Creating a RESTful API with PHP and Slim3 Part1 - Ground work

On: Nov. 25, 2016

By: Alex Wilkinson

Representational State Transfer or **REST** as all the kids are calling it these days is a pretty nifty way to interface with databases using HTTP calls, it is the modern way of calling databases and it allows for more applications and platforms t...

Beginning Programming - What Language?

On: Nov. 17, 2016

By: Alex Wilkinson

The first thing people think about when they first start looking at programming is what language to learn? There are so many and dependent on region and ambition you will have a host of very different languages which people tell you to learn, so w...

Android - XML parsing

On: Nov. 9, 2016

By: Alex Wilkinson

The other week I looked into JSON and how to understand it, I will follow this up with a post on how to parse it in Android. The two main methods of returning data from sites is XML or JSON and as my current project requires me to play around with...

Android - Awesome for Localization

On: Nov. 5, 2016

By: Alex Wilkinson

Android has become quite the ubiquitous platform with people not only using it in the English speaking world but globally. This was of course always going to happen as Android is primarily a mobile platform and as a result the localization for the...

Beginning Programming

On: Nov. 1, 2016

By: Alex Wilkinson

The by far hardest part of programming is getting started, there is quite a big jump initially when you are first presented with code, even basic code can initially seem inaccessible and incomprehensible. I remember starting my Java journey over t...

Basics Of JSON

On: Oct. 24, 2016

By: Alex Wilkinson

JavaScript Objection Notation or JSON has become one of the main ways that data is transferred across the internet and is the preferred output from HTTP response calls to a web API and although it may initially look intimidating and it does take q...

Android - Basic Calculator

On: Oct. 20, 2016

By: Alex Wilkinson

It seems in every branch of programming you will inevitably run into a point at which you have to design a calculator, generally they are just simple designed number cruncher that maybe just `int result = i+j` to display a simple output but this i...

Android - BabySteps

On: Oct. 15, 2016

By: Alex Wilkinson

I have been interesting in the whole Android ecosystem for a while now, it is an interesting and ever growing platform and one I have only avoided because I focused on other more pressing projects however now with the prospect of an internship dev...

Web Development - REST intro

On: Oct. 10, 2016

By: Alex Wilkinson

Working on improving my Spring knowledge and Python web skills I have heard more and more about RESTful APIs, initially this seemed like a confusing term it seemed that the REST API could interface with the website but I was not fully sure how it ...

Java - The Power Of Collections

On: Oct. 6, 2016

By: Alex Wilkinson

Java has many different methods to deal with data and a lot of different data structures to deal with organising it. Of course Java has the standard arrays, which are all well and good to a basic level but they are of course majorly limited in a l...