May 11

Mobile application development with a internet redirection server (rinetd).

Developing for mobile devices can raise some interesting constraints around mobile devices being unable to access a debugging/test service for some reason. Some examples of what I am talking about would include:…

  • Having a mobile device access a guest virtual machine that is inaccessible since it is behind a NAT on its server.
  • Being able to access a ASP.NET application that is running in Visual Studio’s development server.

Fortunately there’s a very nice utility called rinetd that boutell created that you can use to get around these issues. You can get started with rinetd on OSX, Windows and Linux by visiting boutell’s page about rinetd or downloading the source from my mirror… Continue reading

Jan 14

Are they all evil?

While working at RocketBoots, I have worked with Mac Fan Boys, Windows Gurus and Linux Geeks. Its interesting to see how religious people can get for their operating system. In fact, its been a very fascinating lunch time discussion topic for many months now. I am sure everyone has been in such a discussion before.

If you think of it, aren’t they all evil? Today I stumbled across this excellent Penguin, Two-face and Mr Freeze wallpaper that gives a whole new perspective to this dilemma…

Kudos to Flickr user Lishoffs for posting the image to Flickr!

Apr 06

AIR, its more then you ever imagined!

Wow, the people working on Adobe AIR have some awesome things in the pipeline. They have taken (just about) the same code, and ported it to:

  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • Web Broweser
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • iPad

For developers it means alot, but for consumers it means that the same application can run on multiple platforms and it’ll ‘behave’ the same and it’ll have the ‘same’ release date!

Disregardng the fact that the applications made with this are going to go against the user interface guidelines for each and every one of these platforms. You have to agree Continue reading