Week of August 11 to August 22, 2014

Coursera:
1) Reproducible Research: Enroll Signature Track to earn my third Verified Certificate in Data Science Specialization.
2) Pattern-Oriented Software Architectures: Programming Mobile Services for Android Handheld Systems: Earn my second Verified Certificate in Mobile Cloud Computing with Android Specialization.
3) Advanced Competitive Strategy: Completed all 7 quizzes and open book final examination.
4) Programming Cloud Services for Android Handheld Systems: Submitted 5 quizzes and assignment 1. Assignment 2 was released but I cannot start until I watch all the videos of week 6. This course uses Spring framework to implement cloud services and instructor has covered Spring controller, Spring repository, Spring security, Spring data and Spring Rest.

Programming:

5) Deploy my second AngularJS size project to http://quiet-chamber-1998:herokuapp.com.
Features include:

  1. Show custom markers of pick-up locations on Google Map.
  2. Call Google Map Direction Service to render route.
  3. Allow user to input unlimited addresses to draw route to Hong Kong Science Park
  4. Define simple Restful API in NodeJS + Express Router
  5. Use Yeoman and Grunt to bootstrap AngularJS project.

Week of May 19 to May 31, 2014

Coursera:
1) Getting and Cleaning Data: Submitted Quiz 3 (15/15), Quiz 4 (15/15) and final course project.
2) Exploratory Data Analysis: Submitted Quiz 2 and Course Project 2.
3) Pattern-Oriented Software Architectures: Programming Mobile Services for Android Handheld Systems: Completed Quiz 1 to 3 and assignment 1 to 4. Unfortunately, wrong version of assignment 1 was submitted for peer-grading; therefore, I don’t expect to get good mark on it. Video lectures of week 4 are downloaded and will watch down when taking shuttle bus from Mei Foo to Hong Kong Science Park.

Programming:

4) Developing my first AngularJS project. Struggling to make multi-selection checkboxes working in my pet project. TODO item: make translation work at real time. When a button is clicked, labels change to either English or Traditional Chinese depending on user selection.

Week of February 24 to March 2, 2014

Coursera:
1) Playful, Creative App: Statement of Accomplishment issued on March 1, 2014.
2) Programming Mobile Applications for Android Handheld Systems:  Finished Week 5 lab on March 1 and submitted for autograding. Watched week 6 videos on graphics and animation, touch gesture and multimedia devices.  Week 6 quiz was done today and earned full mark in second try. Week 6 lab will be done sometime this week, so I do not fall behind schedule.

FutureLearn:
3) Beginning Android Game Programming: Setup development environment and able to run the game in emulator and tablet. Not a single line of code is written in week 1.

Programming:
4) Published Heritage on the Go/隨時隨地遊古蹟 Android Application to Google Play Store on February 27 and submitted it to HK Data One App Competition.
5) Use third-party library to implement preference fragment in Android Application that supports sdk level 8. https://github.com/kolavar/android-support-v4-preferencefragment
6) Found a cool android library to draw a route between two locations in Google Map. https://github.com/jd-alexander/Google-Directions-Android
6) Install Scrapy, VirtualEnv, VirtualEnvWrapper and IonicFramework in my ubuntu box.

Week of February 4 to February 9, 2014

Coursera:
1) Playful, Creative App: Assignment 3 submitted this morning (Feb 9, 2014). It used quite a lot of concepts covered in wee 6 and 7: ScrollView, LinearLayout, Animation, EditText, TextWatcher, SharedPreference and, save bitmap to public directory and share to friends.
2) Playful, Creative App: I did not realize it is an 8-week until instructor posted week 8 videos and quiz in coursera web page. Sigh!!! One last quiz and peer grading and I can say farewell to this course.
3) Programming Mobile Applications for Android Handheld Systems:  Week 3 covers Intent and Intent-Filter, Permission and Fragment.  Fragment videos are not watched yet and three labs are waiting for me to complete. The due date is Monday February 17, and I still have a little more than a week to tackle them.  Optimistic is the word I would use to describe the current situation.

Programming:
4) Working on Heritage on the Go/隨時隨地遊古蹟 Android Application.
a) Fix bug in Google Map.
b) Add “Show All” button to show markers of all monuments in Google Map
c) Use SharedPreference to record last clicked marker in Google Map
d) Implement listener to respond to click event of InfoWindow and display Place fragment
e) Show English website and image if language of the device is English. Otherwise, Chinese website and image are displayed.
f) (Optional) Generate 2-d QR barcode and show the bitmap in imageview. When other device scans the barcode, useful info is shown, for example, web page url and app’s url.

December 1 to December 7, 2013

Coursera:

1) Human Computer Interaction: Completed Quiz 4 and peer grading.
2) Reactive Programming: Watched week 4 video lectures and submitted assignment 4.
3) Reactive Programming: Week5 video lectures released and will start to watch them on Wednesday.
4) Creative, Serious and Playful Science of Android Apps course starts today. Need to follow the instruction to install adt-bundle to my Mac Book Air.

Programming:

5) Working on MCS Heritage Fiesta 2013 application. Completed Introduction, Gallery and Contact fragments. Outstanding items: 1) Add markers to indicate two bus stops that are near to the school. 6) Add Go back, Go forward and Reload buttons below webview. 3) Study and add YoutubePlayerFragment.

Daily Update on September 26, 2013

Coursera:

1) Competitive Strategy: Statement of Accomplishment with Distinction released today. Thanks Tobias, you are a great teacher.

MongoDB University:

2) M101JS: MongoDB for Node JS Developers: Answered question 4-6 and 8-10. Got stuck at question 7 for hours last night (I cannot write a working Node JS script if my life hangs by a thread). Change of plan: Work on question 1 to 3 because they don’t need Node JS to solve. However, I really want to make my life miserable so I am going to use Node JS to obtain answers.