How To Build Simple App Using HTML5 Web Storage API – Part III

Hello!This is the third post on how to use html5 web storage api to create a simple web application (sticky notes). If you have not read the second post, please click here to get started before going forward – although it is up to you to choose. Today, I am going to complete the app by adding some improvements and fixing some potential errors in the design. Enjoy with me!

html5 web storage api

Before the end of my second post in this series, we had something that looked like this:

html5 web storage example

How To Build a Simple App Using HTML5 Web Storage API – Part I

Hello there! It is nice to see you here (I am not really seeing you). Today, I am getting back to serious business – sharing what I have learned over the years and writing some markup and code as we go. This post will be in two parts. This is the first part. HTML5 is something we cannot ignore anymore, at least that is what I think. So what is Web Storage API? We will find out soon.

how to build web apps using html5 and web storage

Most developers are used to storing client data in a cookie. Cookies are limited to 4K of data. Today however, it doesn’t take much effort to realize that we need more space. That is where HTML5 Web Storage comes in.

Is Microsoft Winning In Kenya or Not?

Apparently Microsoft and Kenya are great friends. The other day, I stumbled upon a news article talking about a meeting between Microsoft’s Global President ( Mr. Jean-Philippe Courtois) and the president of Kenya (Uhuru Kenyatta). What were they talking about? Computers in grade schools (or as they normally call it – primary schools). Every computer needs software and this time, Microsoft appears to be looking at the big picture. Perhaps we can now ask ourselves this question: where is Google? Or maybe not!

microsoft kenya

How To Build a Blog Using Google App Engine – Publishing

Today, I did both a video recap and got my simple blog published. I am going to create a new video demonstrating how to publish your own blog after you feel confident enough to let users see it in public.

building-a-blog-using-google-app-engine

You are probably thinking ..what happened to the blog posts? I know, I just played around with the css and rotated them at an angle – so it is not by mistake that they appear tilted. Cool huh? I figured there was no need to repeat what everybody has been doing for years! Bend the rules!

Object Oriented Programming In Java – Inheritance

Object oriented programming in java is very powerful and a clear understanding is important. While I was trying to dig deeper, I realized that there is more to it than I actually knew. So, I looked around the web and spent some time on StackOverflow! Now let us create a simple file here Base.java

[java]
public class Base{
public static void main(String[] args]){
//do some cool stuff here
}
}
[/java]

How To Build a Blog Using Google App Engine

Hello there! I have been busy creating videos for both Google Maps APIs and most recently building a blog from scratch using Google App Engine – which is free and awesome. I am going to shorten the length of this post that way, I save you some time to watch some of the videos which are also available on YouTube.

How to build a blog using Google App Engine – Setup

This video shows you how to set up the environment on your computer and includes downloading and installing both Python27 and Google App Engine: Ejoy!

Programming With Google Maps APIs – Part VI

Hello! Nice to see you and thanks for stopping by. In the last two days I took a detour from programming but today I am going to pick up from where I left Google Maps APIs – Part V . Today’s post will be relatively shorter than previous ones because I am completing a section (at the end, I will give an app idea). Let us get to it. We should start with our previous finishing code:

[javascript]
(function () {
window.onload = function () {
var mapDiv =  document.getElementById(‘map’);

var options = {
zoom: 3,
center: new google.maps.LatLng(37.09, -95.71),
mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP
};
var map = new google.maps.Map(mapDiv, options);

What To Do After College and Without a Job

So you just graduated or even lost your job and you are looking for a new one. Everywhere you look, you see bad news. Everybody seems to be smarter than you, more experienced and yet willing to take less pay for the gig. You have spent so much money running around mailing your resume. It is a messy world you say.

job-interviews

Programming With Google Maps APIs – Part V

Hello! I am back to show you how to add Google maps markers to your map. At the end of my fourth Google Maps APIs  post, I mentioned in passing that I will be starting with Markers today and that is exactly where I will start. To make things fun, here is what a marker looks like – you have probably seen one if you have used a map before!

how to program with google maps api marker

There you have it! So a marker is a small image that is positioned at a specific place on a map. Now we can figure out how to add it to our own map. We will start with a basic code for our map.

Programming With Google Maps APIs – Part III

Hello! Thanks for stopping by. I didn’t post anything yesterday because I was asked to read and review an AngularJS Starter book which ended up taking all my time. It was a good experience because I learned some new stuff. That being said, today, I am going to continue with our Google Maps APIs series. My last post  ended with the code below and so let us pick up from there:

[javascript]
(function () {
window.onload = function () {
var mapDiv = document.getElementById(‘map’);
var latlng = new google.maps.LatLng(37.09, -95.71);