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Aldo Ziflaj

Just another programming addict, with a sweet tooth for software development and cutting-edge technologies

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2016

Week #24: Fast forward 9 weeks

During the last 2 - 3 months I haven’t written anything on my blog and the analytics are showing me the EKG of a wooden box. Nevertheless, I haven’t been jus...

Week #12: Uber and Flappy Bird

This week I went back into following the Android course by Rob Percival, building an Uber clone and after that, a Flappy Bird clone. During this time, I was ...

Week #11: Jump Starting Sinatra

No more exams! As I wrote in the end of my last blogpost, I had to take one month off from the challenge because of the finals. Now I’m free to go on with th...

Week #10 extends Week #9

It has been almost a month since the last blog post. School requires a lot of my time so I haven’t been playing around starting from December 20. Now that I...

2015

Week #9: Java, Node.js and Android

It has been a while since my last blog post and the last challenge. But I have been working on a couple of projects in parallel, including school projects an...

Week #8: Remaking an Ionic Application

Native mobile development is an in-demand skill you should have, but it has its drawbacks as everything else. Of course, the performance is as good as possib...

Week #7: 7 questions answered

This is the 7th week of my challenge, and it has been good so far. I have been learning a lot and I intend to learn a lot more, maybe even get back to the sa...

Week #2 report: AngularJS + Gulp

On the second week of my 52 weeks, 52 projects challenge, I went back to re-learning my favorite JavaScript framework, AngularJS.

Week #1 challenge: Kotlin in Android

More or less one week ago, I announced my 52 weeks, 52 projects challenge. In the first week, I tried native Android development in a language called Kotlin....

New Year's resolution... in October

I am late on this one. New Year’s eve happened long time ago, and the next New Year’s eve is happening two and a half months later. But I can’t wait until th...

PopMovies - my next Android app

A couple of months ago I took a course in Udacity called “Developing Android Apps”. It is developed by Google and it’s the first part of the Android Nanodegr...

3D printing and Rapid Prototyping

According to Wikipedia, 3D printing is any of various processes used to make a three-dimensional object. I would define a 3D printer as “a computer-controlle...

Ruby and card tricks

Magic is not real, but card tricks are. Most of the card tricks I know are based on doing something without the other guy watching, such as manipulating the ...

Using Gradle for Build Automation

In a previous blogpost I wrote about using Makefiles for build automation. Makefiles might be good enough for C and C++ projects, but no Java developer is us...

What time is it?

A couple of months ago, I saw a nice Javascript project: a background changing clock. Based on the Hex color codes, it could change the background based on t...

Using Makefiles for build automation

In my last presentation at Things Lab, I mentioned build automation as one of the best practices used in Continuous Integration (CI). But build automation go...

Present with Reveal.JS

Everybody uses presentations. Professors at our school use them to make lectures less boring than they actually are. We at Things Lab use them to show what ...

Building a Slot Game in Java

A couple of years ago, when I was learning Java programming, I thought of testing myself and my programming skills by writing a game in Java. Now, I'm not g...

Crunching numbers in Python

When I finished high school and I was spiritually preparing to go to an Engineering College, I knew that too many calculations were ahead. During the first ...

V for Vagrant

It has been almost one year since I first heard of Vagrant, and maybe 7-8 months since I first used it. Vagrant is a provision tool; it provides you a full ...

Aldo.speak("Hello, World!");

Hello, World! This is my first blogpost @ aziflaj.github.io. I decided to use Jekyll after I read this post from Dashamir Hoxha. It is simple to set up and ...