How to start Android App Development

One of the most frequently asked questions on almost any social networking sites these days is how do I start android app programming? Indeed, it is as if Android Development has become some abstract and obscure layer of programming model that only few Illuminati sort of individuals seem accomplished at. (more…)

Are your Firefox addons really that safe? – An Insider Story

Firefox is one of the most competitive FOSS browsers out there, there is no denying it. Mozilla also has strict guidelines regarding what goes into their repos. And in the spirit of all things open source, you may naturally tend to believe that developers who have written your coolest new million ratings plus addon are also held to Mozilla’s high standards and subject to all quality audits. (more…)

How to add HTML tag highlighting to Geany

Ever since I bid farewell to Windows after they introduced that horrible Metro interface in Windows 8, I had been on the lookout for FOSS Linux alternatives that can run easily on my ubuntu 14.04 machine. One such lookout was a replacement for Notepad++ as I always need a handy editor for scripting and other miscellaneous tasks (such as writing this draft in markdown syntax). For large projects, there are always “heavy” things like eclipse and netbeans but I generally tend to avoid them if I can. (more…)