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Poorly Designed Web Sites
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Bootstrap Complete NavBar Example Application
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When to Check for Updates
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CEF & Monty Python
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Free Introduction to Apache Cordova
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Bootstrap Complete NavBar Example Application
Mon, Sep 1st 2014 11
CEF & Monty Python
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 10
Apache Cordova API Cookbook Kindle Edition
Fri, Jul 11th 2014 8
Apache Cordova API Cookbook Print Copies
Sun, Jul 13th 2014 8
Where to Find Me @ SAP TechEd && d-code Las Vegas 2014
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 8
Password Pain Redux
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 7
Free Introduction to Apache Cordova
Thu, Jul 31st 2014 7
When to Check for Updates
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 7
PhoneGap Essentials Sales
Thu, Jul 3rd 2014 5
Poorly Designed Web Sites
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John Wargo
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Site Migration Starts Today
Mon, Dec 1st 2014 10:11a   John Wargo
I will be migrating this site to a new hosting account starting today. I don't know how long this process is going to take, so please be patient as I work through this. I'm migrating the site for several reasons. It's been running on one of my personal hosting accounts and I want to move it to its own account/server for performance and security reasons. It's been running on Joomla 2.5 for a while and I want to get it to Joomla 3.x. Hackers have been having some fun with my site lately, so
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Where to Find Me @ SAP TechEd && d-code Las Vegas 2014
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 6:10a   John Wargo
Next week I’ll be attending SAP’s TechEd conference in Las Vegas. In previous years, I’ve attended the conference and spent most of my time visiting with customers on the show floor. This year I’ve been assigned several sessions (along with some colleagues), so I thought I’d let you know what I have going on this year. First I’m doing a session entitled “MOB101: Hybrid Mobile Application Development with Kapsel” – it’s a one hour lecture session where I introduce Hybrid deve
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Poorly Designed Web Sites
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 7:11a   John Wargo
As look at the world around me, I’m surprised that in the world of the connected, mobile user, that companies are still not thinking of mobile-first users. There are millions or billions of mobile devices sold every year, but companies with public facing web sites still don’t seem to notice and I’m really surprised by that. The local Charlotte BIG insurance company is Novant Health, and they’re usually pretty organized. I was in one of their facilities a while back and noticed that ther
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Bootstrap Complete NavBar Example Application
Mon, Sep 1st 2014 6:12a   John Wargo
I had an idea a while back for a web application I wanted to create. I’d not worked much with Bootstrap (http://getbootstrap.com/) and wanted to have some experience with it, so I thought I’d play around with building the app I wanted using the framework. The Bootstrap web site is pretty detailed, and I quickly found an application template I could use for my application. As I poked around, I noticed that the template allowed me to add a simple menu to my application and that worked for me.
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When to Check for Updates
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 7:12a   John Wargo
I’ve been trying to build a sample application using Ionic, an HTML5 framework specifically designed for hybrid applications. I read the instructions, downloaded the code and initiated the command to create a new project. What happened? Failure. I posted my issue on their forum only to be told that my Cordova development environment must be old. I explained that it was all up to date and working perfectly for every other Cordova development I’ve ever done and what I got for my trouble was
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CEF & Monty Python
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 8:16a   John Wargo
Note: The original title for this post was supposed to be ‘How is the Chromium Embedded Framework Documentation like a Sketch from Monty Python’s Meaning of Life?’ but the title was just too long. I was getting some exercise yesterday and came up with an idea for an app I wanted to write. The app needed to work for Windows as well as Macintosh, so I started thinking about how I’d do it. I’m a big Delphi developer, and the recent Delphi tools support Windows & Macintosh, but I imag
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Free Introduction to Apache Cordova
Thu, Jul 31st 2014 5:15p   John Wargo
Whenever I publish a book with my publisher, they always pick one chapter and post it online for anyone to read. Picking the right chapter has always been a challenge for me because I want them to publish a chapter that’s interesting enough to make you want to buy the book while at the same time not being so good that you get everything you need and don’t buy the book. Get it? Please buy my books. I write them because I like to write and think I have a special skill when it comes to describ
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Apache Cordova API Cookbook Print Copies
Sun, Jul 13th 2014 7:12a   John Wargo
Print copies of Apache Cordova API Cookbook arrived on Friday; my expectation is that they will be available for shipment from Amazon.com and other retailers by the end of next week. This book, along with my Apache Cordova 3 Programming, provide 600 pages of coverage for Apache Cordova. These two books give mobile developers everything they need to be able to write cross-platform mobile applications using Apache Cordova or Adobe PhoneGap.
