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You’ve seen the blog! You’ve read the About page!

You get tired of answering the same question over and over again in the forums? Maybe some functionality is missing from the API? You figure you’ve got a few tips and tricks up your sleeve that you are ready to share? Well maybe now is the time to contribute an article?

Hopefully I’ve posted enough entries now for you to get a feel for the direction I would like to take the blog. That is, to provide simple, complete, reusable solutions to problems. The code is only part of the answer. The description of the problem and of the choosen solution along with links to other resources is just as important.

With that in mind, I would like to keep the simple format of each entry consistent:

  1. A short summary of the problem being solved – this the the text that will appear on the blog home page before the “read more…” tag.
  2. A short explanation about the proposed solution and how to use the code provided
  3. Links:
    • Get The Code – code directly related to this blog entry. The code should be documented. I don’t expect JavaDoc type documentation but anyone using the code should be able to get a reasonable understanding of how the class works.
    • See Also – links to other related entries found in this blog.
    • Related Reading – links to other sources of information related to the problem or solution such as technical articles, tutorials or the JAva API itself.

As a contributor to the blog you would be responsible for:

  • creating and editing the blog entry (based on the format described above)
  • uploading any related images
  • emailing me the source code related to the entry
  • informing me when you are ready to publish

As the administrator I would be responsible for:

  • ensuring the article follows the philosophy of the blog (ie. I get final say on what gets published)
  • uploading the source code to my website
  • publishing the blog entry

If you think you are up to the challenge then you will need to follow the steps below:

  1. Create a WordPress username
    • go to Signup
    • fill out the form making sure you check “Just a username, please.” You can create your own blog at any time once you have a userid.
  2. Send me your email address that is linked to your WordPress username using the contact form below. Your email address (not your username) is the information that is required for me to set you up as a contributor to the blog.
  3. I’ll contact you with further information once I’ve set you up as a contributor.

If you have any questions (or suggestions) you can use the form below to email me. Note, this form is not a comment form. Anything you enter here will be emailed to me and will not appear anywhere in the blog.

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