You are currently browsing the monthly archives for September 2017

Programming Tutorial Android Development; Andengine

  • Posted on September 22, 2017 at 4:31 am
telepresence

Finally Ive been able to check out the Game programming for Android. Ive found several Android game programming tutorials out there, but none of them were really exciting or user friendly. However, I was able to find an open source game engine which makes the life of a programmer a lot easier when it comes to game programming for the Android platform.

Andengine

The Andengine is an open source, free game engine strictly aimed at the Android platform. It offers Physics such as gravity or collision checks to the developer. Its based on OpenGL and offers a lot of functions which make the life of a game developer a lot easier. The advantages of this game engine are that you dont need to mess around with OpenGL directly when programming games for Android. You get some easy to use and fancy classes, so you can develop fast and efficient games in no time! Also this game engine is being developed on right now, so its not like a game engine which is dead and has a low user base. Its very wide spread and there are a lot of apps out there on the Android Market (obviously games) which were programming using the AndEngine. However, there is one problem with this game engine, which will probably scare away a lot of users; the documentation. The game engine might be coded fine and you can view the source code, but there is no or low documentation. There are examples out there for basically anything your game developer heart desires, also there is a community that will be glad to help you out, but there is no Javadoc for example, which is a badly wound for the AndEngine. However, its open source and free, so you cant expect more, its just great!

My own experiences with the Andengine

To be honest I havent had that much experience with the AndEngine. I have just been playing around for a while now with the examples out there and I will soon post some game tutorials in the near future on this blog, so you can get a feeling for the AndEngine. However, it seems that stuff which should be very easy to do, such as loading a picture into the memory, is not that easy using the AndEngine. Let me put it in another way, it is easy and user friendly, but its not very intuitive, you will need to get a feeling for the AndEngine first, if you have been programming with other Game development kits or engines, it has its own special approach. However, the code is very readable and well maintainable. Also the source is very well written and basically anybody with some Java and Android knowledge will be able to understand the source code more or less.

Web design is dead!

  • Posted on September 22, 2017 at 3:11 am
0

Before people become too incredulous with this statement this author believes no. Web design is not dead, neither are the firms who are offering such services dead. It was something I heard recently with regard to the proliferation of blog publishing systems and with many sites offering free templates.With the apparent availability of a cheap instant web presence, is there is any need for anyone to sit down any more and learn how to create a website from scratch and all the programming and design skills that this demands, and subsequently for any business to invest in the people who offer that service? Well obviously this statement is something of an insult to all the talented designers and programmers out there, and the million of students investing time into learning these skills, and fortunately the statements are wide of the mark. Businesses do want to hire web design companies, and personally I think it’s in their interests to do so. The purpose of this article is not to simply knock creators of templates, as they are designers themselves – it is simply to suggest that there is sometimes there is an alternative, that will pay dividends in the long run.

Businesses want to cut corners, the market is tough globally – when faced with the choice of spending $5,000 on a site and less than a $100.00 for some businesses it is an easy choice. There are millions of ready to go websites out there, some are stunning, some are quite frankly not. Some are dated, some are not. But my advice to any business would be not to dive into the ‘cheap end’ immediately.

Having a professional web design company design a bespoke website will enhance your brand, it isn’t a necessarily a question of avoiding duplication, i.e risking choosing a cheap template another company is using, it’s about starting your own perception of your business on a strong footing, giving you the confidence in your brand from the outset. A professional web design company will be able to work with you from the ground up to achieve a brand you can be proud of. If you work with a committed web design team from the start they can grow with your company, understand your goals and react to your changing business goals. In that sense they become a valued extra member of your team.

It’s understandable why many businesses strive to cut costs, especially start-up businesses, but in today’s crowded markets and where your on-line presence has become critical, it’s worth listing your web presence on your list of costs as high as your office IT requirements.

Save The Planet! Environmental Science Fair Project

  • Posted on September 20, 2017 at 9:31 pm
50e663d8dcfb9ad5d2bb2577b973cfb3_large

Environmental Science Fair Project

There are increasing numbers of students who are choosing an environmental science fair project for their school assignments. Hardly a day goes by that there is not some sort of news event on the television regarding the problems we are facing with the environment. These students are choosing an environmental science fair project for school because they are interested in studying this area of science. Many of these students are very devoted to finding solutions to the current environmental crises. They have the long term vision that many adults lack by realizing that what we do now will affect the planet in a positive or negative way for years, decades, and/or centuries to come. They are taking this devotion to the cause and choosing an environmental science fair project as their topic of study.

