Android Studio Emulator Blank Screen

So today while doing some Android development, I ran into an interesting issue. I was testing on the emulator that comes with Android Studio and something I did in my code caused it to crash. I then corrected the issue but when I tried to run my app in the simulator, it would open up and just display a blank black screen. I tried opening a different virtual device with the emulator but it ended up doing the exact same thing. I found multiple sources listing different fixes for the issue, but none of those seemed to solve my issue. Most …

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Tutorial: Foundation for Apps Setup With AngularJS Best Practices – Part 3

This part of the tutorial assumes that you have already followed the previous steps of the tutorial. The first part of the tutorial will walk you through setting up all the prerequisites and dependencies. The second part of the tutorial sets up the build script. If you have not gone through these yet, please visit the first part of the tutorial: Foundation for Apps Setup with AngularJS Best Practices and the second part of the tutorial: Foundation for Apps Setup with AngularJS Best Practices – Part 2. Build the Web App With all the prerequisites out of the way we can …

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Tutorial: Foundation for Apps Setup With AngularJS Best Practices – Part 2

This part of the tutorial assumes that you have already followed the previous steps of the tutorial. The first part of the tutorial will walk you through setting up all the prerequisites and dependencies. If you have not gone through these yet, please visit the first part of the tutorial: Foundation for Apps Setup with AngularJS Best Practices. Build Script Now that we have everything installed, we can create our build script. By creating it now, we can speed up development and quickly see changes that we make as we go. All the required dependencies were installed when we used …

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Tutorial: Foundation for Apps Setup With AngularJS Best Practices

Lately I have been diving deep into responsive web development and AngularJS. For the responsive part I have been using Zurb’s Foundation. I really like Foundation and found it really easy to work with. Unfortunately there are issues with their JavaScript interactivity when you try to use it with AngularJS.  That is why I was excited when Zurb announced their Foundation for Apps. Foundation for Apps Foundation for Apps uses a lot of cutting edge front end technologies. They use flex box for their grid system which gives greater flexibility. AngularJS is also built-in. In my eyes this makes it perfect for my future front end …

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Personal Review of the Pyle Sports PSCHD60 Action Cam

There was a Woot deal for the Pyle PSCHD60 Full HD Action Cam so I figured I would go ahead and get one. My favorite color is blue so I picked the blue version. I already have a GoPro Hero2 and GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition. The Pyle Sports action cam was a lot cheaper so I was curious to how the quality would stack up against the GoPros. Based on specs alone the Pyle PSCHD60 is sort of a cross between the GoPro Hero3+ white and silver editions. I didn’t know what to expect because the Pyle PSCHD60 had just recently …

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Learning JSP: A Retrospective

I’ve been in the world of programming for a while now and it is funny how there are always new terms or acronyms. I started learning Java when it was first introduced. It was a major headache back then because it was a new language and they were trying to figure out best practices with each release. Functions and classes were quickly deprecated and you kept having to learn the new way to do things. This turned me off of Java for a long time. As the language matured a little, they came out with JSP. Since I was heavily …

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Flexbox Resources

Over the past month I’ve had a couple of unique problems in the web development world. It has been awhile since I’ve been able to come up with some out of the box solutions. Luckily for me CSS has come a long way and I was able to accomplish my problems using flexbox. Here are two of my codepens that have the details: Flexbox Fluid Rows with Dynamic Height using Flexbox Fixed header and footer without fixed position using Flexbox Content div with an inner dynamic header and scrollable content using Flexbox Flexbox is not widely used but is supported pretty well …

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