Should Our Schools Teach Latin or HTML?

Eric Greenspan

I now make a living knowing WordPress, CSS, HTML and of course search engine optimization (SEO) and marketing. So it makes me wonder, should our schools teach Latin or HTML? Learning Latin has its uses; learning HTML, technology and other future skills, can make them a living and help them solve world problems. While I’d like both to happen, Latin and HTML, we have limited resources and time. The post Should Our Schools Teach Latin or HTML?

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Should Our Schools Teach Latin or HTML?

Eric Greenspan

I now make a living knowing WordPress, CSS, HTML and of course search engine optimization (SEO) and marketing. So it makes me wonder, should our schools teach Latin or HTML? Learning Latin has its uses; learning HTML, technology and other future skills, can make them a living and help them solve world problems. While I’d like both to happen, Latin and HTML, we have limited resources and time. The post Should Our Schools Teach Latin or HTML?

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Should Our Schools Teach Latin or HTML?

Eric Greenspan

I now make a living knowing WordPress, CSS, HTML and of course search engine optimization (SEO) and marketing. So it makes me wonder, should our schools teach Latin or HTML? Learning Latin has its uses; learning HTML, technology and other future skills, can make them a living and help them solve world problems. While I’d like both to happen, Latin and HTML, we have limited resources and time. The post Should Our Schools Teach Latin or HTML?

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Framework Benchmarks

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Why doesnt your test include more substantial algorithmic work, or building an HTML response with a server-side template?" About What we do Portfolio People Blog Contact. You are viewing a single entry. Please also check out the most recent entries. March 28, 2013. Framework Benchmarks. How much does your framework choice affect performance? The answer may surprise you. Authors Note: Were using the word "framework" loosely to refer to platforms, micro-frameworks, and full-stack frameworks.

Jetpack Grows In New York

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jetpack york executive rich media advertising responsive html programmatic jeremy carlinSanta Monica-based rich media advertising technology developer Jetpack is expanding in New York, saying this week that it has opened up a new office New York City, and hired a new VP in the location. Jetpack said it has named Jeremy Carlin as Vice President, Business Development, to head up the company's East Coast operations.

SweetLabs Awards $50K To App Developers

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sweetlabs pokki html developer challenge software awardSan Diego-based SweetLabs , the developer of the Pokki desktop app software, reported Wednesday that it has awarded $50,000 in its Pokki Challenge, a contest for encouraging developers to create desktop applications using HTML5. The firm said it awarded $30,000 to Mohamed Tedjani Meftah for his Mixtape app, $13,000 to Jeet Singh for his Chess app, and $7,000 to Denis Denisyuk for his Instagrille photo app.

Facebook for iOS Updated | Focused on Speed

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Facebook has done away with the old slow HTML 5 iOS app, introducing a new app which the Facebook says is twice as fast to the glory of its users on iPhone and iPad. The HTML 5 had a two star rating and was not as popular with its users. Apple Apps & Software Facebook Gadgets iPad iPhone HTML 5 iOS Mark Zuckerberg Mick Johnson

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Coding School Operator Origin Code Academy Launches In San Diego

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According to Origin, it provides 12-week long programs which teach software development skills to students, including skills in.NET, Javascript, CSS and HTML. A new, software coding school operator, Origin Code Academy , said this week that it has launched efforts in San Diego--and says it guarantees its graduates will get a tech job within 90 days of graduation.

Electricitybilling.com Debuts New Software

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According to the company, the new software features such features as HTML invoices, PayPal and Braintree payment integration, a new utility meter reading application for the iPad and iPhone, and third party APIs. Santa Monica-based Electricitybilling.com said today that it has launched a new version of its software, which is used for electricity billing by utilities.

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Origin Code Academy Rolls Out Free Programming Intro Course Online

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According to the school, the new course teaches some of the fundamentals of HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. San Diego-based "code school" Origin Code Academy said this morning that it has rolled out a new, online-only, free course on programming and the basics of writing code.

