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MSc app coming along

On Sun 4th May 2014, 14:52 Jonathansays:

As part of the final stage of my MSc I'm producing an Android app and it's coming together quite nicely. The app needs to be able to receive a list of servers, display their states and then send an instruction (e.g. reboot). Data transfer needs to be encrypted to ensure any prying eyes don't work out how to remotely reboot servers.

Android's quite nice to work with in a number of ways, not least because throwing a GUI together takes very little time. The preferences screen took me all of 5 minutes to produce (the code to make it work a bit longer) and a change to a line of text is very simple to do as strings are (largely) abstracted from the code itself making it easy to make corrections.

Preferences screen List of servers and their states