The Nokia N8 keeps up to every promise that it boasts of and its worth every buck thats draining out of your pocket .For a photography buff this model is an apt choice since it has a high resolution 12 MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics that is well versed in capturing crystal clear images without having to compromise on the picture quality and thats not all with add on features like autofocus, xenon flash and smile detection the capturing images even in the dark with minimal jitter in the produced images despite countless wobbles during the movement is no more a rocket science.

The operating system that this phone takes into utilization is Symbian 3 but it stands at par with other Android SIM free versions. It has a 3.5 inch AMOLED capacitive touch screen results in vibrant color deliverance, high pixel density and magnificent viewing angles for a smooth touch and a delightful viewing experience. An inbuilt DivX /Xvid player is a boon for watching HD videos from anywhere. It has an internal storage of 16 GB which can go up to a whooping 32 GB with the support of a micro SD card slot. The body is absolutely light and stands at just 135gms.

It houses latest connectivity options like GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi that widen its networks horizon hence the sharing of emails and memories with dear ones at any corner of the globe has become easier and swifter. The transferring and receiving of files has become all the more convenient with this model since it has a Bluetooth v.3.0 and a micro USB v2.0

Moreover there are numerous other features that include an HDMI port that allows its users to record videos and watch movies in HD with great sound quality on home theaters. It has an FM transmitter that enables you to play your favorite songs at your designated channels while youre travelling. With the ovi store one can gain an easy access to innumerable mind boggling applications, features, and songs. The saying goes true that best things come in small packages; the Nokia N8 gives you high end camera with every small ingredient that a multimedia smart phone should pertain to. There are certain online sellers who are selling Nokia N8 mobile phones unlocked at no extra cost so for an unrestricted access to such fabulous features but alike other Android SIM free phones these phones are also limited in stocks.

Presently Forex market is really popular throughout the world. Thats the reason why there is nothing extraordinary in the fact that many trading robots are coming to the market these days. Its not that important whether you are a newbie in forex, or you are an experienced trader, its an important thing to use, I mean, Forex trading robots. Its beneficial that, these will give a chance to get to know what products that are present on the market can help you to be successful and make more profits.

Now we are going to give you some brief information about Forex trading robots and how they can be used.

Actually there are many various kinds of signaling and robotic software packages in the Internet today. It should be noted that robotic software can be quite different today. Part of the robotic software do most of the operations itself, still, there are those that require users to be a little more involved in the process. Despite the fact that all these tools have their peculiarities, the majority of them are very similar. Thats why, you need to be selective, when choosing a robotic software for your daily use.

I want to admit that for people, who only trade for a short period of time and dont have much experience, it would be better to pick a software that handles and automates just about everything for them. Generally, all these programs are based upon the same principal, anyhow most of them work in different ways. For example: some software let their user know when a trade is a good one and potentially profitable and automatically trade for a user, while others demand that the user trades himself, manually. In fact, you need to make a selection basing upon the amount of free time you have and also your proficiency in Forex trading. In case you are new to Forex, perhaps the best selection would be a Forex trading software that can do everything itself.

Beyond doubt, if you are experienced enough and you have been involved in these types of investments in the past it would be hard for you to let the software control everything. Perhaps you will want a little more control. It should be noted that people, who are already experienced in Forex and are getting profits, in most cases dont need a software of this kind, since, they should have the final say. You may want to use the program that provide a certain degree of automation, but not doing the whole job.

Now that you have already received some recommendations concerning the choice of a Forex trading robotic software, it is high time to go out and start looking at your options. In general a good trading tool can be really helpful, if properly used.

