Monday, May 20, 2013

How to get icons for your projects

Snippet from the Perqui iconset
If you're a hardcore software developer like me, you'll probably know this problem: you suck at designing stuff – especially icons. I'm getting better in creating simple vector graphics but it's still a long and cumbersome procedure. If you don't have the time or even patience to create your own icons, then there are some pretty great websites out there, where you can get free icons that you can use for your projects.
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Thursday, May 2, 2013

The observer pattern in different programming languages

It's time for a more technical post. I have to admit, it seems like I lost focus on what I wanted this blog to be and from now on I will post more technical stuff here – as well as continuing with reviews, but focusing on more interesting review topics ;)

Some time ago I realized that when working with events and using the observer pattern (see GoF - Observer pattern), there is a huge difference between programming languages. I never really thought about it, but when you work on multiple platforms using different programming languages, you realize, how different this simple pattern can be.
The programming languages which I want to compare are ActionScript, Java and C#. Let's start with the descriptions of the implementations and after that I will talk about advantages and disadvantages.
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