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Apache Cordova API Cookbook Kindle Edition
Fri, Jul 11th 2014 3:11p   John Wargo
I was poking around on Amazon yesterday and noticed that the Kindle edition of Apache Cordova API Cookbook was published back in June. You can get your copy immediately using the following link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LB6X2SO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00LB6X2SO&linkCode=as2&tag=mcnsof-20&linkId=AXKNHCPITM4FNLNK.
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PhoneGap Essentials Sales
Thu, Jul 3rd 2014 7:11a   John Wargo
I keep hearing from readers who have just started reading my PhoneGap Essentials book. That book was published more than two years ago and PhoneGap has changed dramatically since then. The code in the book should still work - not much has changed on the API side of things. The content covered in the first half of the book however is no longer valid. I rewrote the first half of PhoneGap Essentials last year and released it as Apache Cordova 3 Programming in December. That book takes the first
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Comment Spam
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 6:10a   John Wargo
I mentioned this on twitter a while back, but I’m consistently amazed by how much effort is made by hackers to hack into my personal web sites. I’d be really interested in seeing what percentage of internet traffic is taken up by these efforts. I plan on doing some analysis of this, but simply haven’t gotten to it. Anyway, I had some issues with the CAPTCHA on this site, and my comments plugin provider isn’t responding to any forum posts on the topic so I had to just leave the comments
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First Arduino Project
Sat, Mar 15th 2014 8:11p   John Wargo
My dad was a tool geek, I’m a gadget geek. All my life I’ve been drawn toward technology. When I was a kid, I was constantly biking to Radio Shack to pick up one of their assemble-it-yourself electronics kits. I build radios, sound generators and anything I could get my hands on. I wanted to be an Electrical Engineer, but my grades weren’t good enough, so I went into Physics and Computers – go figure. Anyway, my son’s a gadget geek as well. He’s 10, so all he knows is smartphones an
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Password Pain Redux
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 7:11a   John Wargo
In my previous post, I wrote about one of my biggest software pet peeves – registration forms that have specific password requirements that are not communicated to the user until AFTER a password has been entered. This morning I found one that was even worse than the Google Coder one I showed earlier. I was playing around with the Intel XDK development tools for web applications. After I got it installed, it prompted me to create an account. I filled in all of the fields and went looking for
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Password Pain
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 7:12a   John Wargo
I recently learned about a cool web development server for the Raspberry Pi. I want to teach my son about computer programming and this seemed like an interesting way to do it. The server is called Google Coder and it’s delivered as a Raspbian image for the Pi. Pretty cool; I’m hoping to learn more about it and write a bit about my findings here. As I set it up and started playing with it, I was hit by one of my pet peeves. First you fire up the server then connect to it via your desktop br
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BlackBerry 10 Charging Foibles
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 9:11p   John Wargo
If you’ve been reading around here you should know that I love BlackBerry, but BlackBerry 10 is really starting to annoy me. For all of BlackBerry’s focus on quality and design, I’m find BlackBerry 10 to be really, really hard to use on a day to day basis. So many of the things I loved about BlackBerry just aren’t in BlackBerry 10 and I’m finding the UX to be…klunky. I went out of town this weekend to hang out with some friends. I have a BlackBerry Z30 device, and it has a HUGE batt
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Airplane Etiquette
Sun, Feb 2nd 2014 4:10p   John Wargo
I spent the weekend in Buffalo snowmobiling with some very old friends. As I flew on several Southwest airlines flights I was reminded of a little piece of airplane etiquette that most people don’t think/know of. Imagine you get on the plane and sit towards the front of the plane, but get on later in the process and the front overhead compartments are full. You move back to an open overhead compartment further and store your stuff then head up to your seat for the ride to wherever you are goi




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