Have you ever experienced the joy of watching television in high definition programming mode? If yes, then it is for sure that you just fell in love with it. So much so that you just cannot tolerate the pictures and sound systems of any ordinary standard definition programming channels. At your end, it is very tough to stay out of the wonder spell created by HD channels. Eye-catching picture quality, superb sound system, quality content etc. will just make you bewildered. Now the question is who can assure to bring home such amazing entertainment for you? It is none other than DISH Network, which has brought such lucrative offer for you! This leading Satellite TV provider offers more than 200 HD national channels including new additions like History International HD, ShortsHD, Style HD and Turner Classic Movies HD. This has rightly contributed in making DISH Network the largest lineup in HD programming channels.

DISH Network, with a vista of lucrative packages, has widened their spectrum by incorporating programs. There are programs available for US people as well as those people who have settled in hook and nook of the country. They also can get DISH HD programming channels with stunning pictures and awesome soundtrack. In fact Dish Network makes it sure that people with divergent programming choices must get at least some of the channels in HD programming mode. That is the reason why each and every DISH Network basic package incorporates some of the channels like sports, music, movies in HD technological mode. For example DISH Network package namely Americas Top 120 channels offers more than 25 channels, Americas Top 200 has more than 40 DISH HD channels to be offered to its subscribers and so on. Under pay per view package also one can get the HD channels at reasonable rate.

Also DISH Network also has plans to offer more for its subscribers. The company has the vision of expanding the HD programming services to each and every home in US and thus DISH Network has effectively launched two exclusive satellites. So no doubt, all the subscribers of DISH TV can get more channels to be added in their online menu card. With the same motive of expanding HD services, other providers of Satellite TV also came up with several plans with no fruitful effect. It is only the DISH Network who has went far ahead than its competitors and carved out its own space.

That is not all from DISH Network. Keeping pace with hectic life, you often miss your programs in DISH Network channels. You can avail DISH HD DVR, which can solve this problem. With DISH DVR you can record the programs and later watch the programs at your convenience. Since this automatic DISH DVR begins and stops recording at the scheduled times you can remain hassle free all the more. Simply by installing a High Definition television set you can enjoy all the HD channels that DISH Network is offering.

NTP Server Operation

A NTP server can operate in three modes: unicast; anycast and multicast. In unicast and anycast modes, the client transmits a NTP request message to the server. The server responds with a NTP time message that the client uses for time synchronisation. In multicast mode, NTP time messages are broadcast at periodic specified intervals.

NTP Reference Clocks

Primary NTP servers can synchronise with a number of external reference time sources. The GPS (Global Positioning System) is often used to provide an accurate timing reference. There is also a number of national time and frequency radio broadcasts available. The WWVB radio time broadcast is transmitted from Colorado and covers most of the US. The DCF-77 radio time signal is broadcast from Frankfurt, Germany, and covers much of central and Western Europe. The MSF radio time signal is broadcast from Rugby, UK, and covers the British Isles and much of Western Europe. Other local time and frequency radio broadcasts include: TDF, France, and CHU, Canada.

NTP Versions

The current release of NTP is version 4. The only significant modification to the protocol between versions 3 and 4 is a slight header re-interpretation to accommodate IPv6.

SNTP Simple Network Time Protocol

SNTP is a simplification of the Network Time Protocol, where the complexities of the full-blown protocol are not required. SNTP can be implemented when the high synchronisation performance of NTP is not required. The message format of the SNTP protocol is almost identical to that of the NTP protocol. However, the complex subroutines designed to maintain a highly accurate synchronised time are removed or simplified. Small computers with reduced processing power, such as micro-controllers or monitoring equipment most often use SNTP. The SNTP and NTP protocols are fully interchangeable, a SNTP client can synchronise to a NTP server without any issues.

More Information: NTP RFC’s

The original Network Time Protocol was introduced in RFC 958 (Request for Comments: 958). The full NTP version 3 protocol and synchronisation algorithms are described in RFC 1305. The SNTP version 4 protocols are described in RFC 2030.

Planning for a Career in Computer Programming?

