solution, lets call […]

Posted in: .net, RabbitMQ

Snow Storm Live Wallpaper Released

May 8, 2011


On Friday I released a little App in the Android market called Snow Storm Live Wallpaper. It does what it say on the tin, It’s a wallpaper with animated snow.  This is all cool but what really amazes me is the number of installs since Friday, it’s been installed nearly 600 times, this is crazy! […]

Posted in: Android, work