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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,800 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people.

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Posted by on December 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

jQuery 2.0 Development Cookbook

Though I have reviewed many software and hardware tools in the past this will be my first book review:

jQuery 2.0 Development Cookbook

jQuery 2.0 Development Cookbook

jQuery 2.0 Development Cookbook

First I must say really liked the examples that are used throughout the book. They are well documented and intended with an easy to follow style for learning jQuery.

The first few chapters provide a great introduction to jQuery. Concepts such as traversing the Document Object Model and handling basic DOM events such as click and hover are expertly explained. The later chapters of the book cover sections on jQuery UI, jQuery Mobile and making jQuery Plugins by extending the platform.

Chapter 8 is a great guide to on extending jQuery to create plugins. One of which I have started on my own site as a jQuery plugin toolkit for small effects.

For my job I use a lot of dialog overlays and progress bars that utilize jQuery UI and found the sections describing this (Ch 9) to be very useful.

All in all I have to say this is one the best books I have read for jQuery development and recommend this to new users and those who may have come from other JavaScript libraries (YUI, Sencha, Dojo, Prototype) to ramp up their jQuery skills.

You can check out this book here: http://www.packtpub.com/jquery-2-development-cookbook/book

jQuery 2.0 Development Cookbook 

Author: Leon Revill

Leon Revill  has over five years’ commercial web development experience with PHP5 and MySQL technologies on large and small projects. His development skillset extends over many JavaScript technologies, such as jQuery, AngularJS, and NodeJS. Being an all-round tech enthusiast, some of Leon’s spare time is spent working on personal projects to allow him get to grips with new technologies quickly. Leon runs a web development blog ( http://www.revillweb.com/), where he shares his knowledge in the form of articles and tutorials.

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 19, 2014 in html, javascript, personal, Uncategorized, web

 

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,500 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views.

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Posted by on December 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Martial Arts Software

Do you run your own Dojo, School, Gym, etc…

There are some exciting new features being added to OpenBlackBelt.com that you should check out. You can visit their blog and check out all the details.

http://www.openblackbelt.com/blog/


 
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Posted by on May 20, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Journey to the Amazon, Store not Jungle (Part 2: Amazon App Store)

Today I’d like to talk about the Amazon App Store for Android.

Though the Amazon’s App Store may not have as many Android apps as Google’s own Market, its selection of apps is very good and well tested( no malware ) Another advantage I see of having Amazons App Store is the ability to load it on other non Google certified hardware such as tablets from Vizio, Velocity Micro etc….

Of course the best bonus is the FREE app of the day which is prominently displayed at the top of the App Store, which encourages users to come back daily to see what free apps they can pick up, as well as see discounts on other popular programs.

I still patiently wait for my Amazon Kindle Fire to arrive next month. Leave some comments.

 
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Posted by on October 29, 2011 in amazon, android, Uncategorized

 

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Version 1.4 Facebook Quick Share patch

Version 1.4: Facebook has altered the sharing API, this will switch the plugin back to full screen mode till a new popup solution can be implemented.

 
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Posted by on May 7, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

jQuery Arrow Release

Here it is my first jQuery plugin: jQuery Arrow

I hope to add this to a larger suite of jQuery Utils in the future. jQuery Arrow will let you easily add arrows and remove arrows  to any dom elements using jQuery selectors.

 

 
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Posted by on March 19, 2011 in Uncategorized