Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Just finished Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript: Making App Store Apps Without Objective-C or Cocoa by Jonathan Stark. It’s a nice introduction to building iPhone applications without having to learn the nuances of Obective-C.While not a very in-depth book, the examples were clear and easy to understand and should provide any experienced web developer with enough knowledge to not only build iPhone apps, but to re-purpose websites for iPhones. Read more of this post

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My Experience as a First Time Author

In the fall of 2008, I was invited by Aspatore Books to contribute  a chapter to a book titled Cutting IT Costs: Leading CTOs and CIOs on Establishing Spending Priorities, Researching Cost-Saving Technologies, and Involving the Customer in IT Solutions (Inside the Minds). For those not familiar with Aspatore, they are a division of Thomson Reuters specializing in books by C-level executives and lawyers.

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Using the Kindle iPhone App

Let me start by saying I don’t own a Kindle. I’ve thought about purchasing one, but the $359 price tag seems a little steep. Last year I purchased a Sony Reader PRS505 as part of an inventory liquidation…meaning I got it cheap. While I’ve enjoyed the Reader, I must admit I’ve experienced Kindle envy with regards to available titles and wireless capabilities.

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MythBusters and RFID

Considering RFID security. Here’s a video of MythBusters’ Adam Savage discussing some upcoming shows and why they aren’t going to do an episode on RFID security.


Becoming A Coaching Leader

I’ve just finished an excellent book, Becoming a Coaching Leader, by Daniel Harkavy. Daniel is CEO of Building Champions, Inc., a company dedicated to building and improving leadership skills. Daniel’s approach to coaching your team for the highest individual and group performance is excellent. I can’t wait to start applying the material.

To be fair, I need to let you know that Thomas Nelson, my employer, published this book. We publish a lot of great leadership books, starting with the Bible. I also need to let you know that I have just become a client of Building Champions. Reading the book, researching the website, and talking with Building Champions convinced me that I want to improve my leadership skills, as well as those of my team. So, I signed up.

If you’re a leader, you may be like me and are constantly looking for ways to improve and refine your skills, consider adding Becoming a Coaching Leader to your leadership library.

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