Kondwani Chipeta

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Hello,

Congratulations on the book.

I see that the IDE used in the book is Android Studio.
Is Android Studio the best IDE for Game Development on the Android platform?
What benefit(s) does Android Studio have over other IDEs in terms of game development?

Regards,
Kondwani
8 months ago
Thanks for the response.
11 months ago
Hello Jim,

Congratulations on the book.
We've seen plenty of advantages for developing apps using Xamarin, but are there any disadvantages to using Xamarin instead of the platform specific languages for iOS and Android?
Also would you recommend this book as a useful tool for those that want to do Xamarin certification?

11 months ago
Hello Ashish Sarin and J Sharma,

Congratulations on the book.

I would like to know what's the difference between Spring and Hibernate from your perspective?
What advantages does Spring have over other frameworks?


Kind Regards,
K. Chipeta
2 years ago
Hello Joel,

Congratulations on the book.

Since you have now written a book using both Eclipse and Android Studio, do you have any performance metrics as to which IDE is the best performer when testing on an emulator?


Kind Regards,
Kondwani.
3 years ago
Hello Puspender,

You haven't invoked the method close() in your code, therefore option 1 cant be correct.



Regards,

Kondwani.
Hello Dawn and David,

Congratulations on your book.

I am curious to know, does your book cover topics about creating an Android app that can be integrate with other systems?

Is the book purely devoted to programming Android in Java only or do you demonstrate how someone can create an Android app using a cross platform tool like Phonegap?


Many Thanks,

Kondwani.
4 years ago
Hello Robert,

Congratulations on the book.

I have two questions.
1) How much of R and it's use in the Big Data field do you cover in your book?
2) Is R the best open source language for Big Data or are there alternatives which are more suited to this emerging field?

Kind Regards,

Kondwani.
4 years ago
Hello Kishori,

Congratulations on the books.
Which topic did you find most challenging to write about and how have you gone about to make sure the reader easily understands that topic?


Kondwani.
4 years ago
Hello Matthew,

My question is: how do you create an object without having a name for it already programmed? Does it even need to have a unique name,
since it would be stored in a seperate index and/or arraylist?



The answer to this is that you simply cannot create two separate objects using the same reference variable.
e.g. If you were to do this:



The compiler would simply tell you that the reference variable c has already been defined.


However you can do something like this:


In this case the reference variable c points to a new object on the heap and the object that it was first referencing gets garbage collected.

If you want to use an array of Contacts, you can simply declare an array of whatever size you want and then intialize the variable using a loop.
e.g.


Cheers.
4 years ago
Congratulations Ha
4 years ago
Hello RiteshKumar,

Congratulations on passing OCPJP6.

Good luck on SCWCD although I would think with Oracle having purchased Sun Microsystems, they renamed it to OCPJWCD. Check out the forum on the ranch.

And welcome to the Ranch.
4 years ago
Hello Godfrey,

Do your lessons cover all the security threats that are common on the Android platform or do you just cover the frequent threats?

Many Thanks,
Kondwani
4 years ago