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examining the unexamined life of software

jsEverywhere: Apathy is the Enemy of Awesome by Nancy Lyons

Nancy Lyons of geekgirlsguide gives a real end-of-day pep talk about how failed communication and collaboration can kill projects. I’ll put in a few of her zingers and how I understand them: Learn how to talk about what you do … Continue reading

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jsEverywhere: PhoneGap CLI and PhoneGap Build Steve Gill, Adobe

Steve Gill is demoing “Cordova Client”, in which you have command-line tools to build, deploy, and manage Cordova-based applications on Blackberry, Android, and iOS. This is still in beta. It’s at github.com/filmaj/cordova-client. It requires Node.js, should be available in npm.

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jsEverywhere: From Continuous Integration to Continuous Delivery by Morten Nielsen

Morten‘s presentation is a hilarious, compelling fable of what happens when a .NET shop relying on manual processes becomes a victim of its own success and ends up with an exploding number of software versions in the field. The fable … Continue reading

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jsEverywhere: End-to-End W3C APIs by Alexandre Morgaut

Alexandre is giving a great overview of the history of JavaScript, popular API’s, and the role of W3C and other standards bodies. He gives a shoutout to Kevin Dangoor for CommonJS, then proposes the idea that remote CommonJS processes can … Continue reading

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jsEverywhere: Single Page Applications, Josh Powell

Josh Powell is giving a great talk about how to make single page web applications with JavaScript. The main focus is on how to break free of the web 1.0 tyranny of doing a page load for every new piece … Continue reading

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Firefox Aurora Marketplace for Android available now

Earlier this month, Mozilla announced the Firefox Aurora Marketplace release. We’re hoping that Aurora users, our awesome early adopters, will go experience the Firefox Marketplace on their Android phones and let us know what they think. Our goal is to … Continue reading

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David Kaneda and Josh Clark @ DevCon5 NYC

This session has David and Josh riffing about designing for mobile. Device context is different from User Context. Just because you know they have a small screen, you don’t know whether they’re focused or distracted, having a short or a … Continue reading

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