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Interprocess Communication in BB10

One of the most recent features in BB10 was the addition of Headless Services. A headless application (or service, as it’s called) is one without a graphical interface, or head, for the user to interact with. It’s generally a slim body of code that runs in the background as an event handler on behalf of […]

Hackathon, then Limbo

After the hackathon, I eagerly submitted my application to BlackBerry world. It was accepted quickly and I was greeted with the option to publish my application for public consumption. However, before doing that, I decided to apply for the ‘Built For Blackberry’ certification and use the results of their testing to gauge whether the application […]

BlackBerry Hackathon

Last weekend, BlackBerry had an internal hackathon for employees interested in developing applications for the upcoming Q10. The prize for submitting an application was a red, limited edition Z10. For this event, BlackBerry was willing to waive the restrictive intellectual property policy that once governed employee submissions. Thus, all employees were given the ability to […]

How Tough of a Mudder am I?

It’s been months since the last time I used any of my sports equipment; winter has that effect on me. I tend to sit around, busing myself with the occasional snow shoveling or home project. But now that the snow has begun to melt and the temperature is above freezing, its the perfect time to […]

How Evil Begets Chaos

For the past few months I have been running a D&D campaign with my friends. The previous campaign came to an abrupt close due to some high rolling on my part and some critical mistakes on theirs. Once that happened, I gave them an option to either start a new campaign as good-aligned characters, or […]

Variable Arguments

Logging, printing, debugging; using printf(), and it’s sibling functions, is much like using a universal remote. It’s power comes from the fact that you can specify any amount of parameters to be printed. This is due to the usage of a variadic parameter as represented by an ellipsis (…). Now, with power comes a great […]