Saturday, October 31, 2015

Chicago Disrespect

I just spent 30 days on a wild goose-chase of following up a CTO's email invitation to meet me at my location over a subway paid meal. I set it up this way as I have found that I want to choose a start-up to work at as an android developer that appreciates that they did not do the training as far as acquiring skills and development process, that I in fact did.

I would also like to find a start-up that instead of giving lip-service to treating someone like a human, actually follows through on that in fact does in fact take great pride in treating people like humans. Is there such a start-up in Chicago?

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

GitHub re-org

So what I have been organizing to get set-up is that I want to control the conversation in qualifiing a freelance/job lead. If you ever read startup developer ads they usually ask for a github or bitbucket user name.

Well, that is the idiot way to do things..what we should be doing when we see that is to point to some github or bitbucket repo where there is a list of git repos  and why the viewer should look at them.  The reason is of marketing as you are not in control of what libraries and projects become popular on github or bitbucket and that is what gets listed in your profile page.

So you want to create different git repo profile page with the git repos and projects your prospective employer or client should look at, hence my re-org of the some of my git repos and how they are presented.

Within the git readme's themselves I do an implementation block early-on that describes the the implementation with the marketing intent that I have to market to the start-up co-founder looking for an android developer.

Than I carry over the same marketing intent to the my made-up git repo profile page in that I am listing my stackoverflow top 17% user stats, open source android projects that I contribute towards, and point out how the git repos fit together in bringing an android application to life as a fully polished mobile application.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Jitpack, the non obvious

The non obvious jitpack tip. Put the debug keystore in root somewhere and have the demo app signed with that key and the default passwords/alias in a properties file committed to git.

Otherwise you will get a build failure on all your libraries that you are trying to use jitpack to deploy.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

I am not doing Coffee, But Seeking

I am not doing Coffee but seeking a Chicago start-up who is seeking android developer and who is somewhat serious in relocating someone rather than a start-up that pretends to be interested in relocating an android developer. Part of the process is buying me a meal at my local subway so that I know in fact your are somewhat serious in wanting to relocate me.

Monday, October 19, 2015

I DoNot Do Coffee

Its typical of a start-up co-founder or start-up CTO in facing the need for an android developer to offer to talk to some developer over coffee.  But, I do not do coffee.

In code auditing 80+ android UI libraries which back ported features I can tell you due to me having some best android practices enforced in my manual engineering habits that I really am not in any mood to waste my time over talks over coffee. If you want waste over developer's time or yours that is up to you.  But I can assure that my recent code audit proves that there is no general correlation between a resume and quality android java code output.

That alone should shock you enough to stop using the broken hiring system and try something better.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Madge, Scalpel, and DesignOverlay Together

What if you could combine Madge, Scalpel and Design Overlay together with it just being a quick menu press to switch form one tool to the next all within the same exact debug version of the app? I think I found a way to make that happen..even quite ingenious even.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Monday, October 5, 2015

Google Engineer, you need to be shot

The Google Engineer who did not wrap the 17 api text direction call in the AndroidMainfest template in the latest AndroidStudio release needs to be shot..some of us are still developing apps for api 16 dude or gal.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

New Medium Series

Hopefully, on Monday will be posted the first in my Medium series On The Road to An App. I fully expect to fill it full of of both java best practices and android best practices. You may want to either bookmark my Medium profile or follow it:

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