Making noise

Now that we have a small collection of voices to choose from, see our previous article, let us turn our attention to making some noise from our Java application.

Just to get us going we will select a voice and use it to play a quote.  The quote we will use for now is “Believe in yourself.  You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.”  The voice we will use is the 8-bit Kevin. Continue reading “Making noise”

So You Want to Write a Java Desktop Application

When starting out programming there are so many things that you need to learn.  The problem is made worse by the fact there are so many things you do not know you need to know.  Added to this is a multitude of things that you think you need to know that you try to learn.

So You Want to Write a Java Desktop Application was written for just such a situation.  This book takes you step by step through the process of building a Java application with JavaFX.  The aim of the book is to build an application starting with a basic description, understanding the application design, and working through each section fully.  All the code is provided so the reader can build as they read.  By the end of the book, you will have a working application, as well as a good understanding of how to design and build your own applications.

Want to know more then take a look at the book

Roles in Software Development

There are many terms used within the software industry to describe roles that people perform.  All of these roles contribute in some shape or form to produce and deliver software to a target audience.

Many of the terms used are arbitrarily assigned by organisations as they suit, and do not necessarily conform to any agreed to and understood definition.  In fact, if you were to look these terms up in an attempt to define each you will find a varying array of explanations. Continue reading “Roles in Software Development”