- My Google Nexus 9 review (making the switch from iPad to Android)
- Java int, double, float, and mixed type division rules
- Calculating a cotangent equation in Scala
- A Pearson Correlation Score algorithm written in Scala
- Raspberry Pi camera module shell script
- Scala - a sum of the squares algorithm using map/sum and foldLeft
- How to sort a Scala Array
- Scala - How to find the keys that are common to two maps
- How to sort a sequence (Seq, List, Array, Vector) in Scala
- Examples of methods available to Scala sequences

By Alvin Alexander on March 20, 2013

With Apple's *iPad 3* announcement coming tomorrow (March 7, 2012), I took a few minutes last night to reflect on various Jonathan Ive interviews I've read over the years. Here are a few notes on what I learned by reading those interviews.

- My Google Nexus 9 review (making the switch from iPad to Android)
- Java int, double, float, and mixed type division rules
- Calculating a cotangent equation in Scala
- A Pearson Correlation Score algorithm written in Scala
- Raspberry Pi camera module shell script
- Scala - a sum of the squares algorithm using map/sum and foldLeft
- How to sort a Scala Array
- Scala - How to find the keys that are common to two maps
- How to sort a sequence (Seq, List, Array, Vector) in Scala
- Examples of methods available to Scala sequences

By Alvin Alexander on December 19, 2013

Wow, I missed this news from last year: the Mac OS X Cocoa-Java API is deprecated.

I know that when I was reading Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X earlier this year the author (Hillegass) said not to use it, but I didn't realize it was a total no-no. As the first link says, use JNI instead.

- My Google Nexus 9 review (making the switch from iPad to Android)
- Java int, double, float, and mixed type division rules
- Calculating a cotangent equation in Scala
- A Pearson Correlation Score algorithm written in Scala
- Raspberry Pi camera module shell script
- Scala - a sum of the squares algorithm using map/sum and foldLeft
- How to sort a Scala Array
- Scala - How to find the keys that are common to two maps
- How to sort a sequence (Seq, List, Array, Vector) in Scala
- Examples of methods available to Scala sequences

By Alvin Alexander on September 16, 2013

As a follow-up to my popular first GarageBand tutorial, my second tutorial on creating a podcast with GarageBand shows you how to add introductory music, special effects, delete recordings, and move clips to control gaps in your podcasts, and introduces the concept of ducking.

- My Google Nexus 9 review (making the switch from iPad to Android)
- Java int, double, float, and mixed type division rules
- Calculating a cotangent equation in Scala
- A Pearson Correlation Score algorithm written in Scala
- Raspberry Pi camera module shell script
- Scala - a sum of the squares algorithm using map/sum and foldLeft
- How to sort a Scala Array
- Scala - How to find the keys that are common to two maps
- How to sort a sequence (Seq, List, Array, Vector) in Scala
- Examples of methods available to Scala sequences

By Alvin Alexander on August 18, 2007

Whew, getting all the images together for the *Tame Swing* sample applications is taking a little time and a lot of effort. I hadn't thought about how to organize it, and now that I have a better feel for what I want to do it's just a matter of time.

If you want to see the images of the running applications I do have them on a temporary page here. Please note that this page may change at any time.

- My Google Nexus 9 review (making the switch from iPad to Android)
- Java int, double, float, and mixed type division rules
- Calculating a cotangent equation in Scala
- A Pearson Correlation Score algorithm written in Scala
- Raspberry Pi camera module shell script
- Scala - a sum of the squares algorithm using map/sum and foldLeft
- How to sort a Scala Array
- Scala - How to find the keys that are common to two maps
- How to sort a sequence (Seq, List, Array, Vector) in Scala
- Examples of methods available to Scala sequences

By Alvin Alexander on August 6, 2011

Digging through my Mac laptop, I just found the old Tame Swing files laying around. These examples are a little old now, but I think they are great examples of the power of the Java Swing framework. Since they are hard to find on the internet I've gathered them into a little collection here.