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Chrome River Launches New Hotel Expense Handling Feature

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According to Chrome River, its new Chrome River FOLIO product automates hotel folio extraction into expense reports, taking emailed PDF or HTML hotel folios to its software, and creating full lime-item breakouts in their expense reports. Los Angeles-based Chrome River , which develops cloud-based expense and invoice automation software, has extended its software to handle hotel bills and folios, the company said today.

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Realtime Raises $100M, Opens Office In Santa Monica

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The firm, which was previously known as Internet Business Technologies, said that it has developed a language, xRTML, that helps convert existing, static HTML into real-time, live web applications. Realtime , a startup developing technology to help power real-time web applications, said today that it has raised $100M, launched in the U.S., and opened up a new office in Santa Monica.

GameSalad Unveils HTML5 Game Publishing Support

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HTMl5 is the next-generation, HTML standard which brings a new level of interactivity to web browsers. GameSalad , the developer of Apple iPhone and iOs games which has operations in Los Angeles, Austin, and San Francisco, said today that it has added HTML5 game publishing support to its software. The firm said the support will allow games developed using its tools within any web browser. GameSalad said it now has over 170,000 developers using its tools. READ MORE>>.

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Apps Alliance and MEDL Mobile Mixer

SoCal Tech Calendar

What will they be talking about: Apps, deals, monetization, the bubble, udid, sdk/api, distributions, user acquisition, investment, acquisition, mobile enterprise, marketing, advertising, html 5, iOS, Windows 8, Android, AR, did we leave anything out? Tuesday, October 9, 2012 -- Apps Alliance and MEDL Mobile Mixer. This is the "got to get an invitation" event for what is shaping up to be a MOBILE Industry week in San Diego.

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Build Native Mobile Apps Using Your Web Skills

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Appcelerators Titanium platform translates your hard won web skills into native mobile applications that perform and look just like they were written in Objective-C [iPhone] or Java [Android]  but using your JavaScript, HTML, and CSS skills. Thursday, April 22, 2010 -- CommNexus Presents: Build Native Mobile Apps Using Your Web Skills.

The Web is Against the Ropes, But it’s Not Dead

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web storage, elastic computing) from how you consume the Internet as a user (the front end – HTML). The initial web HTML / browser experience was very limited.

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Factual Launches Visualization Tools

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The new visualization feature allows users to access templated HTML and CSS code, and cut and paste that onto any site.

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Divshot Sets Up Shop In Los Angeles

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Divshot develops software which provides a drag-and-drop interface to create web apps, which can then export HTML and CSS code for use by software developers. What would convince you to drop everything, get on a plane, and move your startup to Los Angeles? In the case of Divshot , a developer of user interface development tools for web apps, it was a chance to join Los Angeles accelerator Launchpad LA.

Not Betting on Flash

SoCal CTO

Instead I'm betting on HTML/JavaScript. On my eLearning blog, I recently predicted the Beginning of Long Slow Death of Flash. This got quite a lot of passionate response. I view the point of this blog to provide my thoughts and perspectives as an Acting CTO mostly concerned with Startup Development to entrepreneurs and other CTOs. The conversation around Flash is an important one for startups and CTOs. Let me explain based on a comment in the other post.

Whim Takes On Instant, Mobile Dating

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The startup--led by Eve Peters (OKCupid, Crashpad); Todd Blose (Lantern.io, HTML Fusion); and Katherine Nilan (SendUs, CitizenGlobal)--focuses on users checking in for a same-evening date by 4pm, and choosing one of three matches for a near-instant date. A new, Los Angeles startup, Whim , has recently launched, looking to cut the time between mobile contact and a real date--saying that its app make it possible for users to find a person, and get a date the same day.

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Pricing Customer Acquisition Sunk Costs and More - Ten Recent Great Startup Posts

SoCal CTO

HTML5 video markup, compatibility and playback - Niall Kennedy's Weblog , February 8, 2010 The emerging HTML 5 specification lifts video playback out of the generic element and into specialized handlers. This post looks at the implementation details of HTML 5 video. Here are some recent great posts that I’ve come across that generally fall in the intersection of startups and CTOs. Enjoy.

