Building Modules (and Skills)

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Building a software project is very similar to building a hardware project - you take a collection of modules and assemble them into the final system. Sometimes these modules are available 'off the shelf', sometimes you have to design and build them yourself. If you're nice, you share the ones you b…

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Droidcon Bangkok - Day Two

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Here is my roundup of the second day of DroidconBKK - a little late but I was a bit overwhelmed with information and it took a while to process it all. The second day focused more on practical applications of the various technologies, case studies from a number of local startups (of which there seem…

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Droidcon Bangkok - Day One

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I just got back from the first day of Droidcon Bangkok, I was going to wait until the end of the conference to write anything about it but there was enough interesting stuff on day one to justify a complete post, so here it is. Google is moving from Mobile First to AI First which is something they h…

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Slack as a User Interface

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My previous experiences with Slack have been spotty at best - I have tried using it as a forum for this site, the company I worked for previously tried using it as team communication tool but apart from organising lunch destinations it didn't gain much traction. If you haven't heard of Slack befo…

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Navigating a New City? No Problem!

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It can be difficult to navigate around a new city, especially when the local language is not your own. Since we landed in Bangkok a week ago I've found a few tricks you can use with Google services to make this process a lot easier. We prefer using the local public transport or walking rather than t…

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