Jan 03

hAtom and Author Tags

hAtom and author tags are becoming an increasingly important part of SEO for a site. I’ve known for quite some time that I’ve been getting errors in places on my blog due to missing author tags. I see the errors in the Google Webmaster tools, but I didn’t have enough time last year to figure …

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Jan 01

Titanium 3.4 – Developing for Multiple Platforms

Titanium IDE

I’ve experimented with Appcelerator Titanium in the past, but did not find a place for the tool with the work I do. For the mobile development work I’ve been doing for a few years, user experience is the most important thing and with Titanium I could just never get quite there with it. Its been …

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Sep 22

Whoo-Hoo – Speed!

Many thanks to Tarn’s hosting provider Mochahost for a mega-upgrade! Things were slow – really slow. I complained and Mochahost upgraded me to a new box, PHP 5.6 and a bunch of other goodies! Really cool – page renders are about 300% faster now. Giddy up!

Aug 17

Visual Simulation and Prototyping

The use of visual simulation and prototyping tools are critical for today’s web and mobile software developer. These tools allow users and developers to collaborate on user experience, screen/storyboard flows, and the interaction model before taking the time to write code. Using these tools can have a profound impact on speed and cost. Over the …

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Aug 05

Working with Java on OS-X: Tips and Tricks


Working with Java on OS-X Mavericks can have its pit falls…well working with Java on anything has pit falls, but OS-X has its own quirks. I’ve been working with Java for longer than I can believe – I suppose I remember the 1.0x days. I’ve been away from it for quite some time, using Python, …

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