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As too often seems to be the case, I start off with great intentions on these trips, and then end up with a bunch of unfinished trip blogs as the trip gets busier.
So, I’ll spend a few posts recapping some of the highlights:
April 4

Web-5 conference in Béziers. Had fun delivering the opening keynote on Dojo, [...]

Upcoming Dojo Talks

Conference season is in full swing. Here are some upcoming events where I’ll be attending and/or speaking:

ESRI Dev Summit. Palm Springs, CA, March 26-29, 2012. I’ll deliver a talk on Dojo, as well as a 1-day Dojo Workshop. There’s also a golf tournament!
Web-5. Béziers, France, April 4-6, 2012. I’ll deliver the opening keynote on Modular, [...]

Bad Ass Squares 3 is Live

You may recall my post from a few months ago about taking part in the making of Bad Ass Squares 3. The movie is now live:

Alex Payne has a new blog post on the problem with creating and/or using User Hostile Platforms, which argues against using platforms like Adobe AIR, other cross-platform widget toolkits, and non-native cross-platform mobile app platforms.
What’s interesting is that I completely agree with Alex’s introduction, as well as his concluding paragraph:
Doing things the right way is [...]

Random Tech Thoughts and Reading

Some random tech thoughts from recent reading:
iAd Producer
iAd Producer is a really interesting approach at getting people off of Flash for creating ads with open web technologies. We need something like this for Dojo users.
Lego Photo
Lego Photo is a fun free app. Smashing apps has a recent article about 12 awesome yet free photography apps [...]

2010 Highlights

2010 was a year packed with many things… random highlights that come to mind include:

London Calling & Green Park: After years of enjoying and visiting London, I got a business visa and a flat with Maria and spent about 5 months here working, meeting with clients, traveling to other places in Europe, etc. My flat [...]

December 14th was the 9th and final London Ajax User Group event for 2010. The topic was widgets, with talks about YUI and Dojo’s Dijit.
A quick aside: I started this group earlier this year with Piotr Zalewa of MooTools and JSFiddle fame as I wanted to meet more people in London given the amount of [...]

Bad Ass Squares Part 3

I had a great time recently being part of the filming of Bad Ass Squares Part 3. Compuware’s Uniface has created the Bad Ass Squares videos as a really fun way to promote their product for developing enterprise applications.

The company is Dutch, so all filming has been done in Amsterdam. The movies are inspired by [...]

Pay Per Use Broadband?

GigaOm recently ran an article on Predictions if Pay Per Use Comes to Broadband.
This topic has interested me as my travels over the past two years have made several points abundant:

We take reliable networks for granted
Hotel Wifi is usually slow, and often connection throttled (both quantity and duration)
Many worldwide providers have a fairly low “fair-use” [...]

Aaron Newton and I first delivered the Programming to Patterns talk at the Rich Web Experience in Orlando in December, 2009. It’s evolved a fair amount over the past 6 months through various iterations and delivery. Mark Wubben and I recently reworked the Dojo examples a bit as well in preparation for SWDC [...]

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