There are times when I work on images a lot with Gimp, and then there are times when I don’t work with Gimp for a month or two. When I don’t work with Gimp a lot, I tend to forget about all of the different things I can do with. Therefore, I have created this page as a “Gimp special effects cheat sheet” page to help remind me of all the cool things I can do with Gimp effects.
When I wrote the Scala Cookbook, I gave each recipe and then each chapter my full attention. I thought that if I wrote each recipe as well as possible, and included important recipes in each chapter, well, I wanted each chapter to be worth the price of the entire book. That was my goal.
As a result of this effort -- and perhaps to the chagrin of my editor -- the Scala collections chapters ended up being 130 pages in length.
This is a list of Android code examples I’m starting to allow me to create rapid prototypes of Android applications using Android Studio. This is a very early list, I hope to be adding many more Android code snippets over time.
I’ve currently written this document as a “note to self” about how the Android
AsyncTask works. It’s currently incomplete, but if you want to know how an AsyncTask works, most of the answers are generally here. I provide documentation for most aspects of the
AsyncTask, though my coverage of (a) updating progress/status and (b) canceling an
AsyncTask is a little weak atm.
As a note to self, here are some Android Room database persistence library examples:
Those tutorials don’t show how to properly use Room database access methods, so they’ll lead to Android “Application Not Responding” (ANR) errors. Therefore, here are some related Google/Android docs:
Finally, here’s my own Android AsyncTask REST example, which also shows how to use an
This link has the source code for the online book, The Busy Coder's Guide To Advanced Android Development.
If you’re interested in ScalaFX, here’s a link to their brief documentation, their tutorials on Github, and here’s a link to the ScalaFX versions of the Pro JavaFX book examples.
If you’ve never used AppleScript, here are two iTunes AppleScript examples to get you going. First, This one tells iTunes to play the playlist named “My Favorites”:
tell application "iTunes" play playlist "My Favorites" end tell
That script starts playing a random song from that playlist. If you want to start by playing the first song of that playlist, this script will do the trick: