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    Lessons learned from PhoneGap (Cordova) and jQueryMobile on Android

    I recently created my first Android app – JustTodo. This is a simple app but took considerable time to finish due many unexpected problems. Google wasn’t too helpful either. Here is a list of issues I faced and their solutions I discovered. General tips Zooming and Scaling I presume that you have already encountered suggestions […]

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    The Emperor’s Old Clothes

    This is a republication from ACM’s archive of Prof. C. A. R. Hoare‘s lecture at 1980 ACM Turning Award. Prof. Hoare is popularly known for inventing QuickSort. The original piece can be found as PDF here. The primary reason for republishing this is the source PDF’s fonts. The PDF fonts are too horrible to read. […]

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    Django-Select2: Select2 for Django

    Select2 Select2 is an excellent Javascript framework which transforms mundane <select> fields to cool looking and searchable. This is a very handy when there are quite a number of options to select from. Select2 also allows dynamic fetching of options from server via Ajax. Select2’s webpage has a neat demo of this. Django-Select2 Django includes […]

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    ADF Super Code Snippets

    Oracle’s ADF (Application Developer Framework) is J2EE technology stack to rapidly develop enterprise applications. As with all enterprise applications, ADF focuses on data handling and makes it quite easy to present the data to the users in variety of ways. As you will already know that ADF is a blanket term which encompasses many layers […]

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Using pinned self-signed SSL certificate with Android Volley

Recently for one of my Android apps I wanted to use a self-signed certificate on the server-side. However, if you try to connect to such a server with default settings, the connection is going to be refused. This is because it has been signed by you (your server domain), and ‘you’ is not trusted by […]

Relief Trust India review – It’s a Scam!

I should admit that I donated to them once after a preliminary cross-check. However, it seems I still got fooled. After that they started calling me at any time for more donations, and tried to use their “pressure” tactics. I requested them many times not to call me, but just send me an email. However, […]

Telangana: Pay GHMC Property Tax online

I always used to pay this tax from eseva portal, but now for some reason, this option is no longer available there. Finally I found an alternate place to pay this tax and the convenience fee I was charged (for net banking) was around Rs.5 only. Goto http://www.ghmc.gov.in/ and look for a “Payments” tab then […]

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Create a Tag field using Django-Select2.

The excellent framework – Select2, have had support for tags for a long time, but Django-Select2 lacked that, until now (version 4.2.0). Tag fields are very much like any multiple value input field except that it allows users to enter values which does not exist in the backing model. So, that the users can add […]