Currently I just have the Java source code files there, but give me a couple of days and I'll see what I can do to get some of the examples running, and maybe include some screen shots there as well.

- My Google Nexus 9 review (making the switch from iPad to Android)
- Java int, double, float, and mixed type division rules
- Calculating a cotangent equation in Scala
- A Pearson Correlation Score algorithm written in Scala
- Raspberry Pi camera module shell script
- Scala - a sum of the squares algorithm using map/sum and foldLeft
- How to sort a Scala Array
- Scala - How to find the keys that are common to two maps
- How to sort a sequence (Seq, List, Array, Vector) in Scala
- Examples of methods available to Scala sequences

By Alvin Alexander on August 6, 2011

Here's a simple Ruby program that opens a text file, then uses a series of simple algorithms to look for hidden words in the text. For instance, it looks at only odd words, only even words, then looks at Nth characters, Nth words, and also Fibonacci words and characters.

- My Google Nexus 9 review (making the switch from iPad to Android)
- Java int, double, float, and mixed type division rules
- Calculating a cotangent equation in Scala
- A Pearson Correlation Score algorithm written in Scala
- Raspberry Pi camera module shell script
- Scala - a sum of the squares algorithm using map/sum and foldLeft
- How to sort a Scala Array
- Scala - How to find the keys that are common to two maps
- How to sort a sequence (Seq, List, Array, Vector) in Scala
- Examples of methods available to Scala sequences

By Alvin Alexander on September 28, 2012

Yikes, I fixed a lot of the formatting of my "Introduction to Function Point Analysis" tutorial. I didn't realize how terrible the formatting was before. I still need to style it up a bit more and create a print style sheet, but at least you can read it now. Ugh, that was bad.

This page is sponsored by Sleetmute.com: Free Function Point Analysis Software

- My Google Nexus 9 review (making the switch from iPad to Android)
- Java int, double, float, and mixed type division rules
- Calculating a cotangent equation in Scala
- A Pearson Correlation Score algorithm written in Scala
- Raspberry Pi camera module shell script
- Scala - a sum of the squares algorithm using map/sum and foldLeft
- How to sort a Scala Array
- Scala - How to find the keys that are common to two maps
- How to sort a sequence (Seq, List, Array, Vector) in Scala
- Examples of methods available to Scala sequences

By Alvin Alexander on February 3, 2011

Ant web build script FAQ: Can you share an example Ant build script for a web application?

Sure, here's a sample Ant build script for a Java web application. I've included other example Ant scripts for Java Swing/JFC/GUI applications on this website, but this one demonstrates how to use Ant to build a web app instead.

- My Google Nexus 9 review (making the switch from iPad to Android)
- Java int, double, float, and mixed type division rules
- Calculating a cotangent equation in Scala
- A Pearson Correlation Score algorithm written in Scala
- Raspberry Pi camera module shell script
- Scala - a sum of the squares algorithm using map/sum and foldLeft
- How to sort a Scala Array
- Scala - How to find the keys that are common to two maps
- How to sort a sequence (Seq, List, Array, Vector) in Scala
- Examples of methods available to Scala sequences

By Alvin Alexander on September 16, 2013

I just started a LaTeX section in this blog. Today I'm including two LaTeX examples that I often use as reference material:

- My Google Nexus 9 review (making the switch from iPad to Android)
- Java int, double, float, and mixed type division rules
- Calculating a cotangent equation in Scala
- A Pearson Correlation Score algorithm written in Scala
- Raspberry Pi camera module shell script
- Scala - a sum of the squares algorithm using map/sum and foldLeft
- How to sort a Scala Array
- Scala - How to find the keys that are common to two maps
- How to sort a sequence (Seq, List, Array, Vector) in Scala
- Examples of methods available to Scala sequences

By Alvin Alexander on August 6, 2011

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