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Featured Blog Posts – March 2013 Archive (6)

Scalability: Google I/O 2013 Registration

On March 13th, 4:00am HST, registration for the Google I/O 2013 conference opened to the public. Barely coherent, at 3:45am I rolled out of bed, bumping each wall in my apartment hallway as I stumbled towards my Macbook. I checked to see if my Google+ and Google Wallet accounts were properly set up as…

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Added by Daniel Nishimura on March 29, 2013 at 3:56pm — 2 Comments

Call to STEM

Recently, I have come across this infographic floating around the web that I believe deserves more attention. You can see the full version here. It illustrates the labor pool shortage we are experiencing in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) related fields. Some key…

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Added by Joseph Lui on March 27, 2013 at 4:13pm — 3 Comments

Write You're Own eBook in Markdown with Ruby and Github Pages

Many of us have either had the urge to write a book or spew some sort of long-winded excrement of words.  Maybe it's a story that's been bouncing around in your head, a piece of history you would like to document, or a coalescence of documentation/blog posts on a subject you are passionate about. Regardless of the reason they all require the same thing.  The ability to…

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Added by Chris Sass on March 25, 2013 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Learning JavaScript Design Patterns

When I first learned javascript, I mainly used the jQuery library for small interactions (select something/do something) and adding very basic behavior to the websites I worked on. At the time, it was no big deal to just throw all of my simple jQuery methods and functions in a .js file…

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Added by Mike King on March 22, 2013 at 4:41pm — 4 Comments

Think Functionally

It wasn't so long ago that functional programming seemed to be an arcane science. If you knew Haskell, Standard ML, or Common Lisp, you've either been programming for a very long time, involved in computer science research, or just had a lot of free time on your hands. However, functional programming has been making a comeback with…

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Added by George Lee on March 22, 2013 at 1:22pm — 4 Comments

Trying out Xamarin Studio 2.0 Starter Edition

Trying out Xamarin Studio 2.0 Starter Edition

Xamarin Studio is an IDE that allows developers to create iOS, Android and Mac apps using C#.  Recently Xamarin released Xamarin Studio 2.0 and along with a free Starter edition.  While the Starter edition is very limited it allows developers to see what Xamarin Studio is like and how writing Android apps using C# works.  I was hoping to create an iOS app, but it turns out a Mac is still required in order to write iOS apps even…

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Added by Douglas Ching on March 8, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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