Abbas is a software engineer by profession and a passionate coder who lives every moment to the fullest. He loves open source projects and WordPress. When not chilling around with friends he's occupied with one of the following open source projects he's built: Choomantar, The Browser Counter WordPress plugin, and Google Buzz From Admin.
Building a Drupal 7 Module: Show Latest Nodes
Drupal is one of the most popular open source content management systems. It has a lot of functionality built in and thousands of free and paid modules to choose from for your site. It has a very extensible and flexible architecture which lets you build on top of the Drupal core and extend its functionality […]
Learning to Parse XML Data in Your Android App
With XML documents becoming a standard way to exchange data over the internet between applications, Abbas Suterwala shows how you can work effectively with them in your Android app.
Advanced Custom Menus in Drupal
Abbas Suterwala follows up on his previous article to take creating custom menus in Drupal a step further.
Build Menus in Android with Java and XML: Contextual and Popup Menus
This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Build Menus in Android with Java and XMLIn the previous article in this series, we learned how to create standard options menus for your Android app using XML or built directly through Java programming. Besides these typical options menus, Android developers can also create specialized […]
Creating Custom Menus in Drupal
Abbas Suterwala gives us a handy walkthrough tutorial on using the hooks in Drupal to create custom menus.
Build Menus in Android with Java and XML: Introduction
This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Build Menus in Android with Java and XMLApp users love powerful options and features, but if they’re not well organized within your app’s interface, they might as well not even exist. Depending on what you’ve built, these options and features could affect the way that […]
Understanding the Life Cycle of Activities in Android
An “activity” in Android is a single screen in which the user will interact. If you want to create a form to take input from the user, or if you need to display information or feedback to the user, you would usually build an activity for the purpose. In some circumstances, an activity will be […]
Creating a Textblock Module in Drupal
In this tutorial, Abbas Suterwala shows how to hook into Drupal functionality to create and manipulate a block module for site announcements.
Mastering Database Storage and Retrieval in Android
Data has always been the most important part of any mobile application. Developers need to store substantial amounts of data in an organized fashion in order for their apps to be truly valuable to their users. In Android, you can store your data using quite a few different methods, both in active memory and in […]
Store User Data Using Simple Text Files and APIs in Android
Android apps have a wide variety of features, functionalities, and purposes. These various Android apps require similarly varied support from Android system APIs. Many apps require storing data in short-term memory that lasts only as long as the app is running. But, some apps need to store data or user preferences persistently, so that user […]