We’ve hit 5000!


Its been a remarkable month of July for FootyNTech! On July 10th I announced that we reached the 1000 hits milestone. And I set the deadline for 5000 hits at January. But things took a dramatic turn this month and within a month we have had more than 4000 visitors to the blog! Now that’s WOW! Ive set the next milestone at 10000 views and lets hope we reach it by January. And Id like to make another important announcement, once we reach the 10000 hits milestone, we will be moving to a private hoster and we will have our very own domain (probably footyntech.com) So come on people, lets get to 10000!

Heres a round up of the top posts that brought huge traffic to the blog!

 Java 7 is Here!  (1,179 views) – (excerpt) “Its finally here, the much awaited JAVA 7! After a wait of nearly 5 years, Oracle has released the latest installation of the Developer kit for the highly popular platform, Java! The new version still has the silly version number of 1.7.0 but is more popularly known as JDK 7 as in the case of JDK 6. JDK 7 brings some changes to the language features of Java and also some changes to the core systems and the VM as well. Id like to point out some of the new language features of Java 7 that could come in pretty handy. ” Read More…. 

Java Persistence API: a quick intro… (1,171 views) –  (excerpt) “Hello Readers! After numerous requests from some of my friends I’ve decided to write a short article about the Java Persistence API. Object Oriented programming paradigm is the most popular and widely used model nowadays and it outclasses and outshines most other paradigms because of its ability to model real life entities seamlessly. But when it comes to developing medium-sized data oriented applications like a Students Database or an Employee Database, people just break the Object Oriented Model and link a DB Connection directly to the front-end GUI. But it isn’t a good programming practice. When I first started building small db oriented applications, me being a die-hard OOPS fan, was kinda worried about not using OOP model. ” Read More…

Home page (587 views)

Android: Getting Started (584 views) – (excerpt) “The Android Mobile platform has certainly taken the industry by storm. Its got cool features and even though it hasnt got the popularity of a Windows Mobile or Apple’s iOS, its destined to lead the market in a couple of years. For that to happen, Android needs more developers and Engineers to use its API to build applications for the platform enabled devices. I was one of those programmers who thought Android development would be very tough. But I saw one of my friends developing an app and and only then I realized the ease of creating Android Application. Fortunately the Eclipse IDE (by far the best IDE to build Java apps) supports Android development and makes it very easy. All you need to do is install a plugin from Google (License holders of Android).  And for testing your Android applications you dont need an Android device. You can use the innovative Android Emulator (Android Virtual Device) to run and test your applications. So I decided to write this article to provide all the stuff you will need to setup your Software Infrastructure needed to get started with your Android Adventure! ” Read More…

Regards,

Steve!

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