The IT sector in the country has provided jobs to a larger amount of people. The technological advancement has increases the career opportunities around the world. There is always a great demand for programmers throughout the world. The skill and subject knowledge of the individual matters a lot when it comes to a career in Computer programming. When analyzing the present market trend the demand for computer programmers is increasing each day. There are Associates online Degrees, online Bachelor’s and Masters degree and even online PhD Degree.

In the year 1950 FORTRAN language was developed and then came COBOL which was the first language used for commercial application. In the year 1996 for teaching the undergraduates BASIC was introduced. C was developed by Dennis Ritchie of Bell Laboratories. The most widespread computer languages are C++ and JAVA. With a lot of these computer languages and the need of other application development tools the demand for programmers has increased. Presently there are also some active tools for developing applications like Visual Studios, Eclipse and ERP. You can also have a great career in graphics if you are interested. Therefore you can either have a career in software as a software engineer or as a graphics cad or cam designer.

If you are interested in computer programming you can easily build up a career in banks, research organizations, hospitals, schools etc. It is not necessary that you need to work in a software company if you are a programmer. The government will also offer jobs for computer graduates and post graduates. There are a variety of fields inevitable with computers nowadays. The computer languages that are presently in demand are Microsoft.Net, Asp .Net, VB .Net, C# and J2EE. As the technology advanced the programmers need to update their knowledge in the field.

There are more currency trading robots on the market available to automatically trade for you than ever today, the trick is seeing through the hype and getting the best of the best. I’ve put together a review of what I believe to be the best of today’s currency trading robots on the market right now so that you can trade accordingly without a great deal of experience.

FAP Turbo is one of many currency trading robots on the market today vying for your attention and claiming to be the best at automatically placing and ending trades for you in the currency exchange. The obvious question is what makes it difference, and furthermore what makes it the best?

When you first get the program, you’ll have to decide if you want to run it from your computer or have it run from the publisher’s servers for an extra monthly fee. This is because FAP Turbo requires constant 24 hour access to real time market data around the clock so that it’s always in a position to trade accordingly and keep tabs on real time market data, this is how the program operates. So keep this in mind when you first get the program and think about whether or not you can run it from your computer with (reliable) internet access 24 hours a day.

One of the most notable things about FAP Turbo which sets it apart is that it’s the most conservative and reliable of today’s currency trading robots. In other words, it keeps much greater standards which a trend must meet before it will invest any money. This is in direct contrast to more aggressive currency trading robots which I’ve used which oftentimes lose more than they take in because they go after high risk but high reward trading opportunities. It is clear to me that the makers of FAP Turbo kept this in mind when designing their system to be an improvement on the rest.

Machine Vision (MV) technology integrates imaging components and electronics into computerized analysis and control systems to identify, measure, sort and inspect components as they proceed through an automated process.

The advances in MV technology including smart cameras and vision-guided robotics have increased the scope of the MV market through wider applications in manufacturing and nonmanufacturing sectors. MV is now used to ensure the quality of products from tiny computer chips to massive space vehicles as well as in major security applications and traffic and crowd-control applications. Today, MV has become a vital and effective automation tool that enables computers to replace human vision in many high-speed and high-precision manufacturing and nonmanufacturing applications.

The MV industry is peculiar in nature as many of the components are manufactured in one location, assembled at another which may be in a different country, and finally assembled at another location in yet another country. For example, most of the cameras and optics needed for the MV industry are manufactured in Germany and Japan but are then exported to North America for conversion into an MV system. Finally, they may be sent to China or India for ultimate production.

According to BCC’s published report, Global Markets for Machine Vision Technologies, the global market for machine vision (MV) system components was nearly $13.5 billion in 2012, and is expected to grow to $15.2 billion in 2014. The market is expected to further increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9% the following five years starting from 2014 reaching nearly $23.5 billion in 2019.

