JSON processing with Java

Again a co-authored article. Now about JSON processing with Java.

With XML you have had more built-in solutions, JSON, however, is more complicated and less supported by the programming language natively. Fortunately you have libraries which leverage the cumbersome process you have to do.

You can find the article here: http://www.discoversdk.com/blog/json-processing-with-java

Happy learning!

XML Processing with Java

In this article I will give you a brief introduction into XML processing in Java. Although there are some fancy libraries available I will stick with the default tools which ship with Java 8. And they are almost as good as libraries — because those libraries build on this default Java functionality.

One thing I won’t write about is what XML is. I assume you are familiar with the language and you want to know how you can parse XML text with Java.

Let’s see, what we can gain with pure Java!

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Getting a Foursquare authentication token

During my vacation I played with the Foursquare API and have written some scripts to extract information. And during this I shut down the exploring API for some time because I used their authentication token and exceeded the limit of 5000 requests.

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I am back

Well, holiday’s come to an end. Now it is time to get back into the weekly schedule and create new posts and give you news about what I am working on or just on new thoughts and methods I encountered.

To be honest with you I wanted to spend this summer to gather new knowledge about Java and Python development but actually I ended up playing Pokémon Go.

Yes, this game is addictive. Too addictive to let go. It uses gamification techniques very well that’s the great success of them… I am planning to write an article about this game too to share my insights on this.

However do not worry: you can expect articles coming. I was productive in this summer (you cannot play the whole day games if you have to work on a daily basis and are commuting to work). This means that I have some articles prepared and co-authored on some blogs too.

Articles are released continuously and I am sharing them with you here — week by week. Stay tuned!

And if you are impatient you can take a look at my video of Java Access Modifiers at YouTube.

School time, learn some Python

School is back, at least in Hungary, and many pupils started learning today. Soon the university courses will start around the globe too so I think it is time to learn some Python.

Therefore I give a 50% discount on my book Python 3 in Anger until the end of 2016.

This book contains a hands-on introduction to Python with examples and exercises explained.

You can find the discounted version here. Happy learning!