An environmental science fair project can be presented on a wide variety of specific topics. Issues surrounding soil use and preservation are some of the most popular. These issues deal with loss of topsoil, which is where all the plant life is grown. This type of environmental science project can also examine the effects of runoff on the waterways of the world. The silting of rivers is a major concern due to the detrimental effects to plants and animals that rely on oxygenated water for survival. An environmental science fair project may also cover the issues surrounding the use of pesticides and other chemicals on the soil and surrounding wildlife. Students who demonstrate aptitude in these areas will likely continue their passion into their careers as agricultural scientists.

Other students who choose an environmental science fair project could focus on the latest increases in greenhouse gases around the Earth. While the task may sound too monumental for an environmental science fair project, there are ways to scale down the project. These projects are scientifically accurate and if properly implemented and documented can lead to the answers we are in need of to address this issue. Likewise, the study of animals such as frogs can lead to knowledge that can be applied on a larger scale. Frogs are the litmus paper for the health of water, and students can gather information in their local areas to determine the health of ponds and streams.

Choosing Hardware and Software

  • Posted on September 19, 2017 at 7:13 am
untitled-36

All aspects containing software and hardware in a business environment should not be taken lightly. Many people tend to underestimate the importance of having their systems in optimal condition. For us, you should not have a tight budget as far as hardware and software are concerned. When you make an investment for something that you are going to make use of every working day, you should be looking forward, preventing problems before they arise.

One principle we always follow, is what kind of software and hardware we are going to need in order to perform our everyday operations in order to have as few problems as possible in our own working environment. Quite frankly, if we have to deal every so often with problems in our own network, we are going to have much less time available to address our customers’ issues. As a result of that, we do not invest based on a tight budget.
We also maintain a constant look at the future. We do not buy equipment for our own company, nor we encourage our customers to buy equipment based on the principle of “as long as it gets the job done”. In the future, we are going to have to invest again in order to take advantage of new technologies and to address the volume of the data involved.

HARDWARE

We always prefer and encourage our customers to buy “brand name” products. Why? Because, according to our opinion, “brand name” products offer better quality materials than the “no name” ones. Take into account a data cable for a hard drive. If it has a loose contact with the drive itself, it will give you a headache till someone finds out what the problem is. We also always prefer hardware that is accompanied with On-Site warranty. As long as possible. We do not see as a viable option for a business environment, the process of sending the product back to the manufacturer in order to get it fixed. We see it as a luxury.

SOFTWARE

Before you buy some software licences, it would be wise to have a look at it thoroughly and test it in your own working environment before purchase. We strongly advise you to make sure that it is suitable for your own needs. Also, we encourage you to have a look at the cost, the time to respond and the kind of aftersales support by its developer. It would be wise to spend time on this matter. You will save on unnecessary expenses in the future!

Generally speaking, think what the needs of your business are going to be in the future and adapt your infrastructure accordingly, now! Stop thinking only about today’s needs, invest in the future. You will save on time and money!

We consider that all the above, require very careful planning. A bad plan can create an additional cost on the allocated budget. It can also set you out of schedule (time-wise).

Error C1041724 Mounting Exchange Server Database

  • Posted on September 18, 2017 at 3:39 pm
5-teknologi

Exchange Server databases’ transactions are temporarily stored in transaction log files. At times, you need to remove these files manually, usually when the disk runs out of space or the circular logging is disabled. If you come to such situations, it is recommended to determine that the logs have been committed to database or otherwise will cause problems. The database usually shows Dirty Shutdown state in such cases. However, the other reason for this is that database is corrupt. If it is, you should look for Exchange Recovery solutions.

You can take the following situation when you try to mount an Exchange Server database. In an attempt of mounting the database, you might receive an error as below:

An internal processing error has occurred. Try restarting the Exchange System Manager or the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service, or both.

ID no: c1041724
Exchange System Manager

The mount operation fails after you receive this error message.

Cause

Error c1041724 can be encountered if you have run eseutil /p repair utility on the affected database. At this point if Eseutil log files remain intact and are not removed, the database can fail to start with the above error.