This report looks at the application market for MV systems and the competition involved in this ever-expanding field. The report also studies the global market for the various components and different systems that constitute an MV system. The market for these components and systems has become very competitive, and this report will look into the nature of the competition and the regional breakdown of these markets.This study provides important information on the current size and anticipated growth of the overall market and its market segments, characteristics of the market, leading suppliers, trends in customer preference, and geographic market opportunities.

This report will be useful for manufacturers of MV systems and components, systems integrators, design and application engineers, various industries and agencies needing MV systems, traffic and transport planners and security system planners.

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As the trend for high-specification mobile phones and computers continues at a rapid pace so too does the potential for electronic media misuse and abuse. This kind of fraudulent activity is becoming more commonly seen in legal cases, particularly with employment tribunals. Legal firms are beginning to employ the services of computer forensics experts more widely in documenting electronic evidence and providing litigation support, as this can be crucial in the outcome of cases.

Computer forensics can be used to track and provide evidence in cases of intellectual property theft, money laundering, hacking, moonlighting and the accessing of illegal or inappropriate websites. Digital forensics can also help to secure concrete evidence of illegal activity not usually associated with electronic devices including blackmail, drug dealings and abusive behaviour.

Regardless of whether digital forensics is being used in a criminal case or a civil matter (even as part of an E-discovery exercise), maintaining chain of custody is vital. This is the fully documented tracking of evidence for the period of time that the forensics team has possession of an electronic device. It ensures that each member of the team can be held accountable for any action that they take with the media.

The purpose of this chain is to log the movements of the data, how it has been stored and subsequently analysed. It is essential that this documentation presents an accurate description of any copying, transportation and storage that has occurred, to prevent any potential legal challenge.

It is worth pointing out the differences between e-discovery and computer forensics. E-discovery is the method of processing and manipulating electronically stored information to be used in legal cases. This can take the form of emails, word processed documents, images and any other type of file, which can be filtered, viewed, analysed and categorised effectively via this system. E-discovery using a forensically acquired data set is crucial in maintaining the integrity of any information present, while potentially recovering any deleted material that may be appropriate for the legal proceedings.

Computer forensics is a highly complex industry that requires the latest in product knowledge and technical expertise. Specialists will have years of experience in the on-site capturing of data from computers, servers and other forms of electronic media. This data is then analysed by their forensic analysis specialists, and used to track how a particular device has been used. All areas of the chain of custody documentation will be completed to the highest standard to ensure peace of mind for the client.

Which is the best Forex trading robots in terms of results which are verified by neutral sources? The Forex robot enclosed, is based on one of the most famous trading experiments in history which saw the rules it’s based on pile up hundreds of millions of dollars – Let’s take a look at this Forex trading Robots results in more detail.

Most Forex robots simply don’t produce independent track records which are verified and most have never made any real money despite the claims they make in the advertising copy. You get simulated performance going backwards knwoing all the closing prices but anyone can make profits, if they know the closing price in advance! Others produce live results (which are not actually live) but the results are from the person selling the system and you will frequently see users, claiming they don’t get the same results when they use the system! So never trust results unless they have been checked by independent sources. One such robot which provides this is – the New Turtle trading automated trading system.

The rules of the system were devised by trading legend Richard Dennis and he gave them to a group of people with no prior trading experience to use. They were taught the rules, the logic they were based on and then allowed to trade them. They made hundreds of millions of dollars with them and now, these rules have been programmed into a Forex Expert advisor.

The system allows you to seek triple digit annual gains, by risking just 2% per trade. You can vary the risk exposure of the system and before you buy it you can download all the rules and logic behind them so you can have confidence in the system to make you money.

If you are looking for a Forex trading robot results, go with a robot which has made real money and comes from a trading legend – the new Turtle trading Expert Advisor and start making big profits in 30 minutes a day or less.

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The Finnish mobile phone veteran is in recent months witnessing a reversal of fortunes. The launch of the Lumia series of smartphones has indeed made it possible for it to make the turn around. The UK mobile phone market, particularly has responded very positively to the Nokia Lumia 710 contract as well as the bigger cousin, the Nokia Lumia 800 for that matter.

