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Android Application Lifecycle

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A simplified illustration of the Activity lifecycle, expressed as a step pyramid. This shows how, for every callback used to take the activity a step toward the Resumed state at the top, there’s a callback method that takes the activity a step down. The activity can also return to the resumed state from the Paused and Stopped state.

Source: Android Developer

 
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Posted by on October 16, 2014 in References

 

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Android Fragment Lifecycle

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The lifecycle of a fragment (while its activity is running).

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The effect of the activity lifecycle on the fragment lifecycle.

Source: Android Developer

 
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Posted by on October 15, 2014 in References

 

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More Comprehensive Naming Convention

Indentation

Indentation

Indentation must be used if the line is associated with the previous line. When indentation is needed, use conventional indentation (one “Tab”).

Example 1:

<div id="content">
    <table>
        <tr>
            <td class="control_title">
            </td>
        </tr>
    </table>
</div>

Example 2:

public string indentation
{
    get
    {
        return _indentation;
    }
    set
    {
        _indentation = value;
    }
}

Wrapping Lines

Avoid lines longer than 120 characters. When an expression will not fit on a single line, break it with conventional indentation in new line.

Example:

string _xmlData = "<?xml version=\"1.0\"?>" + "\r\n" +
    "<!DOCTYPE ddtp=\"http://dtd.wctp.org/wctp-dtd-v1r1.dtd\">" + "\r\n" +
    "<wctp-Operation wctpVersion=\"wctp-dtd-v1r1\">" + "\r\n" +
    "<wctp-SubmitRequest>" + "\r\n" +
    "<wctp-SubmitHeader submitTimestamp=\"" + _timestamp + "\">" + "\r\n" +
    "<wctp-Originator senderID=\"application@chron.com\"/>" + "\r\n" +
    "<wctp-MessageControl messageID=\"001\"/>" + "\r\n" +
    "<wctp-Recipient recipientID=\"" + recipient + "@arch.com\"/>" + "\r\n";

 

Naming Convention (Server Code)

Identifier Naming Convention

Identifier Case Examples Rules
Comment Clear, short and descriptive.
Class PascalCase Person
BankVault
ImageSprite
Acronyms of 3 or more letters should use pascal case instead of all caps.
Avoid abbreviations (unless it is widely used, like URL, HTML).
Keep names simple and descriptive.
No underscores.
Nouns.
Method(Private) PascalCase with “_” prefix _UpdateScore(…)
_UpdateUrl(…)
_UpdateID(…)
Acronyms of 3 or more letters should use pascal case instead of all caps.
Avoid abbreviations (unless it is widely used, like URL, HTML).
No underscores.
Verbs.
Method(Public) PascalCase UpdateScore(…)
UpdateUrl(…)
UpdateID(…)
Acronyms of 3 or more letters should use pascal case instead of all caps.
Avoid abbreviations (unless it is widely used, like URL, HTML).
No underscores.
Verbs.
Method for Ajax (Private and public) PascalCase following text “Ajax” SavePeopleAjax
GetPropertyAjax
_DeleteGroupAjax
Method for ajax is a method that only called with ajax.
For private, prefix with “_”.
Common Method (Private and public) PascalCase following text “Common” GetStateCommon
_GetAnswerCommon
_SaveStateCommon
Common method is a method that could be use in different controllers/pages.
For private, prefix with “_”.
Namespace PascalCase Chronicle.IT.BasicFunctions
Chronicle.IT.Ftp
Chronicle.IT.Xml
Acronyms of 3 or more letters should use pascal case instead of all caps.
Avoid abbreviations (unless it is widely used, like URL, HTML).
No underscores.
Use $lt;company_name$gt; as root.
Interface PascalCase with “I” prefix IDisposable
IWidgetXml
IUserID
Acronyms of 3 or more letters should use pascal case instead of all caps.
Avoid abbreviations (unless it is widely used, like URL, HTML).
No underscores.
Parameter camelCase recordID
personName
previousUrl
Acronyms of 3 or more letters should use pascal case instead of all caps.
Avoid abbreviations (unless it is widely used, like URL, HTML).
No underscores.
Optional object type can be added. See “Object Type Naming Convention” section.
Property / Variable (Private) camelCase with “_” prefix _backColor
_internalXml
_userID
Acronyms of 3 or more letters should use pascal case instead of all caps.
Avoid abbreviations (unless it is widely used, like URL, HTML).
No underscores (except the prefix).
Optional object type can be added. See “Object Type Naming Convention” section.
Property / Variable (Public) PascalCase BackColor
InternalXml
UserID
Acronyms of 3 or more letters should use pascal case instead of all caps.
Avoid abbreviations (unless it is widely used, like URL, HTML).
No underscores.
Optional object type can be added. See “Object Type Naming Convention” section.