Solution

To isolate the issue, you need to proceed as follows:

1.You need to first check if eseutil /p command was run. To do so, you should run eseutil /mh command for pub1.edb and priv1.edb and check the repair count value. If it is other than ‘0’, this shows that the command was run.
2.From the previous step, you also need to check for the database consistency. If it exists in Clean Shutdown state, which shows that the log files have been committed, you can safely remove the log files from Exchange Server folder, Mdbdata folder to a backup folder and mount the database.
3.If the database shows ‘Dirty Shutdown’ state, it may be because either all the log files have not been committed yet or the database is corrupt. You can wait for sometime to determine if uncommitted transactions is the case. If not, the database is corrupt that you need to restore from backup or by performing soft recovery.

In cases when database remains corrupted with no access to a suitable backup, you can use third-party Exchange Server Recovery utilities. These special applications allow safe extraction of user mailboxes without any modification to the original content. Exchange Recovery utilities provide you interactive design plus impressive features to experience.

Stellar Phoenix Mailbox Exchange Recovery is a complete tool that repairs Exchange database repair systematically. It is a safe and powerful Exchange Server Recovery tool that supports Exchange Server 5.5, 2000 and 2003. The tool can restore mailboxes in individual .pst files, which can be directly accessed in Outlook. The software is enriched with a realistic approach to repair corrupted EDB file in each instance.

National Distributor of Optoma Multimedia Projector in India,Optoma Home Theater Projector in India

  • Posted on September 17, 2017 at 3:53 am
technophobe

ADVANCED TECHPRO is a National Distributor for OPTOMA DLP Projectors in India. OPTOMA is a leading Projector brand around the world. ADVANCED TECHPRO is a specialist in Audio Visual and Multimedia Presentation Solutions for every market through a nationwide network of authorized dealers. Working at the edge of new technology ADVANCED TECHPRO brings a wealth of experience to the Multimedia Projection market, reassuring in such a fast-moving industry with contacts ADVANCED TECHPRO throughout India, you can be sure that ADVANCED TECHPRO will also be able to offer the latest and existing products of OPTOMA.

We are giving Service Support, having Service Centers all over India along with Warranty.

Please do not hesitate to request a quote for your Optoma Projectors requirement, ADVANCED TECHPRO promises you to give best competitive price at par with the Market.

We have Range of Optoma Projectors which are mentioned below:

Optoma Multimedia Projectors:

We are distributor of Optoma Multimedia Projectors in India.

Optoma Portable Projectors:

We can supply Optoma Portable Projectors in India.

Optoma HD Projectors:

We are distributor of Optoma HD Projectors in India.

Optoma High Definition Projectors:

We are distributor of Optoma High Definition Projectors in India.

Optoma DLP Projectors:

We are distributor of Optoma DLP Projectors in India.

Optoma Portable Projectors:

We are distributor of Optoma Portable Projectors in India.

Optoma 3D Projectors:

We are distributor of Optoma 3D Projectors in India.

Optoma Gaming Projectors:

We are distributor of Optoma Gaming Projectors in India.

Optoma Digital Projectors:

We are distributor of Optoma Digital Projectors in India.

Optoma Conference Room Projectors:

We are distributor of Optoma Conference Room Projectors in India.

Optoma Classroom Projectors:

We are distributor of Optoma Classroom Projectors in India.

Optoma Board Room Projectors:

We are distributor of Optoma Board Room Projectors in India.

Optoma Gaming Projectors:

We are distributor of Optoma Gaming Projectors in India.

Optoma Home Theatre Projectors:

We are distributor of Optoma Home Theater Projectors in India.

Optoma Pico Projectors:

We are distributor of Optoma Pico Projectors in India.

Advanced Tech Pro Services Pvt. Ltd. Contact Person : Mr. Viswanath Cell no. : 092468 24222 Email : . Ram Mohan Cell no : 095021 55222 Email :

Corporate Office : Flat No. 206A, No. 8-3-945/8/206A, Pancom Business Center, Ameerpet, Hyderabad – 500 073 (A.P.) Tel : + 91 40 23817597, 23701588, 66822777

Plan an Electrifying Start to Your Information Technology Industry Career

  • Posted on September 14, 2017 at 3:08 pm
technology

It seems that most people these days have a friend, relative or neighbor in the Information Technology industry. One could be forgiven for concluding that this popularity is a product of a well known process supplying the Information Technology industry with rejuvenated stock year in and year out. Nothing could be further from the truth, approximately 70,000 searches a month for the keywords Information Technology Career or similar variances on Google alone validate this claim.

