Prepare Eclipse for game development

Programmers and computer scientist are just like babies. Learning something new (taking the first step) is difficult at first but then it gets easier. For example someone who wants to learn how to program, they have to choose whether to start with C++ or java or python or C or JavaScript and the list goes on. So many questions pop out. What IDE to use? Does that IDE work on mac? Can I program other languages in that IDE? Is it easy to use? ect.. But after this first step is taken things get easier from there. In this tutorial I will briefly discuss how to start developing 2D games for android...

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[Tutorial/About] Rooting and ROMming: What is and How to?

Intro If you’ve spent much time on any Android user web-forum, you’ve probably heard of “rooting” or “custom ROMs”, and depending on where you heard the terms, reasons why people root and rom their phones may be more or less apparent. This article will attempt to make more clear the advantages to obtaining root on your Android device and provide a rudimentary guide on how to get started. Why Root? Rooting a phone is the process of gaining superuser status on the device. Once superuser status is obtained, certain software restrictions can be circumvented,...

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An Introduction To Java NIO – Client Side

An Introduction To Java Networking What is NIO? Standing for Non-Blocking IO, Java NIO was introduced in 1.4 update by Sun Microsystems. Traditional IO Networking waits for data to be available for reading before performing other operations while Non-Blocking IO does not. If there is not any data available for reading then the application will perform the next operation instead. Creating A NIO Client Application. public class Client extends Runnable{ @Overrride public void run(){ //This is the main entry point of your client implementation } } Your class should...

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Using EGit to Push Local Eclipse Repositories to Github

EGit is an Eclipse Team provider for the Git version control system. Using EGit a developer can push a local Eclipse repository to GitHub. First create a new repository at GitHub: Your new repository will have a clone URL: In Eclipse, open “Window” > “Preferences”: -make sure that your SSH2 home is configured correctly -make sure that your SSH2 home contains your SSH2 keys -make sure that you have saved your public key to your GitHub account settings If you have not yet generated a SSH key, click the “Key Management” tab to generate a new public...

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Adding Scringo to an Eclipse Project

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How to switch between photos by swiping. (ViewPager)

While using android, one of the easiest, most user friendly ways of displaying multiple photos is by swiping a finger across the screen.  It has become common place to use this in an app for both android and ios, so how does one utilize this feature when creating their very own app for the android.  This feature is called a ViewPager.  “It is a layout manager that allows the user to flip left and right through pages of data.” – Android Developer website. http://developer.android.com/reference/android/support/v4/view/ViewPager.html Here is the website to everything that...

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