Tracking Steps and More: Fitbit Flex vs LG G Watch

A little while back I purchased an LG G Watch because it was a good deal. However, this also means that it wasn't a brand new product. Not wanting to gift something that had issues, I wore the watch for a few days.Let me first step back and say, I've been wearing a Fitbit Flex for about six months now. It's been extremely useful for me because it not only tracks how active I am, but also the quality and quantity of my sleep. My one complaint about it is that when wearing something on my wrist, I'd prefer that... [Read More]

Upgrading Drawsaur to PhoneGap Cordova 3.3.0

I recently had a request to update one of the plugs used for saving images. Considering I hadn't worked on the project in 6 months or more I decided to accept the challenge.It turns out the challenge was more about upgrading the project to work with 3.3 than it was upgrading the plug. You can read the Cordova docs, but basically they've changed the way plug-ins work. You now define plug-ins in the config.xml file. In this situation, the ShareImage needed to be placed into this file like this: feature name="ShareImage" param name="android-package" value="org.apache.cordova.ShareImage" / /featureYou can see more about... [Read More]

Programming and a Computer Science Degree

Okay, now that HTML and CSS are behind, what should I learn next (for developing an interactive website) - JavaScript or PHP? or something else...I ran across this question that someone posted a while back (actually, almost a year ago). I responded to the question, however my response was more in general toward people who want to learn programming and trying to understand where to start. I read it again recently and felt like it was a pretty good thought so I wanted to repost it here.Relate it to being a carpenter (I'm not a carpenter but my father was... [Read More]