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Adobe PhoneGap?
   

Of course things got kinda interesting this week with the PhoneGap project announcing that they're moving over to the Apache Project and changing their name. Originally slated to be called Apache DeviceReady, there's already a name conflict so the newer option looks to be Apache Callback. Ugh. We'll see what new names appear today.

Next came an announcement from Adobe that they're buying Nitobi, the company that founded and is managing the PhoneGap project. This is a very interesting development and I'll continue to watch things as they unfold. What's interesting for me is that as a part of Adobe, the folks at Nitobi are going to be able to focus entirely on PhoneGap development rather than on generating revenue. I imagine things will only get better with this arrangement.

Once I'm done with the new PhoneGap book, I'll be half-way done by the end of the week (hopefully), I'll start looking for some ways to contribute to the project. They need SO MUCH help with documentation.  Stay tuned.



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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 [read] Keywords: application community development mobile networking sap security server
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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 [read] Keywords: css mobile network wireless
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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. [read] Keywords: application javascript twitter
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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 [read] Keywords: application applications development
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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 [read] Keywords: application blackberry development google java linux macintosh properties python wiki xml
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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 [read] Keywords: development mobile




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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. [read] Keywords: applications mobile
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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. [read] Keywords:
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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 [read] Keywords: development
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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 [read] Keywords: bug twitter




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