Wednesday, December 4, 2013

JetBrains two-day conference in Samara (December 6-7 2013).

In collaboration with Cloud Castle, JetBrains is organizing a two-day software development conference in Samara. The first day focuses on topics of interest to students, and the second day features presentatios geared towards professional developers.

See agenda and register here!

JetBrains provides tools to software developers, project managers and software testers, including the popular RubyMine, IntelliJ IDEs, Teamcity and YouTRACK. The company's products are used by over 75,000 customers worldwide, including Apple, LinkedIn, Siemens and Bank of America.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Difference Between UI and UX

In today’s creative and technical environment, the terms “UI” (User Interface) and “UX” (User Experience) are being used more than ever. Overall, these terms are referring to specialties and ideas that have been around for years prior to the introduction of the abbreviated terminology.
But the problem with these new abbreviations is more than just nomenclature. Unfortunately, the terms are quickly becoming dangerous buzzwords: using these terms imprecisely and in often completely inappropriate situations is a constant problem for a growing number of professionals, including: designers, job seekers, and product development specialists. Understanding the proper separation, relationship and usage of the terms is essential to both disciplines.
There is a good post by designer Shawn Borsky, describes the difference between UI and UX.

Monday, November 11, 2013

How do I capture video or screenshots on my Android/iOS/Windows Phone device?

There are many ways to make a “mirrored’ video of your device and each platfom/device can be different (I'll write about it in future). In general, external videos are the best way to go. Here are some tips on how to create a good external video of your mobile device.