Saturday, March 31, 2012

Interview tip

Bring samples of your code.  The technical people are
always eager to look at these. 

One of my big problems with interviews is the amount
of stuff you have to just memorize to make a good impression.
If you are constantly getting tripped up by questions about
stuff that you understand and use regularly but don't quite
have memorized, bring an example in your code samples.
Showing that you used a technique to solve a real world
problem is better than just regurgitating some syntax from
memory, anyway.

Monday, March 19, 2012


I downloaded the Android SDK and got the Hello World app
running in about an hour.  This is easier than I expected.
Linux, Eclipse, Java, XML... it's all totally familiar.

I watched Beginning Android Development yesterday and that's
what got me interested.  There are lots of good, free presentations
at this site.  I've been hanging out there a lot lately.  It's like
NFJS is in town every weekend.