You have one of the most functional and problem free smartphone handset when it comes to excessively brilliant multimedia phones. Besides the obvious charm of multimedia, the Lumia 710 has several other attributes that will most certainly make the potential buyer happy and nod in approval.

The Nokia Lumia 710 is a smartphone that is a shining example of the extremely positive outcome that has happened because of the association of Nokia with Microsoft. It is really surprising what big difference the presence of a more robust and vibrant operating platform can bring about in the fortunes of a falling company. Microsoft Windows Phone OS most certainly got the momentum going once again for Nokia. This version is also called the Mango.
Mango OS, powerful processor, fast web browsing you have it al here!

Besides the latest from Microsoft in the Microsoft Windows Phone version 7.0 of the operating system, you also have a powerful 1400 MHz Qualcomm MSM8255 (WCDMA) processor. This is a mighty enough combination of superlative software and hardware that any one in the mobile phone industry would love to provide in their respective handsets. Really, the outcome is beyond compare performance. Be it multi tasking or the quickness with which web pages download and close, or the efficacy with which you can work on more than a couple of E-mail accounts, and so on and so forth.

Nokia has also worked on the design aspect of the Lumia 710 and this shows. Affording a compact dimensions of 710 is 119 x 62.4 x 12.5 mm, the Nokia Lumia 710 weighs a very acceptable 126 gm. The device derives its power from the BP-3L 3.7V 1300 mAh battery.

The 3,7 inches wide Clear Black display touchscreen is something that you would not be able to take y our eyes off that easily. The TFT display is through the premius Corning Gorilla Glass and the resolution obtained is 480 x 800 pixels.
With just about everything starting from Google Search, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, YouTube, and Wikipedia available at your fingertips, you cannot but be happy with the net connectivity and data networking support offered.
The five mega pixel camera also more than does its job by returning crystal clear still images and high resolution video footage.

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The hardware fittings is mainly included copper, aluminium alloy, stainless steel and irons these four types of material, and there is also a great difference between the prices. At present, the most used in the family fitment is stainless steel hardware, but the stainless steel has some shortcomings such as material impurity and easy to print out the waterlogging, and now many families start to use the aluminium alloy accessories. As we know, in fact the aluminum material some merchant asserted that is just the alloy material which contains some aluminum, also blend with some silicon, magnesium, the surface film thickness and surface treatment also will affect the price and the quality of the material. Oxidation, dull polish, electroplate, wood grain , baking varnish are the main surface treatments, and their prices are also differs greatly.

Some citizens reflect that they found some -stainless steel accessories- are made by stainless iron that is blend some iron into the stainless iron, the prices varies nearly two times. Take the towel rack for instance, the price of stainless steel one is 200 yuan while the stainless iron one is just 70 yuan, they are basicly same, but the stainless steel is brighter and the stainless iron will easily become darkened or rusted when use for a long peroid.

Besides, there are also some counterfeits that use theinferior aluminium alloy as the raw material, and the surface is plated with a metal light in order to pretend toobe the top grade stainless steel. When you tell these two materials you can beat the surface, if made a clear sound then it is mostly stainless steel, if made a tedious sound then it is likely to be the aluminium alloy.

The present home decoration are generally divided into general mirror and silver mirror, their prices are differ about 30%, the market price of silver mirror is about 80-90 per square metre while the general mirror is about 50 yuan, and their qualities are also differ greatly.

The main factor that leads to different prices is using different materials, the silver mirror colored with a bed of mercury then to mopping, and the general mirror is plated with a bed of aluminium then to mopping, the waterproof and fog efficacy decline a lot. Moreover, baking finish, stamp, tempering are also affect the mirror’s price. Get more information about the hardware here.