Even with a University degree many graduates find themselves lost and confused about their career path. The problem that graduates face is that Information Technology is a broad description encompassing any and all industries involved with the storage, processing or delivery of information. Telecommunications specialists and hardware technicians alike call themselves “IT” professionals despite very different training and skill sets. As do developers, business analysts, help desk consultants, web designers and database administrators just to name a few others.

In an industry where knowledge is rewarded, opportunity awaits savvy students and trainees who focus their training sooner rather than later. Take our two example students whom Ive very imaginatively called Student#1 and Student#2.

Student #1 wasnt sure where his IT education might take him. He is bright and cruised through his course producing the following impressive results.

2007 High School Graduate
2010 Information Technology Degree (6.1 of a maximum 7 GPA)

Good results are great. But can we raise the bar without improving on the GPA?

Student #2 researched the industry very early into his degree; he spoke with appropriate parties including recruitment agencies and other IT professionals. He even volunteered for three weeks of work experience in his field of choice. He continued on a focused career track throughout his time at university and at the end of his degree his final portfolio of achievements looked like this;

2007 High School Certificate
2008 Systems Administrator (3 week work experience) Company XYZ
2009 Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) Self Study
2009 Professional Membership AITP (Association of Information Technology Professionals)
2010 Information Technology Degree (5.6 of a maximum 7 GPA)
Major Infrastructure Technologies
Major Network Technologies

Student #2 focused his efforts towards a Systems Administrator role three years before he was scheduled to finish his degree. Apart from the additional experience he was able to get a first hand insight into the industry and learned that an MCP certification would be a valuable asset to his job hunting arsenal. Additional research also led him to join a professional association. Even his university degree shows clear intent and when you compare his achievements with Student#1 he looks a much stronger candidate despite a lower University GPA.

This is an example of well planned career development. The Information Technology industry excels in presenting unique opportunities and this is no exception. Forward thinkers and innovators stand up and get noticed Will you cruise through your studies or are you taking the bull by the horns?

Who’s Going To Profit From Nfc And Mobile Payment Technology

  • Posted on September 13, 2017 at 2:16 am
vef-technology

By Contador Wanarua
I would like to first inform you that 2011 will be the year when key players start to throw their hat into the digital payment space and Google wallet could indeed be the start of digital money. This technology of mobile payments has excited firms such as Smartphone designers, such as Apple and BlackBerry-makers Research In Motion, but in my opinion it has worried many credit card companies because this could mean end of their business as time goes by. NFC technology was aimed at reducing fraud. Apparently the anti fraud element is that because you do not need to enter your PIN it cannot be seen by other people. They seem to ignore the fact that fraudsters do not need the PIN just your card. But if Google wallet will overcome that then main beneficiaries will consumers both off and online.
Consumers will generally benefit because the technology is aimed at making it easier for you to pay for and save on the goods you want, while giving merchants more ways to offer coupons and loyalty programs to customers, as well as bridging the gap between online and offline commerce. Google emphasized that the service would be open to all businesses and invited other banks, credit card issuers, payment networks, mobile carriers and merchants to work with it. One of the key reasons why this technology will succeed is the security element of the technology that, when the phone is stolen, the credit cards inside could be remotely disabled meaning unlike our credit cards we will be more secure with the technology. Consumers would have the same zero liability for unauthorized transactions made with their phone as they would with their plastic cards.
The cost of installing payment chips has kept carriers from signing on, as has haggling over how the transaction fees should be divided. For now, Google has decided not to take a cut of these fees, which generate billions of dollars for the likes of Visa and American Express. After Thursday suit, I am not sure whether PayPal refused to waive fees, but it could be the reason they failed to beat Google to the chase of this idea. Google will earn money by relying on revenue generated by the increase in traffic to its websites, its new coupon initiative and the sale of more Android phones.
In closing remarks, this technology will help us store your credit cards, offers, loyalty cards and gift cards, but without the bulk. When we tap to pay, our phone will also automatically redeem offers and earn loyalty points for you. I do strongly believe that soon the boarding passes, ID, tickets and keys could be stored in Google Wallet.My top five beneficiaries of the technology are mobile operators, banks, technology companies, consumers and Google.

