Book Review – Sencha MVC Architecture, Packt Publishing

Sencha MVC Architecture Review

Over the past year I have been working with Sencha products, both Ext.JS for desktop and Touch for mobile apps and through that have been researching, reading and finding as much information as I can about the products.  Recently, I purchased a copy of Packt Publishing’s Ext JS Web Application Cookbook to gain some insight and direction to some tough situations I was facing on a project.

Shortly after purchasing it, Packt contacted me to ask me to perform a review of the Sencha MVC Architecture book recently published in November 2012, written by Ajit Kumar.

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Samsung Vibrant – ICS Euphoria ROM Review – Part 2

Part 2 ICS Euphoria Rom for Samsung Vibrant

Part one of the series shortly discussed what the ICS ROM brings to the Samsung Vibrant phone – simply put, it brings new life.  After using it for a while now – about 2 months total, I have compiled some of the features I like, and some of the things that have driven me nuts since installing it.  Keep in mind, that it seems each Samsung Vibrant is a beast unto itself, and the same ROM on two different Vibrants can behave very differently.

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Samsung Vibrant – ICS Euphoria ROM Review – Part 1

Samsung Vibrant (T-Mobile) – Giving New Life To A 2 Year Old Phone

In September 2010 my step-son and myself both purchased the Samsung Vibrant phone through T-Mobile.  I had used several other Android based phones and found I really enjoyed the features of the OS and enjoyed the premise behind Android.  When I seen the Vibrant, the rich screen, numerous features and hardware specs had me sold.

Little did I know that there were numerous issues with the phone.  My particular device had a non-functional GPS, was “hardware locked” – meaning the volume +/- and power buttons didn’t take it into the recovery screen (which meant no master reset could be performed).  After installing a custom ROM (one of Eugene’s – though I can’t remember which one I first installed), I attempted to Odin back to stock JFD – it bricked my phone.  Had the hardware issue not been present, it would not have happened.  Luckily, T-Mobile replaced my phone due to this known issue.  Unfortunately my replacement had the same GPS and hardware lock  issues.

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I Want Your [insert social network here] Login!

Employers Without A Clue

Reading several articles and seeing numerous Facebook posts about this situation:  You’re looking for a job.  Maybe you have aced the initial resume screen, phone screen and are in the face-to-face interview.  Maybe you’re not quite that far in the process yet.  It doesn’t matter.  What does matter is you know employers are searching you out on your social media outlets – Facebook, Twitter, LinkeIN, YouTube, [insert social network of the day here].  What you may not know, is they are asking for your login credentials these days.

Say What?

Yes.  Read the articles: CBS Money Watch, Boston Globe, Information Week.

Say What?

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Human Resource Capital

Human Resource Capital

I was just thinking…yes as scary of a thought as that may be.  Of course, I don’t do scientific research into topics such as these, but base it off of my personal experience in life, experience of witnessing it happen to others and experience in different situations.

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