Jawbone Big Jambox Review

Over the last couple of months, my wife and I both have upgraded to the iPhone 5. As with countless others, we were frustrated with the fact that the new docking port on the iPhone 5 has instantly made all our iPhone accessories obsolete. We were faced with the task of replacing those accessories that […]

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Building an Online Chat Application – ASP.NET MVC, jQuery, and AJAX

For this month’s IndyNDA ASP.NET SIG, I showcased an example web app that shows off the AJAX power of jQuery and the AJAX-response goodness built into ASP.NET MVC. The basic premise is that we want to have a website that has a live chat on the homepage.  Users can log in and then post new […]

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Logos 4 Mac

One of the great bonuses of attending the BibleTech 2010 conference in San Fransisco last March was being able to talk to and get to know many of the developers behind the Logos software.  Logos creates one of the most sophisticated (and awesome) Bible study and research software on the market. Back in March, many […]

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IndyNDA Wrap-up for August 2010 – OData

This month at IndyNDA we heard from Dan Rigsby (@DanRigsby) regarding OData.  OData is a web protocol that allows for the querying of data as a service.  OData is built upon REST principle of web services.  REST is a move away from the complicated SOAP protocols that were popular in the 1990’s.  Unfortunately SOAP is […]

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IndyNDA Wrap-up for July 2010

This month’s IndyNDA meeting we heard from from Alan Stevens (@AlanStevens http://netcave.org) on “Does Your Code Tell a Story?”.  His compared the analogy of writing novels to writing software.  With great quotes on the subject, he was able to state some principles of software development. Some of these ideas are… Beauty is the ultimate defense […]

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Kindle 2 DX (My Review)

After using the Kindle 2 DX for a few months now, I thought I would give my thoughts on it. So far I love the small form factor (definitely thinner and lighter than a 3-inch software development textbook.) The Kindle has two versions one is the standard Kindle 2 which has a 6-inch display (about the size of a paperback book. The second is the Kindle DX which has a 9.7-inch screen (approaching the size of a piece of paper.)

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IndyNDA Wrap-up: MongoDB presented by Dennis Burton

At IndyNDA last night we heard Dennis Burton speak on MongoDB.  Personally, I have never dived into any other data store other than relational databases (i.e. SQL Server, MySQL…)  Dennis did a great job laying out the pluses and minuses of using a document-oriented databases. Document-oriented databases are a viable solution for web applications that […]

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BibleTech 2010 Wrap-up

Well BibleTech 2010 is over.  Great time here in San Jose, CA.  I was able to connect and meet people that I would have NEVER have the opportunity otherwise. I was happy with my talk introducing Holy Lamp.  For the last couple of weeks I have been working hard (unsuccessfully) on getting the parts built […]

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BibleTech 2010

I will be a speaker at the BibleTech 2010 conference in San Jose, CA. It is going to be held on March 26 and 27 and should be a great conference to network and see what’s happening within the world of Bible technology.

I am going to be demonstrating a new web application I am building, Holy Lamp (I will post more about this soon.) It is an interesting conference, and will be a new experience for me. I have only gone to a handful of conferences anyway, and no Christian-based conferences.

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Windows Live Writer

I have decided to give Windows Live Writer a try for updating this blog. I could use the Wordpress web management, but what fun is that! Anyway, I plan to use Live Writer when I am using my laptop and the web tool for when I am on other machines.

I am very hopeful so far. Many of the “recommended” desktop blogging publishing apps all cost something. The free ones did not have the greatest reviews. Live Writer is an included app with Windows 7 and has some great reviews.

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