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Saturday, 24 March 2012 13:35

infoDev -The Ideas Project Featured

Written by Kwame Andah
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m2Work wants to fuel the race for the best ideas and to spark a goal-oriented, global discussion on mobile microwork. infoDev will also guide the best mobile innovators to market to execute their vision for a mobile application start-up.

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Recently I stumble into an article written in 2008 featured in coding horror: “Hardware is cheap, Programmers are expensive”. Jeff Atwood author of the articles came up with an interesting analysis by comparing the cost of hardware such as servers and the average salary of software engineers in the United States...

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Dans les parties précédentes, nous avons introduit l’internationalisation sur la plateforme .NET et nous avons vu comment procéder à la localisation des vues, des messages d’erreur de validation et des attributs Display dans le modèle

Cependant, jusqu’ici, lors de nos tests, vous pouvez vous rendre compte que notre application ne dispose d’aucun mécanisme permettant à un l’utilisateur à partir de l’interface de choisir une langue ou de basculer d’une langue à une autre à tout moment.

Cet aspect de l’internationalisation d’une application Web ASP.NET MVC 3 Razor fera l’objet de ce billet de blog.....

Friday, 09 March 2012 23:24

A list of West African brilliant startups?

Written by Abou Kone
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Memeburn just compiled a list of 30 African startups and it’s an inspiration to see the list of business models and technologies at play. The startup scene in Africa is definitely picking up, and ideas come from all over the continent. Of course South Africa and Kenya are well represented, as well as Nigeria (TruSpot), but there are companies from Cameroon (NjorkuX-Net), Ghana (Dropifi), Zimbabwe (ForgetMeNot)...

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If you are working with array properties in your Mongo documents you know that by using $push you can add a value to an existing array or create one and add the value to it like:

Wednesday, 07 March 2012 18:17

Africa Tech News Tidbits, Week of March 5

Written by Abou Kone
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Mobile in Africa

Mobile Users in Africa, copyright @ AgenceEcofin

Back at it, after  taking a little break due to a busy work schedule, let’s see what’s been happening in African Tech:

Wednesday, 07 March 2012 16:37

Cardiopad: A Cameroonian Medical Tablet

Written by Abou Kone
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Arthur Zang

Arthur Zang, copyright @ Agence EcoFin

Arthur Zang is a 24 year old Cameroonian who just came up with the country’s first medical tablet, the CardioPad, which is aimed at helping diagnose heart patients...

Zang explains that the tablet will help “enable remote medical exams and the transfer of those results without the patients travelling to the city where the heart doctors usually practice”.

Monday, 27 February 2012 18:27

Lessons in unsuccessful African startup creation

Written by Abou Kone
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In a blog entry,  developer Pascal Ehitie Aito from Nigeria shares some insight in the best ways not to create a successful startup. It is funny and definitely makes sense. Highlights:

Monday, 27 February 2012 18:24

E-Learning Africa 2012 to happen in Benin

Written by Abou Kone
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E-Learning Africa 2012

E-Learning Africa 2012 - Copyright @icw

Tech Event of note on the continent:

eLearning Africa is the continent’s largest gathering of high-level policy makers, decision makers and practitioners from education,business and government. It is the key networking event for developing eLearning capacities in Africa.

Thursday, 23 February 2012 16:17

Code Hero: A video game gun that shoots Javascript?

Written by Abou Kone
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Code Hero world

Code Hero

This was cool enough for me to mention it,Primer Labs, a company that “makes games that teach and inspire to make all knowledge playable” has release their flagship product, Code Hero. In their words:

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 15:30

How Coders4Africa was born!

Written by Amadou Daffe
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The year was 2003. Amadou Daffe (Coders4Africa Co-Founder / CEO) and Ali Kone (Coders4Africa Co-Founder / Director of Programs) from Senegal and Mali respectively were at the beginning of  their careers as engineers in Philadelphia, PA, USA. They had an epiphany and it involved a way in which large numbers of people can benefit from ICT and innovation....

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Dans mon précédent billet de blog, nous nous sommes familiarisés avec les différents concepts qui sont liés à l’internationalisation d’une application sur l’écosystème .NET. Nous avons également procédé à la création des fichiers de ressources et obtenu un premier aperçu de notre application....

Thursday, 16 February 2012 16:50

C4A In Action Kenya Feb 10, 2012 Event Summary

Written by Mokaya Asuma Joseph
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The coders4africa event took place in Strathmore University at the @ilab Africa’s premise. Kristen and Joseph came early to set up the room. We had a laptop for presentations, a projector, a speaker and good wireless connectivity. There were 60 participants scheduled to attend the meeting and at some point we felt that the room we were given was small.

Thursday, 16 February 2012 15:57

African Tech Tidbits: Week of February 13th 2012

Written by Abou Kone
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X-Net The first Cameroonian created cell phone

X-Net The first Cameroonian created cell phone

It’s the middle of the week, I’ve been busy with life and wanted to post a few articles but never got time, so  decided to start a new, hopefully weekly series of articles aggregating articles that I find interesting related to Africa and Tech. So for this week:

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 03:53

Speed up your CakePHP application by using Memcached

Written by Abou Kone
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In anticipation of heavier traffic and also just for performance reasons, I’ve started looking into ways of caching data for Nouchi.Mobi. Since this is a CakePHP application, I naturally looked into PHP cache based solutions and you’d be hard pressed not be recommended Memcached(Used by Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Flicker amongst others). Why would you want database caching?

Monday, 13 February 2012 00:22

Installing MongoDB on Ubuntu 11.10

Written by Abou Kone
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If you’re like me new to Ubuntu, you’d rather install your software through Aptitude instead of dealing with editing various config files and moving files and archives around, so needing to get up to speed on MongoDB, i looked for a quick way to get it set up and sure enough:

Monday, 13 February 2012 00:20

Rails console not starting up in Ubuntu 11.10

Written by Abou Kone
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On trying to launch the Rails console from the command line by running the “rails console” command I got this error:

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Plusieurs articles sont déjà disponibles sur developpez.com ou sur le Web qui traitent de l’internationalisation d’une application Web ASP.NET. Cependant, pour ASP.NET MVC, il en existe très peu, et il n’y a pas de méthode reconnue comme standard pour écrire un site multilingue avec le framework Web de Microsoft...

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I think i am not the only one that ran into this issue trying to set up your app into Heroku. I was trying to do so as part of following the Ruby On Rails tutorial and ran into this issue in which i sank a couple of hours...

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Kenya ICT Board and All Amber announce partnership and launch Mobile Web East Africa 2012, taking place in late February 2012 in Nairobi

 

(LONDON/NAIROBI) – January 13th, 2012: The Kenya ICT Board and All Amber Ltd, the organiser of premier mobile-related events in Africa, today officially announced a partnership to deliver Mobile Web East Africa for a second time.  This senior level and progressive conference will take place on 22nd & 23rd February 2012 at the 5* Southern Sun Mayfair hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.

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