Building A Futuristic Responsive Web Design For Everyone

  • Posted on September 11, 2017 at 11:30 pm
technology

In one of my recent blog posts I wrote about creating responsive web designs for your site, their importance and their implications vis–vis your business.

The Internet is primarily about technology and sales technology evolves practically every month, so the way people use the Internet also evolves. It also affects the way you present information and conduct business on your site. For instance Samsung has just introduced a screen that can be folded like paper and put inside the pocket. It means, your device can be folded into many layers and the same device can be used for not just making phone calls but also browse the Internet, take photographs, share updates on various social media platforms, listen to music, watch movies and practically do everything that you do on your PC, and a couple of hundred things more. So nobody exactly knows how this is going to affect the behavior of your prospective customers and clients.

Responsive web designs that are made for such a future are the right solution. Fortunately, as a premier website design agency based out of Delhi, I get to interact with and work for clients who, despite not being in the hub of technological developments, very well know how important it is to keep in sync with the fast-changing times and have business websites that are accessible to all devices and platforms.

You know, its not very difficult to create futuristic web design for your site. Universal good is timeless, and so is technology. If you stick to the basic tenets of creating scalable, responsive and accessible designs, you automatically make your website future-proof. But simplicity, as they say, is the most intricate of expressions, and this is where an experienced web designer comes in.

If you have been thinking of getting your existing website restructured, this would be the best time. With millions of tablets and smartphones being sold all over the world (predictably, India and China are the biggest emerging markets due to the sheer size of their populations) the chances of people checking out your website on their mobile devices is far greater than they logging on via their computers and laptops.

Do you have doubts that people normally dont do shopping (especially purchasing tangible stuff) from their mobile phones? Even if they eventually shop from their computers and laptops, initially they log onto your web site using their phones and tablets and if they cannot go through your web site, in more than 99% of the cases, they wont even log on later from their computers and laptops.

Personalized, Interactive, Multimedia & Social

  • Posted on September 10, 2017 at 5:43 pm
wireless-charg-camry

Social networking and the interactive tools of Web 2.0 are enabling the creation of highly useful, personalized customer experiences. But only a carefully orchestrated research program can shed light on what users really use and want – and the results are often surprising. >

Point your mouse and click. Chances are, just about any significant Web site you land on doesn’t look like last year’s – or even yesterday’s – Internet anymore. It’s personalized, interactive, multimedia, and social in ways it never was before. There’s a fair amount of debate around what exactly defines “Web 2.0,” but there’s little disagreement that the Internet is in the midst of a fundamental transformation from a relatively passive (if massive) information medium, to a fully interactive, intertwined, interpersonal tool playing an increasingly central role in our personal and business lives.

It’s a different digital landscape than it was just a few short years ago. Somewhere around the turn of the millennium it reached the tipping point, when the critical mass of corporations and organizations established their Internet presence. Back then, screen size, Flash capability, and connection speed were the principal technological considerations. The customer/user experience question was still open-ended, because it was uncertain exactly what sort of experience customers sought, aside from finding information and conducting basic transactions.

If you want to end with an outstanding customer experience, you have to begin with a thorough understanding of customer expectations, motivations, and behavior.

Today, the stakes are much higher and businesses are scrambling to find their place and stake their claim in this new landscape. A whole new suite of Web tools are available to help craft next-generation Web sites. Most importantly, customer/user expectations for an efficient, productive, and enjoyable Internet experience are higher than ever.

Most organizations now recognize that their Internet presence is far more important than they imagined when their sites were built just a few years ago. Then, for non-e-commerce businesses, a Web site was often considered a mandatory exercise to be handled by the IT and corporate communications departments, important but not central to the business strategy. Today, the Web site has become a centerpiece for brand-building, customer development, marketing, and revenue-generation – a darling of marketing departments that has spawned a cadre of specialists. Some organizations are evolving their sites into the next generation one component at a time; others are blowing them up and starting over from scratch. Whatever the strategy, one age-old business maxim has asserted itself loudly and will not be ignored – the customer, or in this case, the user/customer, is king and queen, and success in the online world depends on keeping them satisfied.

Resources:

Keynote – and for continuously improving the online experience.

Top