Archive for the ‘Software Development’ Category

Let’s Talk OS

Posted on January 31st, 2009 by Jason

One of the great things about this time and age is the variety of products available to us as consumers.  From the perspective of Operating Systems, or OS’s, the spolight has been pointed at Microsoft and Windows for the longest time.  Though the majority of computer users still use some form of Windows, the evolution of the competition has allowed for two powerful competitors to get some major attention: OSX and Ubuntu Linux.  Click to read more…

My Second Windows Mobile App

Posted on January 28th, 2009 by Jason

If you’re looking for a post with my first WinMo app, don’t bother.  It didn’t work out too well 🙂  But it did allow me to learn a lot about developing on the .NET platform in C# for Windows Mobile 6 and I was even able to reuse a lot of my code for this app.  I named the program GParkS.  Click to read more…

Open Source Projects

Posted on January 24th, 2009 by Jason

A little while ago I participated in an IT Solutions Journal open call article about my experience with the Rockbox open source project.  I am a big fan of open source projects because they are built on voluntary effort by communities of people who want to see some product reach its full potential (which is not provided by the original manufacturer).  My first, and current, mp3 player is an iRiver H120.  This thing is 4-5 years old and still working great.  I got this over an iPod because of its hardware capabilities and because of the custom software that was available from the Rockbox project.  The article describes more about Rockbox software and open source projects (like those in the Useful Programs section) in general.  It’s posted here at the ITSJ website, but I also included it below. Click to read more…