Tag Archives: Coding

Secure Android Development, project preparation, a cold and a new year

It’s been a mixed start to the new year. Watching what I eat for the rest of January, damn you Christmas. Back at work after three weeks off, achieved nothing and left by eleven. My ego got the better of … Continue reading

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[Insert project title here]

An Android fitness tracker application. Feedback from the preparation forum was positive, there is enough scope to expand or contract the project as needed. Importantly, it is “substantially within the sphere of information technology”. Taking approaches from IT Systems Planning for … Continue reading

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Install Android Studio on Ubuntu

Android Studio is a great development environment and is available on Ubuntu. I’m using Ubuntu Mate 16.10 “Yakkety Yak”.   First install a Java Development Kit (JDK). OpenJDK is pre-installed or you can use Oracle Java 8 (there is a … Continue reading

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Progress

Well I haven’t posted in ages but I’m down to a single TMA and two exams before I start the computing and IT project (TM470). I’ve got what I think is a sound idea that builds on TT284, M362, TM353 … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Web Technologies (TT284)

TT284 Web Technologies is a level two Open University module now in its second year of presentation and compulsory on the solutions development pathway of BSc (Hons) Computing and IT (B62). From the module description: This course will give you an … Continue reading

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Microsoft Dreamspark

I got an invite from the Open University’s MCT department to try DreamSpark: DreamSpark is a Microsoft Program that supports technical education by providing access to Microsoft software for learning, teaching and research purposes. DreamSpark is simple: it’s all about giving … Continue reading

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Forget everything you knew about coding (or perhaps remember, depending on your age)

This Christmas I’m going to embrace the past. COmmon Business Oriented Language (COBOL) 85 standard was the first language I was taught. Napier University was a feeder into the banking and insurance industries in Edinburgh at the time and they … Continue reading

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Largest product of five consecutive numbers in a 1000 digit number

Haven’t done much Project Euler recently – I’ve been busy studying. So here is an answer to problem eight which asks: Find the greatest product of five consecutive digits in the 1000-digit number.

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MT254 TMA 01

First TMA on MT264 (Designing applications with Visual Basic) got returned today – 96%. I’m very pleased with that and exceptionally lucky given that I read the material in a week, attended one on-line tutorial and wrote the assessment in a couple of days. I’ve … Continue reading

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Sum of all the primes below two million

The sum of the primes below 10 is 2 + 3 + 5 + 7 = 17. Find the sum of all the primes below two million. Seemed pretty straight forward, loop through all numbers up to 2,000,000 – if … Continue reading

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