What Patience and Passion Can Pay You

Hello! Thank you for stopping by and I hope you are having a great weekend – unless you have already crossed into Monday! Today I was expecting to visit a local zoo but it didn’t happen due to unavoidable circumstances – meaning you will not see cute lions and chimps until I visit them soon. Right now though, I want to say something about patience and Passion. 

how to succeed in life after failing

More often that not, I ask myself questions about life. The common whys and ifs. I believe most of us do. When will I succeed? Then even more: How many times must I fail? Why are my plans looking good at first and yet they never bear any fruit in the end?

After 15 Hours of Ruby and Ruby on Rails

Hello! Three days ago, I spent two hours each learning Ruby through Lynda dot com. This was not necessarily my first encounter with Ruby but I will say that it was the first serious attempt at learning to program in it. One thing that I did a month ago was to go through the highly recommended Ruby on Rails online book (approx 8 hours). This post will describe briefly what I thought. Let us get started.

programming with ruby language

Perhaps it might be of help(to those who might not know) to mention the fact that Ruby on Rails is NOT Ruby. Instead, Ruby on Rails (commonly written as RoR) is a Framework written in Ruby language.

A Night In The Life of a Computer Programmer

Hello! I hope you had a good Sunday. Mine was awesome because I got to play tennis, watch my local soccer team score 4 goals against the visiting team and finally, post about what was going through my mind last night as I tried hard to sleep. For me, it is more like “a night in the life of a computer programmer”, not necessarily a day!

night-inthe-life-of-a-software-developer

Have you ever had one of those moments when your mind is racing faster than you can process the information? If you love programming like I do, I have no doubt you have been through this more than once.

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!

Storing and Retrieving Data From Google App Engine Datastore

Today, I created two videos as a continuation of my YouTube series (How To Build a Blog Using Google App Engine). This post will be short because you might need just a little over 5 minutes a piece to watch the two tutorials. Basically, the first video shows you how to store posts in the datastore while the second video shows you how to retrieve and display the same posts on a web page! Pretty fun stuff. Let us get to them, shall we?

Now here is video 5 in the series:

How To Build a Blog Using Google App Engine – part 5

My First Baseball Game With Cool Photos

Hello! Yeah, today I finally attended a pro baseball game (Kansas City Royals vs. some Canadian team), something I never wished to do(I was invited by a friend for his birthday). I know, I should remember the other team’s name but it just slipped off my head. You are probably wondering why! You know one of those things you really don’t get? For me, baseball is that thing. So, following the advice of some smart people, I decided to give it a shot. In life, they say you should do that which you have always thought you couldn’t do. You like non-fiction books? Then read fiction books. You love soccer? Then try football or baseball. The same applies to other things. That being said, I have some cool photos to show you from the game – at least I didn’t come back empty-handed right? The Royals won! Android Phone at work!

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!

Obama Apologizes and Justin Bieber Wants His Monkey Back

Hello there! This is my weekend recap and it is all about what I think about the events of the week. There are several events but I will only rant about a few of them which include Obama apologizing to Kamala Harris – the California attorney general and Kim Jong-Un of North Korea threating both US and South korea!

First things first, I still see nothing evil about Barack Obama saying that Kamala Harris is the best looking attorney general in the country. The only thing that worries me is what Michelle Obama would say when all doors are closed at the White House. Worst case: forcing him to sleep on the couch for complimenting another woman?

Moving Out of WordPress

Hi! Thanks for stopping by. Today, I decided to migrate my blog from WordPress to a self-hosted  domain : I was lucky enough to find www.simpledeveloper.com available and so I grabbed it and ran away!.

moving-my-blog-to-a-new-host

When I realized that I could do more outside WordPress, I decided to take the risk. I am still using WordPress as a blogging platform. What I changed is where my blog is hosted. One other important thing is that I don’t have to type .wordpress when visiting my site anymore! Now a few takeaways: