ZXing or ZebraCrossing is the creator of a bar-code scanner that is widely used. It is an open source project, primarily made for Android, that has ports to various languages. While importing the app itself is not very difficult, it has a caveat. A simple import needs the app to be installed in the user’s […]

To use Arduino in Linux Mint first, we will need to install java in Linux Mint. The procedure can be found in the link below: Install oracle jdk 7 on linux Then, we will have to download the Arduino IDE, which can be found at the arduino site (i.e. the link below) Arduino Download And […]

I have been using either Kubuntu or Linux Mint KDE as my linux distro for the past few years. However, I recently installed Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon version rather than the KDE version as it was somewhat likeable than Gnome (even though Cinnamon is a fork of Gnome). I liked Cinnamon but I always like […]

We were given the following assignment: Application: The App is instantiated with the Controller as an argument. When started, the App prints “App started” on the screen and registers itself at the Controller. Every 2 seconds, the App sends a heartbeat to the Controller and prints “Heartbeat” onto the screen including the current time. With […]

To install apache maven 3 on linux. Firstly, we will have to download the required maven version. It can be found at: http://maven.apache.org/download.cgi Once downloaded, open terminal and go to the download folder. Once there, extract the tar using the following (Note: i have apache maven 3.0.5, so please replace apache-maven-3.0.5-bin with the version you have) […]

Oracle JDK 7 or Sun JDK 7 (previously known) is not bundled together with linux as before. Nowadays the distro use open jdk rather than oracle jdk. However, there are still people who would rather use oracle jdk then open jdk. However, many do not know the process of installing oracle jdk or just don’t remember. […]