Month: May 2010

Android Application Development Tutorial :: Part 1

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Hello All.

Hope everything is going good at your end …

Today I’m going to start new series of my tutorial. This is related to Android application development. Here I will try to explain about androidplatform,  its core constitutes and development of some simple applications for android based smartphones.  In whole story, I will cover following areas.

  • Android basics
  • Setting your system for android
  • Core concepts of an android application
  • Developing your first android application
  • Running/debugging your application
  • Packaging of your application in apk format
  • Zipalign and signing your application
  • 2D/3D games development

Hope you will learn more new things with these tutorials and help me out via your comments and critics to improve them …

Welcome to android world …

Have a nice day ..

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Hunza Lake Updates …

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Steve Jobs to Open Apple’s Developer Conference on June 7

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It’s official: Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference will start on Monday, June 7 at 10:00 a.m with a keynote address by Apple’s CEO, Steve Jobs.

Although Apple has lately leaked far more information than usual, most notoriously with the double leak of the next iPhone prototype and an iPod Touch with a camera, the anticipation levels for this year’s WWDC are as big as ever.

Besides the next iPhone, big sales figures for the iPad and some jabs at Android, we can probably expect a surprise or two. When asked by a concerned fan whether Apple has some good announcements prepared for the WWDC, Steve Jobs promised him he “won’t be disappointed.” That’s all we ask, really.

The conference runs from June 7 to June 11, providing advanced content for developers across five key technology tracks: Application Frameworks, Internet & Web, Graphics & Media, Developer Tools and Core OS. Apple engineers will deliver more than 100 solutions-oriented technical sessions and labs to developers in attendance.

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C# Color Names And Codes

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Last night i was working on a project of C# and required some color schemes for row color of a grid, and first time i got familiarity with System.Drawing namespace.  Its simply amazing …. really solved my many problems in just playing mode. First i use its colors and thought should share with you people. Some others features will discuss some other time..

Hear are the color codes are taken from the HTML specifications, whose names correspond to the names given for the .KnownColor attributes. For example, to get one of these color schemes, you would write

Color c = Color.FromKnownColor(KnownColor.colorname)

where colorname is from the table below. The values are also supplied; so you could use the FromArgb method to create the color. The following two lines produce the same color:

Color c1 = Color.FromArgb(32,178,170);
Color c2 = Color.FromKnownColor(KnownColor.LightSeaGreen);

In the table, I have assigned the exact color values given. The rendering you actually see will depend upon whether or not your browser honors 24-bit color requests (some browsers will map colors to the “nearest Web palette color”), the adjustments to your monitor, and the corrections your video card applies.


.AliceBlue 240,248,255 .LightSalmon 255,160,122
.AntiqueWhite 250,235,215 .LightSeaGreen 32,178,170
.Aqua 0,255,255 .LightSkyBlue 135,206,250
.Aquamarine 127,255,212 .LightSlateGray 119,136,153
.Azure 240,255,255 .LightSteelBlue 176,196,222
.eige 245,245,220 .LightYellow 255,255,224
.Bisque 255,228,196 .Lime 0,255,0
.Black 0,0,0 .LimeGreen 50,205,50
.BlanchedAlmond 255,255,205 .Linen 250,240,230
.Blue 0,0,255 .Magenta 255,0,255
.BlueViolet 138,43,226 .Maroon 128,0,0
.Brown 165,42,42 .MediumAquamarine 102,205,170
.BurlyWood 222,184,135 .MediumBlue 0,0,205
.CadetBlue 95,158,160 .MediumOrchid 186,85,211
.Chartreuse 127,255,0 .MediumPurple 147,112,219
.Chocolate 210,105,30 .MediumSeaGreen 60,179,113
.Coral 255,127,80 .MediumSlateBlue 123,104,238
.CornflowerBlue 100,149,237 .MediumSpringGreen 0,250,154
.Cornsilk 255,248,220 .MediumTurquoise 72,209,204
.Crimson 220,20,60 .MediumVioletRed 199,21,112
.Cyan 0,255,255 .MidnightBlue 25,25,112
.DarkBlue 0,0,139 .MintCream 245,255,250
.DarkCyan 0,139,139 .MistyRose 255,228,225
.DarkGoldenrod 184,134,11 .Moccasin 255,228,181
.DarkGray 169,169,169 .NavajoWhite 255,222,173
.DarkGreen 0,100,0 .Navy 0,0,128
.DarkKhaki 189,183,107 .OldLace 253,245,230
.DarkMagena 139,0,139 .Olive 128,128,0
.DarkOliveGreen 85,107,47 .OliveDrab 107,142,45
.DarkOrange 255,140,0 .Orange 255,165,0
.DarkOrchid 153,50,204 .OrangeRed 255,69,0
.DarkRed 139,0,0 .Orchid 218,112,214
.DarkSalmon 233,150,122 .PaleGoldenrod 238,232,170
.DarkSeaGreen 143,188,143 .PaleGreen 152,251,152
.DarkSlateBlue 72,61,139 .PaleTurquoise 175,238,238
.DarkSlateGray 40,79,79 .PaleVioletRed 219,112,147
.DarkTurquoise 0,206,209 .PapayaWhip 255,239,213
.DarkViolet 148,0,211 .PeachPuff 255,218,155
.DeepPink 255,20,147 .Peru 205,133,63
.DeepSkyBlue 0,191,255 .Pink 255,192,203
.DimGray 105,105,105 .Plum 221,160,221
.DodgerBlue 30,144,255 .PowderBlue 176,224,230
.Firebrick 178,34,34 .Purple 128,0,128
.FloralWhite 255,250,240 .Red 255,0,0
.ForestGreen 34,139,34 .RosyBrown 188,143,143
.Fuschia 255,0,255 .RoyalBlue 65,105,225
.Gainsboro 220,220,220 .SaddleBrown 139,69,19
.GhostWhite 248,248,255 .Salmon 250,128,114
.Gold 255,215,0 .SandyBrown 244,164,96
.Goldenrod 218,165,32 .SeaGreen 46,139,87
.Gray 128,128,128 .Seashell 255,245,238
.Green 0,128,0 .Sienna 160,82,45
.GreenYellow 173,255,47 .Silver 192,192,192
.Honeydew 240,255,240 .SkyBlue 135,206,235
.HotPink 255,105,180 .SlateBlue 106,90,205
.IndianRed 205,92,92 .SlateGray 112,128,144
.Indigo 75,0,130 .Snow 255,250,250
.Ivory 255,240,240 .SpringGreen 0,255,127
.Khaki 240,230,140 .SteelBlue 70,130,180
.Lavender 230,230,250 .Tan 210,180,140
.LavenderBlush 255,240,245 .Teal 0,128,128
.LawnGreen 124,252,0 .Thistle 216,191,216
.LemonChiffon 255,250,205 .Tomato 253,99,71
.LightBlue 173,216,230 .Turquoise 64,224,208
.LightCoral 240,128,128 .Violet 238,130,238
.LightCyan 224,255,255 .Wheat 245,222,179
.LightGoldenrodYellow 250,250,210 .White 255,255,255
.LightGreen 144,238,144 .WhiteSmoke 245,245,245
.LightGray 211,211,211 .Yellow 255,255,0
.LightPink 255,182,193 .YellowGreen 154,205,50

