What is Google Polymer?

Written by Jay Manaloto

What if a new web standard emerged where HTML tags were no longer the basic building blocks? What if the new building blocks were widget-like components that rendered visual effects in a single custom tag or attribute that formerly required dozens or hundreds of tags and attributes? This is where Web Components step in, a new set of W3C standards being developed by Google. Based on these Web Components standards, Polymer is a growing library of pre-built reusable components also being developed by Google…

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Why I Won’t Get a Smartwatch Soon

Written by Jay Manaloto

Why should my watch necessarily remind me of my phone? In our current era of socio-mobile technology, it’s so easy to become hypnotized, mesmerized, and inspired by the vision of connecting everything to the latest technological center of our lives — our smartphones. In fact, until recently, I myself was drawn to the idea of buying a Pebble smartwatch to connect to my Samsung smartphone. It sounded pretty cool. Until I rediscovered analog watches. How? Let’s find out.

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Descending into the DevLearn Expo

Written by Jay Manaloto

DevLearn 2014! Last month, during our local STC Southern Nevada Chapter meeting, I heard about the DevLearn 2014 Conference & Expo for the first time. But the best part? The Expo would be free! The following week, I learned that the event revolves around eLearning technologies and techniques, and the free Expo would take place on October 29 and 30 at the Bellagio, Las Vegas. So I registered! What did I discover at DevLearn? Let’s take a peek.

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Exploring content strategy

Written by Jay Manaloto

As early as last month, August 2014, I knew next to nothing about content strategy, content marketing, and custom content. But on August 27, something happened — I attended a MadCap-hosted webinar by content strategist Mark Baker. Although Mark’s presentation focused on EPPO topic-based authoring, it opened the gateway to the world of content strategy. What is it? Let’s find out.

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