Developing Educational Apps for Preschool Children

December 11th, 2011 No comments
Educational Apps for Kids Educational apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices have gained widespread popularity. And for good reasons: these apps provide an interactive learning environment for children and, if designed with the requisite planning and thought, could be a lot of fun for the kids. Are you planning to develop an educational app for preschool kids? Would you like it to stand out from the rest? How do you ensure that the app has a good pedagogical value and, at the same time, is fun for the kids? How do you find the developers with the requisite prior experience of developing educational app for kids? If this topic is of interest to you, read on. Read More...

Rails Best Practice: Fat Model, Skinny Controller

November 18th, 2011 No comments
This is one of the most important (yet often ignored) best practices. Developers who are new to the Ruby on Rails platform tend to put more logic in the view. A very simplistic example follows. View <% posts = Post.find (:conditions => "deleted = ‘N’", :order => "created_at") %> <table> <% Read More...

Using Blocks in iOS

October 1st, 2011 No comments
A block encapsulates a chunk of code that can be passed around and used without being wrapped in a function. Blocks are present and widely used in languages like Ruby (called blocks) and JavaScript (called inline functions). Blocks are part of Objective C 2.0 and support for blocks was added with the Read More...

Host name for SSL bindings in IIS 7

September 5th, 2011 No comments
SSL Host Headers in IIS 7 Binding SSL certificate to an IIS 7 website is pretty straight forward using the IIS Manager interface. But IIS disables the Host name field for the SSL bindings. This creates problems when you have one certificate for several of your domains and you need to distinguish Read More...

iOS Apps: Buttons with Irregular Shapes

June 25th, 2011 No comments
During the development of our iPad application, we faced a problem with irregularly shaped buttons. If you are familiar with UIButton then you probably know that UIButton allows you to set button image with arbitrary non-rectangular shape (having transparent background within the rectangular bounds). Read More...