Object Type Naming Convention

Additional object’s type can be added to precede some identifiers in order to distinguish the object type. If the object’s type is added, abbreviate the object type according to the following rules:

Object Type Abbreviated Object Type Examples
Array arr _arrBackColors
_arrInternalXml
arrUserID
String str _strBackColor
_strInternalXml
strUserID

 

Naming Convention (Client Code)

CSS & HTML

Identifier Case Examples Rules
Class dash-separated sort-column
portlet-header
portlet-content
Acronyms of 3 or more letters should use pascal case instead of all caps.
Avoid abbreviations (unless it is widely used, like URL, HTML).
Keep names simple and descriptive.
No underscores.
Nouns.
All lowercase.
HTML Element camelCase ddlPropertyType
txtName
Start with 3 letters of specified element.
HTML Element (For) PascalCase Group
Property
People.FirstName
For is html element generated by mvc html helper that bound to the specific property.

JavaScript

Identifier Case Examples Rules
Comment Clear, short and descriptive.
Parameter camelCase dashboardResult
peopleResult
currentUrl
Acronyms of 3 or more letters should use pascal case instead of all caps.
Avoid abbreviations (unless it is widely used, like URL, HTML).
No underscores.
Optional object type can be added. See “Object Type Naming Convention” section.
Nouns.
Property / Variable (Private) camelCase with “_” prefix _savePreference
_currentUrl
_parent
Acronyms of 3 or more letters should use pascal case instead of all caps.
Avoid abbreviations (unless it is widely used, like URL, HTML).
No underscores (except the prefix).
Optional object type can be added. See “Object Type Naming Convention” section.
Nouns.
Property / Variable (Public) PascalCase SavePreference
CurrentUrl
Parent
Acronyms of 3 or more letters should use pascal case instead of all caps.
Avoid abbreviations (unless it is widely used, like URL, HTML).
No underscores (except the prefix).
Optional object type can be added. See “Object Type Naming Convention” section.
Nouns.

Json

Identifier Case Examples Rules
Name PascalCase Person
Status
Parent
Children
Acronyms of 3 or more letters should use pascal case instead of all caps.
Avoid abbreviations (unless it is widely used, like URL, HTML).
Keep names simple and descriptive.
No underscores.
Nouns.
Avoid using two words or more.
 
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Posted by on October 9, 2014 in General

 

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Basic Grunt Commands

Following are some useful commands for Grunt JS, a task runner for JavaScript.

Display Grunt version.

$ grunt --version

Run grunt file (gruntfile.js).

$ grunt
 
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Posted by on October 7, 2014 in References

 

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Eclipse Shortcut Keys for Android Development

One of the main things holding me up from picking up Android development is the fact that it’s using Eclipse as its IDE. Android Studio is still in Beta, so I stick with Eclipse.

But, what’s wrong with Eclipse? You how it feels when you get out of your comfort zone, well, it’s uncomfortable! I am a hard-core Visual Studio user, so when in Eclipse, I feel like I was put in Mars!

Finally, I figured what alienate me from Eclipse, it’s because I can’t do what I can in Visual Studio, or more like, I haven’t found the way to do it yet.

As I code in Eclipse now, I carefully learn what I would normally do in Visual Studio that I couldn’t in Eclipse, then stop and find a way to do it in Eclipse. Turns out, there’s always a way to do what I have been doing in Visual Studio. Most of these are shortcut keys.

So, here’s the Windows shortcut keys for Eclipse for most things I do in Visual Studio:

Track item in Package Explorer

Click a “two yellow arrows pointed at left and right” button in the Package Explorer view. The button is “Link with Editor” button.

Stop running instance / process

  • Windows > Show View > Other > Devices
    Show Devices view.
  • Select instance / process
    Select an instance / process from the list under each device.
  • Stop Process
    Click on STOP icon from View menu.

Find All (in Project / Solution)

CTRL + H
Use File Search

Switch between file tabs

  • CTRL + Page Up / CTRL + Page Down
    Go to previous / next file in the Editors list.
  • ALT + Left / ALT + Right
    Go to previous / next file on history basis.
  • CTRL + E
    Show list of tabs to pick from.
  • CTRL + F6
    Switch to previous file on history basis.

Comment / uncomment

  • CTRL + SHIFT + /
    Comment.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + \
    Uncomment.

Go to line

CTRL + L

Close file tab

CTRL + W

Go to type / class

CTRL + SHIFT + T

Show intellisense while typing

CTRL + SPACE

Find next / previous

  • CTRL + K
    Find next.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + K
    Find previous.

Format code in Editor

CTRL + SHIFT + F

Delete whole line

CTRL + D

Go to declaration

F3

Organize (delete / add) imports

CTRL + SHIFT + O

Search method

CTRL + O

Rename method / class

SHIFT + ALT + R

Maximize / restore editor area

CTRL + M

 
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Posted by on September 29, 2014 in General

 

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OAuth2 Flows

Cliff notes from Dominick Baier’s OAuth2 Flows.

Authorization Code Flow

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Characters: web application (server-based) clients, confidential and secured client where nobody can see user credential, human involves, consent screen, authorization happens in authorization server.

Apply to: web applications

Steps:

  1. Request authorization.
  2. Request token.
  3. Access resource.

Implicit Flow

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Characters: native / local clients, user-agent based clients, human involves, consent screen, authorization happens in authorization servers.

