I don’t know what Google did to Android but ever since I upgraded from Ice Cream Sandwich to jelly bean I’m getting an average of 24 to 48 hour increase battery life. I don’t think it’s cyanogenmod , I’ve been reading random reports across the internet about general enhancements to the battery life with the upgrade.
I’m guessing that also this is related to performance improvements. I’ve been seeing a lot of postings coming from Google lately related to jmeter, Jprofiler, and other tools related to performance and load testing.
We’ve actually been reviewing quite a few these tools and I will have a follow up blog posting in the coming days.
I thought I would just give everybody a heads up. Upgrade to jelly bean if you like using your phone.
Hello this is Matt again and I have not written on this blog in awhile but I want to talk today about Google Voice to Text. The interesting part about Google Voice to Text is its accuracy. I am actually writing this entire blog post just talking on my phone. I’ve been trying to use voice to text software for really long time I’ve tried dragon naturally speaking it hasn’t really works so well but I had still tried it I’ve also tried other voice to text software and it always work out so well. Regardless when you get a piece of software that works excellently such as this 1 I’m talking on today you can see how easy it is to create postings and update content on the internets. While it’s not always perfect I think this software is getting pretty good and I thought I should make a posting on it. 1 of the best things about voice to text is that everything that I had said is completely searchable indexable by a search engine. Even if the content is in perfect you can still mock up some conversation that you want to have on a blog save it out I’m word press and later on come back and edit everything you upset so that its consumable an Internet audience. Well that’s all for now check in again soon thanks bye.
I didn’t get time to mentioned I visited sumpernet last week as well, it was great! I will be putting notes out soon on the discussions. I had also discovered google draw last week which is just plain cool.
At the nofluffjuststuff conference this weekend, and I loved it. Some particular highlights that I enjoyed were guava, a discussion on apprenticeship in the 21st century, gradle, and man oh man I loved sonar.
The food was good; people from the last 3 companies that I had worked with were at the conference, so it was a bit of a blast from the past. Infact I am blogging to you direct from the conference now!
Some of the talks were so exciting, that I went home last night and fired up a instance of sonar right off the bat and took a spin on guava. It was everything that I expected, so I would recommend checking out some of the tech listed here.
If you want to know how good your code is, and want all of the statistics assembled in a nice consumable interface sonar is great for stuff like that.
If you want a nice util library, that simplifies many of the functions that you would be doing in java. Guava is perfect for things like that, and there is a good chance you can reduce your code size by 25%.
If you are looking for a complete end-to-end package for managing software, dependencies, etc. Gradle is starting to appear like a interesting alternative for such a thing.
Long story short nofluff was a blast, I would recommend checking it out if you ever get a opportunity. I had learned a ton about new tools moving into the nebulous void of software development which can make our lives a little less chaotic. In the same sense though I am happy that the conference is coming to a end.. Have work on monday :-S… … .
Just a upcoming notice, I will be attending several conferences in the next 30 days. Some of them are business related, some are tech related but here is the the events I know for sure I will be at.
- February 22nd, Lean Startup Minnesota @ Joule 1200 Washington Ave S Minneapolis, MN
- March 16, Minneapolis Internet Marketing @ Kips Irish Pub
- March 4-6, No Fluff Just Stuff Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington, 3900 American Boulevard West, Bloomington, MN, 55437
- March 3rd, SumperNet @ Keller Williams Realty – 2680 Snelling Ave N # 100 – Roseville, MN 55113 – USA
Possibly: TC’s “Network Your Heart Out” Event @Thom Pham’s Wondrous Azian Kitchen
Sorry for anyone that was trying to access the site, but we were down for a while. No, there were not any major issues we simply just switched the blog off of a managed server I was paying for (mochahost) to our new set of quad core servers. These are the same servers that are running FindTechs right now. So long story short I had to do lots of investigation on how to correctly migrate the blog. Part of the problem is that the current wordpress migration tools do not carry over the images, themes, etc.
That was unacceptable since I wanted a true copy, so after some research I settled on a plugin that would correctly make the copy, and migrated. Even after the migration though there were still problems regarding the BIND mappings, and making sure the virtual host was set up correctly . We are all good now though, and back online! Yaay. Welcome back to anyone checking things out.
We should be ready to go after that point, the site deadline wise is way past is point, and some core features were dropped, but one way or another we will get a release out there so we can start doing business already! One of the nice things is that the code is all custom, and the platform was designed around some very nice core concepts (scaling, open architecture, SOA oriented, very low technical debt). So I am excited to get it out there, and get cracking on things.
Hopefully in a couple weeks I can report that Webactive is in business!
I went to the sumpernet! meetup last night, and it rocked! I was able to meet business professionals and aspiring professionals (like myself), talk about issues, and how to succeed in business and marketing. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to get into entrepreneurship. I learned tons about how people work, and get work done.
Well I am for sure digging deep into the webservice java world lately (I may even tip up a few examples and post them here). For those of you who do not know what mule is, I would describe it as a composite webservice based environment that is meant to ease the development of integration systems (albet with lots of XML). Really it isn’t that hard to work with, and in many cases kinda fun. You will probably see more postings on it in the future from me, but for now I just decided to take a quick break and give you guys a update on the latest and greatest tech I get to play with.