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Mobile Computing with iPhone and Android

Mobile Computing with iPhone and Android
The dates for each paper presentation are listed below. For each paper, a student or group of students will be asked to present the paper. The presentation should present a technical overview of the paper and argue the merits and flaws of the paper. Each paper presentation should be 25-30 minutes, plus time for questions. There will be 2 paper presentations per class. All students are required to read the papers before they are presented. Presentations will be graded based on apparent understanding of the material in the paper, presentation style, and entertainment value. In creating your presentations, you are free to use any additional material beyond the content of the paper. The class will be held in an AcIS Electronic Classroom and we strongly encourage you to use the presentation equipment available there. January 22 - First day of class Roy Levin and David D.

13 Really Useful Online CSS Tools to Streamline Development CSS is nearly used on every modern website design. However, having to write and structure CSS code from scratch every time you have a project is extremely time consuming. Below, we present you with 13 amazingly useful CSS tools for hacking on writing time consuming code. We tried to place emphasis on unknown tools that every developer should have a looksy at, however don’t be surprised if we included a few known sources. Great Resume Designs that Catch Attention–and Got People Hired Inspiration June 21, 2011 When applying for a job, you have no choice but to do your best to outshine competition. Even before winning an interview, your qualifications (or in some instance, your character) are already judged by the resume you’ve submitted. It is then important to make your resume or CV as honest, concise, and striking as possible. If you are looking forward to a creative position, you will be expected to come up with something grand and extra creative as well.

Rocket Commander Tutorials Welcome to the Tutorials of Rocket Commander. You will learn step by step in ten 30-minute video tutorials how to develop a game like Rocket Commander. This can be your introduction into the world of game development. If you just want to play a bit, check out and download the game there (10 MB). You can also take a quick look at the source code (which is freely available like the game) or get an overview about the project by looking at the Class Overview. There are around 20,000 lines of code and maybe 50 classes.

Fear the Beard: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Facial Hair (Infographic) Ever wonder if growing facial hair has a purpose beyond making it easier to play “Spot the Hipster” at trendy urban coffee houses? Apparently it does. While modern may might grow a beard to intimidate opposing batters, prehistoric men grew beards to keep warm, intimidate enemies and protect their faces from punches. Plus, ancient civilizations saw beards as a sign of honor, and women today — while admitting they find bearded men to be 67% as attractive as clean shaven men — consider guys with full facial hair to be more respected, powerful and of higher status. Cloud Computing Standards Organizations Many cloud computing organizations and informal groups are focused on addressing standards issues in regards to the cloud environment. These standards bodies help maintain a standards and best practices to ensure that different providers and equipment are able to work together. Several standards organizations have gotten together to create a cloud standards coordination wiki.

A Simple JavasScript Preloader A JavaScript Preloader for HTML5 Apps PxLoader is a Javascript library that helps you download images, sound files or anything else you need before you take a specific action on your site (like showing a user interface or starting a game). You can use it to create a preloader for HTML5 games and websites. It let's you monitor download status by providing progress and completed events and it lets you prioritize the order in which items are downloaded. You can even tag groups of files and then prioritize downloads or register for events by tag. Playing with Displace Filter in Photoshop I have been playing a lot with the Displace filter in Photoshop and I still get impressed with how powerful it is. Even though I have written some tutorials using it, I decided to try to recreate a different effect that I saw in one of the images submitted for the Daily Inspiration. It was a brick wall deformed like it was made of cloth. So in this tutorial, or a quick-tips I will show you how to create a curtain made of bricks or how to deform a brick wall as it was a curtain. To do that we wil use a few stock photos, layer adjustments and the Displace filter in Photoshop CS5. The technique is pretty simple and the tutorial won't take you more than 30 minutes to go through it.

Beginning Game Development: Part I – Introduction Part I – Introduction Welcome to the first article of an introductory series on game programming using the Microsoft .NET Framework and managed DirectX 9.0. This series as aimed at beginning programmers who are interested in developing a game for their own use with the .NET Framework and DirectX. The goal of this series is to have fun creating a game and learn game development and DirectX along the way. Game programming and DirectX have their own terms and definitions that can be difficult to understand, but after awhile, you’ll crack the code and be able to explore a new world of possibilities. I will keep things as straightforward as possible and decode terms as they appear. The Earth – and Its Average Inhabitant – at 7 Billion People (Infographic) According to the U.N. Population Fund, on October 31, 2011, the earth became home to 7 billion people. And the population is growing quickly.

Humor - How to Shoot Yourself In the Foot Using Any Programming Language The proliferation of modern programming languages (all of which seem to have stolen countless features from one another) sometimes makes it difficult to remember what language you're currently using. This guide is offered as a public service to help programmers who find themselves in such dilemmas. 370 JCL You send your foot down to MIS with a 4000-page document explaining how you want it to be shot. Three years later, your foot comes back deep-fried. Ada After correctly packaging your foot, you attempt to concurrently load the gun, pull the trigger, scream, and shoot yourself in the foot. When you try, however, you discover that your foot is of the wrong type.

50 Fresh Free Fonts of 2010 Though there's a broad variety of fonts available for download online, designers keep on tracing the fresh ones to enhance their design copy, a website, brochure, or even an advertisement in a brand new an' awesome way. Still, the free stuff could not always boast of good quality – premium goodies always demand some kind of money investment. However, now it's possible to find the appropriate font that's free, clear, beautiful, and effective for design purposes. Many great designers are now offering professional quality fonts completely for free.

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