Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Google IO 2015 : 28th and 29th May



Google's Biggest Technological event is about to start today , We are just 13 hours away. Google IO 2015 this year is expected to bring new stuff in the technology just like it has brought the new stuff every year. I am very much keen to know what's Google is going to present.


Google has been conducting this prestigious event since 2008 Google has made lots of major announcements and enhancements and presented these in Google IO that are ruling today the technology and software development. Some of the Major ones are App Engine, Android, Google Maps API, Google Web Toolkit, Google Music, Chrome , Chromebooks, Chrome OS, Project Glass , Google Now, Android Studio,  Google +, Material design standard. 

For those who are not able to attend the event can attend it Off site. Please have a look at the schedule here.

https://events.google.com/io2015/schedule


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Python Flask Installation , Configuration and first flask app by Chitrank Dixit



Hello everyone , Python Flask is a micro-framework that is very good to build small web pieces and APIs. So here is the introductory video on deal with Python Flask to make a simple website. The following video shows how to install , configure and start off with flask. So this is just a beginning more to come soon.




Upgrading Samsung Galaxy S plus to Android 5.0 Lollipop



Hello everyone , The people who are using Samsung Galaxy S plus would have been wondering that how they would be able to enjoy the material design of Android 5.0 Lollipop on their phones and you might have been thinking that you need to buy a new phone to enjoy the goodness of the Android 5.0 Lollipop on your phones. But there is another way and that is by upgrading your Samsung Galaxy S plus phone to Android 5.0 Lollipop. I have made a short video after installing Lollipop on my phone and it is working perfectly please have a look.



Now If you like the above showcase and want your device to get upgraded please follow the following two videos and your phone will get upgraded to Android 5.0 Lollipop isn't it great ?



and after this


Now your have noticed that your phone is working just fine. 


Friday, March 20, 2015

Sympy project: Symbolic Computations using Python Programming



Sympy is a Python Library for symbolic computations. It aims to be a Computer Algebra System, but wants to keep the code simple and readable. Sympy is entirely written in Python. 

Now you might have come across a question Why Sympy ? 

Because SymPy is…
  • Free: Licensed under BSD, SymPy is free both as in speech and as in beer.
  • Python-based: SymPy is written entirely in Python and uses Python for its language.
  • Lightweight: SymPy does not require any external libraries, making it easy to use.
  • A library: Beyond use as an interactive tool, SymPy can be embedded in other applications and extended with custom functions.
The above is the motivation for the open source developer to develop and contribute to this awesome project. At the very beginning you need to read the documentation and work as per the structure suggest.

Prior Knowledge of Python Programming

The very first requirement to understand and develop with sympy is the prior knowledge of Python Programming. If your know Python well then you will be good to start with the code and functions provided by the sympy library. 

Some Basic and Advanced Mathematical Formulas and Functions how they work

You will have to encounter very often with Mathematical formulas that has been transformed into Python functions. So you should be knowing about the Mathematical formulas and how they work. In order to help you during the contribution and development with sympy project.

Open Source Development and working

You should know how the open source project works. What are the roles of the contributers, maintainers and How to proceed with the Bugs (Issues), must know how to use the power of IRC channels for quick responses and you must know the version control system like Git, Mercurial, Bazaar. Sympy project is hosted with Git so I recommend you learning Git.

Git Documentation 
http://git-scm.com/

Open Hatch (for simple and crisp exercises to know how the open source development proceeds)
http://openhatch.org/

Writing Quality Code

In open source development the source code written is fairly simple to read and understand as thousands of contributor will be modifying and testing the code to fix bugs. So after the bugs are fixed any additions and deletions from the code should be well documented using inline documentation in the file itself and also with a suitable commit message. You should keep in mind to write optimized code, as maintainers would demand optimized code when they view your fix , they also review the code for better readability and understanding.

Prepare Your Local environment or Virtual environment 

You must be following the build, install and test procedure. To look at the bugs and then fix them and again examine that everything works fine after fixing the code, So you need a local environment. Generally the newbees simply do all the testing in their system wide python installation. But I recommend you should read about the virtualenv, virtualenv is a virtual environment for testing python applications. The modules installed in virtualenv affects only the virtualenv and not the whole system. So if anything goes wrong , You just need to fix changes or delete your virtualenv and your system would be free from troublesome problems during testing and never need manual fixes.

Have a look at the virtualenv documentation


IDE's or Python Editors or Ipython notebooks

It is upto you which resource you prefer to write your code and have a proper view of the output of that code. I use ipython Notebook. Ipython notebook has better view of inputs with its corresponding outputs. 

Have a look at the Ipython Notebook documentation 


Resources for learning, developing for  and developing with sympy

Developing for the Sympy and searching for the educational tutorials and ebooks online by Googling and searching on YouTube is not a bad idea but it is not the best idea. The best idea is to go to the sympy website and read its documnetation and changes from the previous version. Sympy also provides an awesome tutorial doc for the new developers to understand sympy working.


The motivated programmers must check sympy code hosted at the Github, Have a look at this 
Source code for sympy at Github : Sympy Source 

and those who want to contribute please fork it and read the documentation about Git and contributing to Github, The project needs to be forked and after fixing the bug you need to Raise and Issue and talk to the maintainer about that issue and then do a pull request. I know you were not able to understand the above lines, So please read the Git documentation well and then read this again you will completely understand each and every line.



Set up Git

Create a Repository

Fork a Repository

Be Social


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Building a Search Engine using Python Downloading and Extracting Links



The following video shows the first task of making a Search Engine using Python Programming and as per planned the first task is to download the web pages and extract links from those web pages. To know more about this please have a look at this video.



Guess the number game using Random Module in Python Programming



After the Introduction to the Game development series using Pygame and Python Programming. Here is the simple game that can be developed in Python Programming. The game logic and working is discussed in the video please have a look at the video to know more.





Game Development using Python Programming and Pygame



The following video would guide you to know and understand about the Game development basics using Python Programming. For specific 2d Game development in Python programming we will be using Pygame game development library written in Python Programming. Please watch to know more.