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UXCamp Redux: Business of UX Preso

I had the pleasure of doing a ‘lightning round’ version of my Business of UX presentation from UXCamp 2012 last week at the very cool nClud in DC. Checkout the presentation, and watch the video:

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Dynamic Memory and V8 with JavaScript

Dynamic Memory and V8 with JavaScript

One of the key elements of the JavaScript language is its dynamic memory implementation. While the ECMA specification may describe in gross terms how dynamic memory works, there is no guarantee that the JavaScript engines or their implementations will work exactly the same way. What we programmers expect is the basic behavior that when we…

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Angry Birds

The Novelty Era of Mobile is Officially Dead

Meet Your Phone Remember the early iPhone commercial where the user double taps the New York Times website to zoom in on a photo? This was perfectly acceptable in 2008. In 2013 it’s a groan engendering exercise to happen onto a website not formatted for mobile display. Double-tap and pinch to zoom interactions seemed groundbreaking…

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Make the Enterprise Mobile Pivot

Make the Enterprise Mobile Pivot

Learn Internally and Scale Externally Don’t wait until Prom Night to learn how to dance. Transform your enterprise dev teams to extend their love of web-based apps into mobile-web. Enable them to prototype internally focused mobile productivity apps to delight their business counterparts as well as decision making executives. Show your CFO that in-house mobile…

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12 IntelliJ IDEA Keyboard Shortcuts You Should Know About

12 IntelliJ IDEA Keyboard Shortcuts You Should Know About

When we need to get productive, we often invest money in new gadgets, software, or even a new computer. Another way to boost productivity is learning how to use the assets we already own, such as IntelliJ IDEA. I can’t say I’m a shortcut junky, but knowing a few make my life a whole lot…

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ExtJS

localStorage Caching of Reference Data with ExtJS

Do you have a ton of reference data that needs to load with your app? Lots of combo boxes with mostly static data? Previously I had used a custom store extension to handle caching of the data in memory. That approach involved flipping between use of a MemoryProxy and a RestProxy depending upon whether the…

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Diablo3

Announcing the Diablo3 Mobile Companion

Diablo 3 is Blizzard’s latest disruptor of productivity, social lives, and self preservation. It broke the record for fastest selling PC game (more than 3.5m over 24hours), and for very good reason. In simplest terms, it is an action RPG. The player creates a character and overtime the character progresses through the story, gaining levels…

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Opening all URLs with Cordova's ChildBrowser Plugin

Opening all URLs with Cordova’s ChildBrowser Plugin

For anyone who has had the pleasure of working with Cordova you may hit this wall if you had to deal with external links. Tapping on a link opens the URL right in the WebView that your application is sitting in. The contents of the new page take over your application entirely and the user…

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Tinting your Status Bar in iOS6 and Cordova

Tinting your Status Bar in iOS6 and Cordova

One of the new “features” of iOS 6 is that you can now tint the status bar. Instead of Default (Grey), Black Transparent, or Black Opaque it can now be anything. The way iOS decides what color the status bar should be is based on the color of the lowest pixel of a UINavigationBar component….

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Enable Remote Debugging with Safari Web Inspector in iOS 6

*NOTE: You will need to upgrade to Safari version 6.0 to enable this functionality. * With the recent release of iOS6, Apple has finally introduced a remote web inspector for debugging web applications on iOS devices. Enabling it is simple, but it’s buried under a few options on your phone. On your device, head to…

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