Apply to: third party native applications (JavaScript application is included).

Steps:

  1. Request authorization & token.
  2. Access resource.

Resource Owner Credential Flow

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Characters: trusted clients, no human involvement, no consent screen, authorization happens in client.

Apply to: official native applications (JavaScript application included).

Steps:

  1. Request token with resource owner credentials.
  2. Access resource.

Client Credential Flow

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Characters: client to Service communication, no human involvement, no consent screen, authorization happens in client.

Apply to: machine to machine communication, service communication to authorization server without act as.

Steps:

  1. Request token with client credentials.
  2. Access resource.

Assertion Flow

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Characters: use one of the ‘core’ flows, access another trusted system (partner).

Apply to: translate between identity management system (ADFS’s saml to ThinkTecture’s jwt), communication with partner’s resources using client’s credential.

Steps:

  1. Request token using ‘core’ flow (Authorization Code, Implicit, Resource Owner Credential, Client Credential).
  2. Request token using ‘assertion’ flow.
  3. Use token.
 
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Posted by on September 24, 2014 in General

 

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Learning Paths

With so many tutorials, articles and resources available out there on the Internet, learning new programming language, framework and library become much more easier. However, as much as its advantage, readily available resources have also become its own problem: where should I start?

With so many options available, it can be confusing to even start learning. I present you my learning paths to solve this problem. Learning paths will guide you through learning programs for each subject of your interests. Think of this as a curriculum to the degree you want to get.

Most of the courses are from Pluralsight.com, but this learning paths are not limited to just Pluralsight.com. I also include some free courses from other sources. While I understand that you may have to pay for some of these courses, I can assure you that paying the subscription is worth it (especially Pluralsight!).

I will update this learning paths to include more subjects and courses in the future. Stay tuned!

Android

Level Course
0100 Get the Android SDK (http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html)
0101 Prerequisite: 0100
Getting Started (http://developer.android.com/training/index.html)
0102 Introduction to Android Development (http://pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/android-intro)
0200 Prerequisite: 0101 or 0102
Android Async Programming and Services (http://pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/android-services)

AngularJS

Level Course
0100 AngularJS Fundamentals (http://pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/angularjs-fundamentals)
0200 Prerequisite: 0100
AngularJS In-Depth (http://pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/angularjs-in-depth)
0201 Prerequisite: 0100
Testing AngularJS From Scratch (http://pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/testing-angularjs-from-scratch)

ASP.NET MVC

Level Course
0100 ASP.NET MVC Fundamentals (http://pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/aspdotnet-mvc)
0200 Prerequisite: 0100
ASP.NET MVC 5 Fundamentals (http://pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/aspdotnet-mvc5-fundamentals)

ASP.NET Web API

Level Course
0100 Introduction to the ASP.NET Web API (http://pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/aspnetwebapi)
0200 Prerequisite: 0100
Web API v2 Security (http://pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/webapi-v2-security)
0201 Prerequisite: 0100
Web API Design (http://pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/web-api-design)

C#

Level Course
0100 C# Basic (http://csharp-station.com/Tutorial/CSharp)
0101 C# From Scratch (http://pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/csharp-from-scratch)
0102 Prerequisite: 0101
C# From Scratch – Part 2 (http://pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/csharp-from-scratch-part2)
0200 Prerequisite: 0100 or 0102
Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals in C# (http://pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/object-oriented-programming-fundamentals-csharp)

Entity Framework

Level Course
0100 Getting Started with Entity Framework 5 (http://pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/entity-framework5-getting-started)
0200 Prerequisite: 0100
Entity Framework Code First Migrations (http://pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/efmigrations)

JavaScript & jQuery

Level Course
0100 W3Schools’s JavaScript Tutorial (http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp)
0101 JavaScript Fundamentals (http://pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/jscript-fundamentals)
0120 Prerequisite: 0100 or 0101
DO Factory’s JavaScript + jQuery Design Pattern Framework – JavaScript & Pattern Essentials (http://www.dofactory.com/products/javascript-jquery-design-pattern-framework)
0200 Prerequisite: 0100 or 0101
JavaScript Design Patterns (http://pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/javascript-design-patterns)
0300 Prerequisite: 0200
jQuery Fundamentals (http://pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/jquery-fundamentals)

WIF, Claims-based Identity, OAuth2

Level Course
0100 Introduction to Identity and Access Control in .NET 4.5 (http://pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/iac-intro)
0200 Prerequisite: 0100
Identity and Access Control in ASP.NET 4.5 (http://pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/iac-aspnet)
0201 Prerequisite: 0100
Identity and Access Control in WCF 4.5 (http://pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/iac-wcf)
0202 Prerequisite: 0100
Web API v2 Security (http://pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/webapi-v2-security)
0300 Prerequisite: 0200 or 0201 or 0202
Introduction to OAuth2, OpenID Connect and JSON Web Tokens (JWT) (http://pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/oauth2-json-web-tokens-openid-connect-introduction)
 
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Posted by on September 15, 2014 in General

 

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