Groovy-script to send iOS push notifications
When testing your iOS-app for the handling of push notifications, it’s nice to have a quick way to send one or more messages to your device. Here’s a quick little Groovy-script I wrote that shows how to use java-apns to do just that. See the java-apns documentation for more information on setting things up. You’ll need to have Groovy installed to run the script. Grape willl...
Embedding GitHub projects in your svn repository
GitHub is the place to be for sharing code. Unfortunately a lot of companies are still using subversion internally. Luckily, GitHub offers read-only svn access to all repositories (See this April-Fools’-that’s-actually-not-a-joke blogpost from 2010). This means that you can use svn:externals (http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.0/ch07s03.html) to refer to the main repo instead of...
Some observations on Android
Although I already worked on some Android applications, I mostly used the low-end devices for testing. Cheap phones such as the HTC Wildfire and Sony Ericsson Xperia X8. You can’t even compare these devices to an iPhone 4, which is still my main phone. So, I was really glad to have a top-of-the-line Android phone fall in my lap. I haven’t been using it very much, but here are some...
Stroke of luck
I have been in a lucky mood recently. When I was less than one year old, I once won a bike by drawing the winning lot out of a basket. Since then, I don’t think I have ever won something of note. Until recently. On Monday I received two prizes I had won in the last weeks. First, and biggest thing I got was a Samsung Galaxy S II. At Devoxx last November, I left my business card at...