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by Ovalman
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Java
Topic: Android App Development
Replies: 22
Views: 21603

Re: Android App Development

Hi Guys, hope this helps someone but I was trying to learn to code miserable for years (for over 5 years) and I've taken many courses. It's not the code that is the problem - Java, Python, C#, C++ etc are pretty easy to understand, it's putting it all together. You see to learn Android, you need to ...
by Ovalman
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Structuring Programs
Replies: 25
Views: 6323

Re: Structuring Programs

I'm back again! I know I'm not a regular on this forum but I've came back to this thread again to show that persistence works even for someone who's nearly half a century old. I just released my first app on the Play Store, the fixture list widget for my football club https://play.google.com/store/a...
by Ovalman
Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Structuring Programs
Replies: 25
Views: 6323

Re: Structuring Programs

My main problem is I want to write 3 programs that suit a mobile device. One is a Fixture List Widget for the football club I support. I think this will be easy enough although I'm struggling linking Id's to clickable links. 2nd is a database for a cleaning company that schedules jobs and marks paym...
by Ovalman
Sat May 31, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Structuring Programs
Replies: 25
Views: 6323

Re: Structuring Programs

I remember programming 48k BASIC and running out of memory in a few hundred lines of code :oops: It taught me some bad habits that are hard to get rid of but I must complain about teaching methods that are skewed towards newbies that old f*rts can't grasp. OOP is totally new to me. I can get the var...
by Ovalman
Sat May 31, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Structuring Programs
Replies: 25
Views: 6323

Re: Structuring Programs

I find procedural programming so much easier to understand and implement. What I need I could almost but not quite do in ZX BASIC. I'm never suggesting to move back to procedural but that's what I understand and it's difficult for me to move beyond that. I guess I'm an old f*rt stuck in his ways. Fo...
by Ovalman
Sat May 31, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Structuring Programs
Replies: 25
Views: 6323

Re: Structuring Programs

I took a break (a long break :) ) and came back to this. I want to learn Android/ Java as I've a few ideas floating around that would suit the mobile platform. Stackoverflow seems very condescending but this forum seems great for asking even the dumbest questions as I did above. We all have to start...
by Ovalman
Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Maplin to stock Pi "deals" at the end of the month.
Replies: 2
Views: 915

Re: Maplin to stock Pi "deals" at the end of the month.

Cheers Peter, I looked down the list and didn't see it. You can let this thread die.
by Ovalman
Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Maplin to stock Pi "deals" at the end of the month.
Replies: 2
Views: 915

Maplin to stock Pi "deals" at the end of the month.

http://www.maplin.co.uk/raspberrypi I am in no way associated with the above company but I stumbled across this as I was perusing their site. The deal doesn't sound too bad actually when you look at what you get but doubles the price of the Pi and takes away some of the hands on approach that the Pi...
by Ovalman
Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What are your Other Hobbies / Interests??
Replies: 72
Views: 11619

Re: What are your Other Hobbies / Interests??

I suppose now I've had my Raspberry Pi a full week and this is my 10th post :shock: I suppose I should introduce myself. I love Astronomy, Football (Glentoran FC, Norn Iron), Online Poker and I suppose like most on this forum I'm a gadget freak, I listen to a lot of podcasts and I love learning. I'd...
by Ovalman
Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Running from 1AA Battery
Replies: 0
Views: 1235

Running from 1AA Battery

Hi all, I had my Pi up and running from 1AA battery from one of these: http://www.maplin.co.uk/battery-powered-emergency-mobile-phone-charger-222899 (£3.99 instore) There wasn't enough power to use a keyboard or mouse so I couldn't get into the Debian GUI but I'm wondering would there be enough juic...
by Ovalman
Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Structuring Programs
Replies: 25
Views: 6323

Re: Structuring Programs

Again many thanks for the extra input from simplesi, Blackjack as well as Jon. I'm making some headway on this and as Jon said in his opening statement, there is no one way of doing things in Python. I altered Simplesi's piece of coding to get the same result and it's the first true coding I've crea...
by Ovalman
Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Structuring Programs
Replies: 25
Views: 6323

Re: Structuring Programs

Many thanks, again you're making things clearer for me. I'll have a read all of this thread again and also the material on your link and get back tomorrow. I've made more progress tonight than for many weeks. I've checked many sites but things seem to move too quick for me. I think if I understand h...
by Ovalman
Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Structuring Programs
Replies: 25
Views: 6323

Re: Structuring Programs

Thanks JM, I'll have a read through your material. Are you saying that to define a sub-routine we create a function? After the sub-routine has completed it just goes back to the next line of your main code? Do we define functions at the start/ middle/ end of every program? Does it matter where the f...
by Ovalman
Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Structuring Programs
Replies: 25
Views: 6323

Re: Structuring Programs

Have you looked at The Python Tutorial ? It explains all of the concepts you're asking. It starts from simple commands in direct mode, so you can see what's happening immediately. Thanks for the reply. I've maybe asked for too much info in the one question. I've went through the start of several Py...
by Ovalman
Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Structuring Programs
Replies: 25
Views: 6323

Structuring Programs

Hi all, I haven't done any programming in 25 years since my days of programming on my ZX81/ Spectrum. Since my return, I initially tried to learn myself first C++ and Android but things seem so alien to me. Since I got my Raspberry Pi, I've tried to learn Python but again I'm getting stuck at a very...
by Ovalman
Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Installing programs to Raspberry Pi
Replies: 9
Views: 10185

Re: Installing programs to Raspberry Pi

Many thanks, I'll give it a go.
by Ovalman
Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Installing programs to Raspberry Pi
Replies: 9
Views: 10185

Installing programs to Raspberry Pi

Hi all, first of (probably) many Noob questions. Now I've got my Pi up an running Debian (first attempt, really pleased.) How do I go about installing programs to my SD card? I go way back to my days of programming a ZX Spectrum and I'd like to learn Python but also Android. Would it be possible to ...

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