Are You Interested In Weekend Hangouts For Coders?

Hi! Thanks for stopping by. Have you ever wanted to participate in live hangouts with coders?. If that sounds like you, let me share with you an idea I just thought about: Google+ Hangouts on The Weekends (Saturday) for coders(beginners and experts alike)!

live hangouts for coders

I am looking for coders who are willing to hangout on Saturdays for a few hours (could be 1 – 2) on Google Plus. The hangouts will involve teaching each other new things and writing code to solve small problems that fit the available time span.

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.

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

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:

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.