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Getting repetitive tasks done quickly and efficiently - New Toronto Group

Getting repetitive tasks done quickly and efficiently

| February 20th, 2013 by Rod Nolan

I'm working on a project right now where I often have to grab a master copy of a single file, paste it into my current working directory and open it for editing. My environment is Windows 7.Since the master file exists in a static location, I wrote a batch script to copy the file into my current directory and open it. copy %ANT_HOME%\..\..\build.xml . /-Y build.xmlThe first line of this script will…

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I Love You Implicitly - New Toronto Group

I Love You Implicitly

| February 04th, 2013 by Sean Hopen

I can see that learning to develop with C++ and Qt can be daunting at first. Here's my tip: If you're learning Cascades, make sure you don't skim over "Implicit Sharing". It's a very cool feature of Qt/Cascades, that lets  you relax about memory management, and stay efficient at the same time. Briefly, implicit sharing allows you to pass objects around in arguments and return values without making…

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Getting repetitive tasks done quickly and efficiently - New Toronto Group

Getting started with AIR and BB10

| May 23th, 2012 by Rod Nolan

I just started to play with the latest BB10 SDK for Adobe AIR. I had a couple of issues right away so I’m going to document them here to save you the headache. First, make sure you download the correct SDK. Sounds simple, I know, but it wasn’t immediately apparent that there are currently two different SDKs available for download. BlackBerry PlayBook SDK for Adobe AIR, easy to find but not the…

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BlackBerry Hackathons - Come out and Play(Book)! - New Toronto Group

BlackBerry Hackathons - Come out and Play(Book)!

| May 16th, 2012 by Oliver Merk

I'm currently in Bogotá, Colombia taking part in my third Hackathon on behalf of RIM. These hackathons are two-day events where local developers get the opportunity to interact directly with experts in PlayBook development. They also get a free PlayBook just for showing up!We typically have a team of three experts covering AIR, HTML5/WebWorks and Native development. Most of the events have been focused…

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BlackBerry Hackathons - Come out and Play(Book)! - New Toronto Group

Links roundup

| November 04th, 2011 by Oliver Merk

Here are a few unrelated links I’d like to pass on for your reading pleasure. Opportunistic Refactoring by Martin Fowler, author of the best programming book ever (Refactoring).  I’ve been preaching this one for a long time: “while you’re in there, refactor any smelly code, but don’t get caught in a death spiral”. http://martinfowler.com/bliki/OpportunisticRefactoring.html    jQuery4u – lots…

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Enterprise Mobile App Survey - New Toronto Group

Enterprise Mobile App Survey

| October 13th, 2011 by Jordan McRae

New Toronto Group recently participated in a global Enterprise Mobile App Survey where we shared our perspective on the issues around developing and deploying enterprise apps on mobile devices.The survey results have been released and they provide some excellent food for thought. In many cases they echoed what we have been hearing from our clients and prospects. One of the areas that I found particularly…

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Getting repetitive tasks done quickly and efficiently - New Toronto Group

Debugging WebWorks applications using the PlayBook simulator and Google Chrome

| September 24th, 2011 by Rod Nolan

By: Rod NolanI encountered an error recently while working on a WebWorks project. So I broke out the PlayBook WebInspector (aka Developer Tools in Google Chrome) and got to work... sort of.In case you haven't discovered this yet, to use the debugging tools in Chrome, you just launch your application in the simulator and then open Chrome and connect to the simulator over port 1337 (http://{simulator…

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A Date with SQLite

| August 11th, 2011 by Oliver Merk

By Oliver Merk - Principal ConsultantBeen doing a lot with SQLite lately (sqlite.org) on the PlayBook and elsewhere and wanted to pass on a few quick notes.First, SQLite columns are typeless.What?Yup. Even though you may declare fields as VARCHAR or DATETIME, you may actually store any type of data you want in them. The exception to this rule is for PRIMARY KEY fields declared as INTEGER.I've found…

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BlackBerry PlayBook Tips and Tricks - New Toronto Group

BlackBerry PlayBook Tips and Tricks

| June 08th, 2011 by Chad Upton

By Chad Upton - Senior ConsultantI've been using the BlackBerry PlayBook for a number of weeks now and I'd like to share some useful actions, most of which are not well known. Swipes Show/hide the title bar inside an app - swipe along the path of a red arrow Show/hide the keyboard - swipe along the path of the blue arrow Rotate the simulator between landscape and portrait mode (simulator only) - orange…

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jQuery Mobile With WebWorks Gotcha

| June 06th, 2011 by Oliver Merk

By Oliver Merk - Principal Consultant Since RIM's WebWorks platform for the PlayBook is based on HTML5, it's natural to use a popular JavaScript framework such as jQuery Mobile. One thing to be aware of when creating a WebWorks app in this way is that the jQuery Mobile framework relies on AJAX calls to load pages. When your HTML is hosted on a server, this works great. But when running a WebWorks application…

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