Ok, I know it has been a long time since I did a book review but I really like this book and now I am trying to get my son to go through it.
Did you ever go to a web site and think, wow, how did they do that? Or, wouldn’t that be cool to write? I know I do.
Well, this book is filled with 10 small projects you can use in real life. So unlike an API book where it focuses on the small granular API calls this book focuses on completed solutions.
Well done Dan Wellman.
Since I got my iPad I have really enjoyed reading short stories and articles. I even purchased a few larger books but I am really liking the short stories and eBooks. This book is by an industry colleague (Ben Langhinrichs), and when I saw his blog post about the book I had to give it a go. It is a very short story but don’t let that fool you. I started reading this and was captivated from the first page on. Ben is clearly a closet author and has an amazing talent. The story itself is a little strange but the way Ben structures the sentences and the dialog is absolute perfection. For 99 cents this is a steal. I hope to see more eBooks by Ben in the future.
For the last month or so I began a project to get kids reading and writing online. The project was KidWrite.net!
I started KidWrite to promote reading and writing in children as early as possible. I am a writing advocate and want to see children advance in the art and science of writing and reading. I truly believe using the computer for writing is a way to get children comfortable with a computer in a safe and educational way. I hope to see KidWrite being used by all schools where they promote writing and reading in the cloud.
KidWrite was designed to let kids start writing and expressing themselves through written content. All kids are encouraged to write and share their work with others on this site. This site will promote writing through sharing and writing contests. Kids can optionally just use the Journal feature to keep a private online journal where their writing and thinking skills can remain private.
Check it out and send in any feedback on the site or back to me on this blog. The site is pretty new and some kinks are still being worked out but I feel it is in good shape to publicize.
If you want to learn how to get money for your intellectual property or patent something in the software world then you should check out this book. I was just re-arranging my books and found this little gem. It has a lot of great ideas and pointers for where to get started.
“Duck typing is based upon the saying that if it walks like a duck and quacks like a dck, then its a duck.”