If we wish to create RESTful Web Service in Java, then the JAX-RS is the officially accepted Java API for this. This is also referred to as the lightweight little brother of JAX-WS (Java API for XML Web Services). At the moment the JAX-RS 2.0 version is the latest (JSR 339 standard), it was released in May 2013. The JAX-RS defines the RESTful API on the server side, and since the JAX-RS 2.0, it has also contained a client API, which is very useful for testing. Some of the most important JAX-RS implementations are the following:
Most of my tales begin with a sound or sentence.
No matter where I am, I need to be alone for it to happen. It often happens that while I am walking in the street or washing the dishes, I suddenly hear somebody „speaking” inside me, and they usually make me laugh. New characters, new stories then unfold from these „voices”.
We were invited to the Telenor Smartphone Academy, to present our games and to make a presentation entitled The business of games. This was the second event of this kind where we appeared. Similarly to the first event here we could also take part in interesting discussions. We met a young group of game developers who asked us about our experiences, and also met some, who have already published games, and gained experiences. Naturally the gamer audience took part as well, expressed their opinion concerning our beta games, and we also managed to involve them in our team of testers.
At the beginning of my presentation I faced a minor technical problem, and I was nervous too, as I had not made a presentation in front of such a large audience. I am not completely satisfied with my presentation, but I will do better next time. The topic itself is enormous, we could spend hours talking and debating about it. It wasn’t easy to summarize it in just 10 minutes, thus I thought it deserves an extra post.
In 2011 one of my first tasks at this workplace was to prepare our “Family-Friendly Workplace” tender. We welcomed the chance, and our managers welcomed it as well, as although the notion was not yet common, the practice itself was, and we felt that it has a place and genuineness at our company. I hoped that with the help of the tender we could improve this area further. Seeing the tender data sheet I did not worry, as mainly statistical data and a relatively short professional description was needed. I did not want to leave the success of the tender to chance, so I began to do research in the topic. The result was surprising, and somewhat disappointing at first sight.
For a project in progress we would like to display the users‘ activity on a world map, as a kind of heat map. This request, however simple it may seem, poses several challenges.
It does help if one knows trigonometric functions.
I have encountered an interesting problem in connection with our game in the making. The name of the main character and the location has been changed due to privacy rights…
In June, 2012 our company published our first interactive book for iBooks capable iOS devices. Taking the idea further, in December the same year we created and published the first episode of the Tales from the Playroom series, entitled First Colours megérkezik in Hungarian and The Arrival of Erste Farben in English. In the course of the development we encountered a number of limitations that appeared in iBooks, but not in the simple WebKit-based browser.
7500 kilometers, 113 lessons, over 80 presenters, 30 “Oszkár” carpooling journeys, 25 nearly sleepless nights and another night or two spent with parties, all for three words. Was it worth it?