Last update: Friday 10/31/14 @ 10:39 am
I had an interesting day at "pre work" yesterday. Having been forcibly "retired" before my time back in January, I am retooling myself for re-entry into the job market. As part of my preparations, I wrote my first Java app for my cell phone yesterday, using the Eclipse IDE and the Android Plugin. It was a family variation on the traditional "Hello world." My app not only said "Hello world" it also said hello to my two daughters, to my two granddaughters, and to our three dogs.
I showed my younger daughter my cellphone as we were walking down a busy street in Bethesda, MD yesterday afternoon. I clicked the icon and the greeting was displayed. She looked at it for for a couple of moments without saying anything ... and, not being a programmer, she finally asked, "So what does your app do?" ... whereupon I pointed to the phone and proudly replied, "That's what it does!!!" ... and she damned near fell off the curb because she was laughing so hard ... :-)