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Book Review :: Java/J2EE Job Interview Companion

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Java/J2EE Job Interview Companion is book having 400+ Java/J2EE Interview questions with clear and concise answers for: job seekers (junior/senior developers, architects, team/technical leads), promotion seekers, pro-activelearners and interviewers. Free download Lulu top 100 best seller. Increase your earning potential by learning, applying and succeeding. Learn the fundamentals relating to Java/J2EE in an easy to understand questions and answers approach. Covers 400+ popular interview Q&A with lots of diagrams, examples, code snippets, cross referencing and comparisons. This is not only an interview guide but also a quick reference guide, a refresher material and a roadmap covering a wide range of Java/J2EE related topics.

In a glance

  • In its own ethics this is a very unique book.
  • Though there are tons of internet sites listing the j2ee interview questions, the author of this book has taken great effort and care to list the questions and answers.
  • The book leaves no topics un-turned. Gives very clear and short explanations for every topic and questions and goes through in-detail if needed.
  • The answers were followed by neat images if necessary, which many other site/book doesn’t.
  • This book will certainly help both the interview host and attendee.
  • I liked the chapters related to Design patterns, WebSerivces and Testing, which you may not find other books/sites.
  • Very well organized for quick interview preparation as well.
  • The advantages and disadvantages of each piece of j2ee are discussed.
  • Section 3 of this book “how would you go about…” is very well written and each question were the real ones that you will come across in technical interview.
  • Reading this book will sure give you confidence for answering the questions that were not covered in this book for brevity reasons.
  • A best bet for preparing j2ee technical interview and its worth buying.

I have upload this book to my ftp … you can download it from here.
or direct link is http://iainteractive.pk/ftp/Document.pdf

Get knowledge and spread …

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10K+ visitors ..

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Read in the name of your Lord Who created. He created man from a clot.
Read and your Lord is Most Honorable.
Who taught (to write) with the pen.  Taught man what he knew not.

Indeed it is Allah’s utmost blessing that we are among the best creation of this universe, and even more, we are among those who knows read and write. We are among the civilized population of this world. We learn new things every day and experience different aspects of life daily. As a part of this community, it is now our foremost duty to share and spread the knowledge we have.

Last time when i checked my blog, it was around 9,894 visitors …. i think on Monday, 2 days back … it has now jumped over 10, 100 .. wao … I’m really happy to see 5 digit there 🙂 I really thank to all my friends and all those who visited every post i published and shared those contents with their friends.

I want to share some info regarding my web corner. From the day when i started

  • I published76 different posts in 18 different categories and sub categories.
  • There are 238 tags associates with those posts.
  • I got 167 comments on my posts.  (too much few  😦 friends … wake up … its time to speak 🙂 com’ooonnn  )
  • The post that has most number of hits is 2nd part of black berry application development tutorial. It got 1600+ visitors.

  • Right now the counter is showing me 10,111 visitors so for. The graph of weekly and monthly hits are as follow


Post count per month was as follow

In the end i would like to thank again all those people who gave their valuable comments to my every word i share and encourage my efforts. I hope you will continue this in future too and will make me to write more useful stuff to share knowledge and info that Allah give us …

Have a nice day.

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Dr. Zakir Naik – Does God exist?

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