Olivia Tong is the freelance writer for e-commerce website. weiku.com offers the buyers around the world to find quality supplier of electrical components globally. We try our best to aggregate leads in the business world, and let these leads benefit the entire businessperson.

Microsoft being one of the most well-known organizations when it comes to software development and database development gives you the opportunity to add their name and standard to your resume through the 70-483, Microsoft Programming in C# certification program. The 70-483, Microsoft Programming in C# certification program offers the candidates to become an expert in the field of Database Development.

The 70-483, Microsoft Programming in C# certification program is one of the most advanced certification programs in the field of Information Technology, and it not only gives the individuals a complete knowledge of C#, it also tends to make them an expert in Microsoft Programming. For all those individuals directly or indirectly related to the Information Technology, the 70-483, Microsoft Programming in C# certification program is a landmark and all those candidates who are already working as a Microsoft Programmer, the 70-483, Microsoft Programming in C# certification program will only make things much more easier and all their problems will begin to solve within no time.

Pre-requisites for 70-483, Microsoft Programming in C#:

For the candidates applying for the 70-483, Microsoft Programming in C# certification program, there is no hard and fast rule to have some prior experience in the specific field. All the candidates need will be to have some knowledge of working with different softwares and a little bit they should know about database management, which will only make it easier for them to pass the 70-483, Microsoft Programming in C# certification program. Once you get to know about the 70-483, Microsoft Programming in C# certification program, you will know automatically how a little prior knowledge of databases and database management in different forms can come in handy. Having a little bit of on hand experience relevant to Programming in C# can also be of very high importance while passing the test, still none of these things is essential, you can pass the test without them as well.

How to pass the 70-483, Microsoft Programming in C# certification?

First things first, that would be to take a good look at the 70-483, Microsoft Programming in C# certification program course outline that is easily available at any institution where this course is being offered. There are many online websites that are offering this course as well and you can easily find the relevant material online to easily pass the test.

A forex robot or Expert Advisor is a software program that will automatically handle the currency trading process on behalf of you. It enters and exits the trade with the primary purpose of generating a profit. These forex robots never follow up on impulses and ascertain trades on the basis of pure facts, thereby reducing the likelihood of human fault.

They are programmed to make decisions exclusively on the basis of data they gather. The algorithms integrated into these automated FX trading bots analyze a massive amount of data on a regular basis, even putting together information to forecast valuable long-term trends. Among other advantages, forex robots can bring down the traders transaction costs by providing with cash bonuses for every foreign exchange trade the trader executes. For example, if ones robot trades 30 lots per month and is receiving a rebate of $5 per lot, then he will receive $150 for free every month. This adds up to over $1500 per annum just for trading.

One should always buy a robot that can be easily set up and accessed on a remote web server, which will let its host to gain an access to his account from any part of the world.

The profit goal may vary from one individual to another. One person is satisfied making $100 per week while another may be seeking millions from the use of their FX robots.

A forex robot review can give valuable insights into the features and performance of the software system. Brief reviews of some automated programs are mentioned below:

The Forex Bling team has designed a comprehensive robot package to trade with four dissimilar strategies, namely trend, breakout, scalping, and grid trading. It can assign different amounts of capital to different Expert Advisors. With Forex Bling, one will get a free traders coaching club membership with support manual and free updates for lifetime. It works with key currency pairs.

Coming to another forex robot review, Forex MegaDroid is a very unique FX bot created by expert forex traders and recommended by FapTurbo creators. These robots on MetaTrader deliver topmost performance and they can do anything, from giving somebody a signal to execute a trade to place and manage the trade for their hosts automatically.

Like other software systems, Pro Forex Robot was developed by expert mathematicians with the guidance of Ron Carter who has over 28 years of currency trading experience. It runs completely unattended, gives the best performance and starts trading in minutes. The program also has simple setup process and offers a significant percentage of winning trades.

