Packaging binaries for Linux

I had the pleasure to prepare a binary (including dependencies) for Linux a few months ago. It’s been a while since I had to do that, and I forgot how difficult it is. Here’s some advice: Compile libraries yourself This is probably the most important point. You can either link statically or link dynamically and [...]

TimTim hits the Android Market

In the past few weeks, I’ve been working on my first Android app: A kitchen timer named TimTim. It’s not exactly rocket science, but I was looking for something simple to explore the Android platform and see how the Market works. I also wanted to push this all the way through to the polish phase [...]

Regular expressions

Earlier this month, I expressed my astonishment about the fact that the majority of software developers I’ve worked with in the last seven years doesn’t know the first thing about regular expressions: As you might have guessed, I regard regular expressions as a fundamental element of every programmer’s toolbox. However, I’m not good with metaphors, [...]

Fighting RSI (Part 3)

It’s been a while since I last experienced RSI related pain as described in my Fighting RSI series of blog posts, and that’s probably why I focused on other things and never got round to writing part 3. But I’ve been asked to do so several times in the last few months, and I might [...]