About DeanLogic Passport

Dean has been playing around with programming ever since his family got an IBM PC back in the early 80's. Things have changed since BASICA and Dean has dabbled in HTML, JavaScript, Action Script, Flex, Flash, PHP, C#, C++, J2ME and SQL. On this site Dean likes to share his adventures in coding. And since programming isn't enough of a time killer, Dean has also picked up the hobby of short film creation. This is my Passport account (formerly my Z30 account) . Any posts made by this account were created Working Wide with my BlackBerry Passport device.

Meetup for BlackBerry 4.2.6 and deleteResource

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Meetup for BlackBerry 10 by DeanLogic version 4.2.6 is now available for download. Unfortunatley, it doesn’t look like my change went through correctly and I noticed that I need to fix something that corresponds with that change. The change added was the ability to Delete (Leave) a Group. I had been playing around trying to get this to work on a previous release and I accidently left the menu option available. Also, I had a couple requests for the feature, so I thought I would give it another try. I still haven’t added Join Group due to the complexity of Continue reading Meetup for BlackBerry 4.2.6 and deleteResource

Zombie Crossing – game review

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Time for another silly game review. Whether it is my review that is silly or the game is, will be determmined by the reader. Back in the 1980’s arcades (that place in the mall that you would go to in order to play games) had several games that had a simple premis, but would draw you in for hours just to do a very basic task. One of these games was Frogger. All you had to do was get the frog to hop across the road, grass and river to the other side. Occasionally you would guide the frog to Continue reading Zombie Crossing – game review

Short URLs for fun and marketing

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During a discussion in the BBM Group “Baby Steps: BB Dev”, we were talking about apps sales and how to get more downloads. It was mentioned that in a recent developer survey, it was found that the more time a developer spent on marketing, as a percentage of development, the number of app downloads increased. A basic business principle, spend money on marketing to increase sales. After sharing this tidbit with the group, the discussion turned to tracking app reviews from different sources to see which ones are the most useful for increasing downloads. I had already started working on Continue reading Short URLs for fun and marketing

Vector Wars – game review

Since I had a little time to kill, I downloaded a game from  BlackBerry World. Vector Wars is a space ship shooting game that harks back to the days of Asteroids and Space War with a hint of Wing Commander. You pilot a small vector shaped ship (hence the name) and battle off waves of enemy ships. The other part of the game is being verbally abused by commander of the supply ship. The game starts off with a tutorial level and plenty of abuse from the supply commander. The tutorial is needed if you aren’t familiar with playing a two Continue reading Vector Wars – game review

jQuery and SharePoint id

It has been a while since I’ve posted anythin new, this because the new focus for programming has been SharePoint and jQuery at my new job. I now work for CACI as a sub-contractor on a government job. They mainly use ColdFusion and HTML for their pages, but are currently switching over to SharePoint 2013. And by switching over, I mean redoing Lotus Notes apps and other non-web apps onto SharePoint. Being a government job, also means that SharePoint is locked down in ways that makes customization limited. Apparently to get around such limitations, Microsoft has provided JSOM to access Continue reading jQuery and SharePoint id

JavaScript last day of the month

I usually don’t do post about simple JavaScript issues, but I figured I might need this solution again and might as well write it down. I am working on a new product called Archibus Web Central. Basically it is a building inventory management tool. The application is made up of an XML and JavaScript Hybrid code. Poor explanation, but not really important to this post. In the project I am working on, I need to determine a start and end date in order to get a range of dates. To make my life simple, I am just using a set Continue reading JavaScript last day of the month