Even though forex robots increase ones profits, the final decision should be taken by the trader. Foreign exchange trading is more or less like a gambling and these systems cannot predict the future accurately always. However, they keep on trading round the clock while their hosts sleep.

Belwith Hardware has a complex history that has only served to strengthen their unique and beautiful product line. A branch of the Keeler Brass Company, Belwith Hardware underwent a change in label to the Hickory Hardware Company only to be changed back to Belwith a short while later. The Keeler Brass Company traces its humble beginnings to a small workshop in Michigan as far back as 1893. For more than 100 years now, Belwith Keeler Hardware has been supplying top quality cabinet hardware and door hardware to a global market. With designs this impressive, they cannot be contained to one continent.

Belwith cabinet hardware types include cabinet knobs, cabinet handles, cup pulls, drop bin pulls, oversized handles, decorative hooks, cabinet hinges, European bar pulls, ring pulls, pendant pulls, knob back plates, and handle back plates. Belwith pulls, knobs and other hardware items can be used for cabinet doors or on drawer fronts for a functional hardware piece that is as decorative as it is utilitarian.

Belwith Hardware also produces fine door hardware such as passage knobs, privacy knobs, dummy knobs, single deadbolts, handle sets, passage levers, privacy levers, dummy levers, double deadbolts, and door hinges.

From Belwith knobs and pulls to door latches, Belwith Keeler Hardware is used to promote continuity and class within a room or area dcor. Use these necessary door and cabinet pieces as subtle decorating elements for prominent results. The right hardware can pull together a current theme or accent a new dcor idea. Belwith offers a wide array of materials and finishes that homeowners and designers use to create the fluency of design that people are looking for. Bronze cabinet hardware is timeless and chrome cabinet hardware is a modern trend that remains popular. Whether it’s glass, matte black or brass cabinet hardware, Belwith has items in every category under the sun.

What’s in store for this innovative and enduring company, only time will tell. One thing is for certain, with each new product line that is introduced, Belwith Hardware enriches the cabinet hardware market with stunning works of art that will certainly enhance a room design regardless of style. Introduce class into your home with a Belwith knob, Belwith pull, or any other attractive Belwith hardware item today.

Finally Ive been able to check out the Game programming for Android. Ive found several Android game programming tutorials out there, but none of them were really exciting or user friendly. However, I was able to find an open source game engine which makes the life of a programmer a lot easier when it comes to game programming for the Android platform.

Andengine

The Andengine is an open source, free game engine strictly aimed at the Android platform. It offers Physics such as gravity or collision checks to the developer. Its based on OpenGL and offers a lot of functions which make the life of a game developer a lot easier. The advantages of this game engine are that you dont need to mess around with OpenGL directly when programming games for Android. You get some easy to use and fancy classes, so you can develop fast and efficient games in no time! Also this game engine is being developed on right now, so its not like a game engine which is dead and has a low user base. Its very wide spread and there are a lot of apps out there on the Android Market (obviously games) which were programming using the AndEngine. However, there is one problem with this game engine, which will probably scare away a lot of users; the documentation. The game engine might be coded fine and you can view the source code, but there is no or low documentation. There are examples out there for basically anything your game developer heart desires, also there is a community that will be glad to help you out, but there is no Javadoc for example, which is a badly wound for the AndEngine. However, its open source and free, so you cant expect more, its just great!

My own experiences with the Andengine

To be honest I havent had that much experience with the AndEngine. I have just been playing around for a while now with the examples out there and I will soon post some game tutorials in the near future on this blog, so you can get a feeling for the AndEngine. However, it seems that stuff which should be very easy to do, such as loading a picture into the memory, is not that easy using the AndEngine. Let me put it in another way, it is easy and user friendly, but its not very intuitive, you will need to get a feeling for the AndEngine first, if you have been programming with other Game development kits or engines, it has its own special approach. However, the code is very readable and well maintainable. Also the source is very well written and basically anybody with some Java and Android knowledge will be able to understand the source code more or less.