Free Online Courses on Finance and Related Topics

Are you interested in finance and financial topics? Here are some links on interesting free online courses on finance and financial topics:

Open Yale Courses

Yale provides two courses (ECON 252, ECON 251):

Stanford Courses

Stanford University provides a course on Courses

On Coursera there are lots of online courses. The following two are special interesting ones:

I hope to find some time to work through these courses in the near future.


I need to share the following video on “Javapocalypse” from JavaZone. Pushing the “Undo Java” button will have huge impact. Have a look at these consequences. The following trailer highlights the importance of Java.

JavaZone 2013 takes places in Oslo at the 10th and 11th of September 2013.

JavaZone is an important meeting place for software developers in Scandinavia, and is the biggest community driven conference of its kind. JavaZone has been described as a high quality, independent conference – a leading forum for knowledge exchange for IT- professionals. All speakers are selected by the independent Program Committee. (via jz13)

What do you think about the future of the Java stack?

(via jz13)

Videos of Google IO 2011 – Android Tracks of Day Two

In the next few videos you can seen the recorded tracks of Google’s IO 2011 Developer Conference covering Android development. Sit back and enjoy!

Google I/O 2011: Keynote Day 2

Android Market for Developers

Designing and Implementing Android UIs for Phones and Tablets

Building Android Apps for Google TV

Android Development Tools

Taking Android to Work

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Videos of Google IO 2011 – Android Tracks of Day One


Google IO is currently taking place in San Francisco and for everybody who could not attend Google live streamed quite some sessions. In the following you can see the videos which are currently published:

Google I/O 2011: Android Keynote Day One

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As an Android developer I am very interested in the Android sessions as you can imagine. So the following the next video first covers advaced topics of android development.

Google I/O 2011: Android Protips: Advanced Topics for Expert Android App Developers

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The next video discusses business models that you as a developer can use to monetize your app. So this surely is interesting for everybody of you, isn’t it?

Google I/O 2011: Don’t just build a mobile app. Build a business.

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Ever wondered about what Near Field Communication on Android is implemented? The answer gives you the next video.

Google I/O 2011: How to NFC

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The next video covers the highlights of the new update release of Android Honeycomb (Version 3.1).

Google I/O 2011: Honeycomb Highlights

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The last video of the first day contains a discussion with the Android Team.

Google I/O 2011: Fireside Chat with the Android Team

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More videos will follow here as soon as they get published, so stay tuned!

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Our Choice – The Next Generation of Digital Books

Mike Matas (@mike_matas) and his team from Push Pop Press developed a great iPad and iPhone application called “Our Choice“. They claim it to be the next generation of digital books. In the following you see the TED Talk given by Mike Matas demonstrating “Our Choice”.

What I find really interesting there are the interactive data visualizations.

If you like this video drop me a comment!

Introducing Robotium – A Testing Framework for Android

Android robot logo.
Image via Wikipedia

Robotium is an open source testing framework for Android applications. It makes it easy to write complex black-box test cases. Test driven development is a methology where tests are written before the actual application.

1. Write a testcase
2. Watch it failing
3. Write the actual source code in you application which enables the test to pass
4. Watch the test passing
5. Go back to step 1

The following video gives you an introduction into Robotium:

I will definitely use Robotium for my future Android projects. It is really worth having a look at it.

There is another interersting video:

[video] – Bis an die Grenzen des Universums

Bis an die Grenzen des Universums” ist der Titel einer Dokumentation, die versucht die ewigen weiten unseres Universums zu beschreiben. Meiner Meinung nach ausgesprochen sehenswert!

Minecraft Documentary Explores Indie Game’s Impact

The impact of indie games given Minecraft as an example is the topic of the following 20 minutes documentary. states:

Of all the videogame industry’s tremendous success stories, Minecraft might very well be the most remarkable. []

Have fun watching the interesting video:

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[video] – Developing Android REST Client Applications

Virgil Dobjanschi demonstrates in this Google I/O session patterns for developing RESTful applications on the Android platform.

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(via Google I/O 2010)

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[video] – Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.
Image via Wikipedia

Have you ever asked yourself if why your employer is not really able to motivate you to love your work? One of the reasons why people are motivated doing what they do is because they see a purpose in their work. This fact you already see in “Maslov’s Hierarchy of Needs“. The following video demonstrates the surprising truth about what drives our motivation.

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(via Facebook: Georg Kompacher)

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