Girls Who Code Celebrates Graduates of First LA Summer Immersion Program

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The course embeds classrooms in technology companies and universities, and the girls learn everything from robotics to mobile development to computer languages such as HTML and CSS. The first graduates of the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program in LA will be celebrated this Tuesday, July 28th. The program was a success thanks in part to support from AT&T. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will deliver the keynote address.

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32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

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Do you want Flash video, HTML 5 video, or both? Almost every day I'm talking to early stage startup founders (see Free Startup CTO Consulting Sessions ) about what they plan to do. I tend to ask a lot of questions, challenge aspects, make suggestions. But I've often been very surprised by one aspect of these conversations. Many of these founders have talked with several developers or development firms about their plans.

32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

SoCal CTO

Do you want Flash video, HTML 5 video, or both? Almost every day I'm talking to early stage startup founders (see Free Startup CTO Consulting Sessions ) about what they plan to do. I tend to ask a lot of questions, challenge aspects, make suggestions. But I've often been very surprised by one aspect of these conversations. Many of these founders have talked with several developers or development firms about their plans.

Los Angeles Web Developer

SoCal CTO

The result of web design are static pages as graphics or HTML. Yesterday, I met with someone at the early stage of a startup. He has a great concept with some complexity to it. He was struggling to find high quality developers in Los Angeles. Just the kind of person I like to meet. :) But I was a bit surprised when he emphasized how hard it had been for them to find a web developer in Los Angeles.

How to Hunt Programmers for Your Startup - A Field Guide

SoCal CTO

So, if I'm at an event that's full of prey, I will go around the room introducing myself to people (probably starting with the host) and roughly say: "I've got a concept defined and some early customers, but I'm not sure if using a mobile framework, building native apps directly, or maybe even doing an HTML 5 app is the right way to go. This post is admittedly the outcome of a conversation with a few people over some beers.

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The End of the Web? Don’t Bet on It. Here’s Why

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” The App Internet is different than the HTML Internet (aka The Web, WWW and in the mobile arena “The Mobile Internet” or short-hand HTML5) because the “presentation layer” and “client side” functionality are defined by applications that run on your mobile device and connect into the open Internet back-end to exchange information with other web services.

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TrueCar Links Into Auto Websites

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TrueCar said it is providing both HTML widgets and an API which sites can used to display its information. Santa Monica-based TrueCar , the automotive pricing spinout of Zag Automotive, disclosed Wednesday that the firm has inked distribution deals with five automotive websites. According to TrueCar, it will provide its price reports on Pricequotes.com , Carbuyingtips.com , Carzen.com , Carpricesecrets.com , and Cardevotion.com.

Go West Young Men: Winklevoss Twins Buy $18M L.A. Mansion To Dive Into SoCal Tech Scene

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Hyperlinks and images must be manually coded using html mark-up. Startups. Mobile. Gadgets. Europe. Video. Enterprise. Venture. Social. GreenTech. Gaming. Opinion. Drama. Guides. Smartphones. Tablets. Digital Cameras. Laptops. Headphones. Events. CrunchBase. Hot topics. Zuckerberg Interview. Apple. Facebook. Amazon. Twitter. Google. Comment. Go West Young Men: Winklevoss Twins Buy $18M L.A. Mansion To Dive Into SoCal Tech Scene. Colleen Taylor. Monday, August 27th, 2012. Comments.

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How Addroid Is Hoping To Solve The Ad Industry's Flash Problem, with Matt Cooper

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What that means, is the banner is no longer Flash, but it slcearly HTML-based, and video based. HTML will get you modern browsers, but won't work on old browsers. There's been a huge debate over the future of Adobe's Flash raging over the last month, as both Google and Mozilla disabled Flash due to security holes and other issues.

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How to Hunt Programmers for Your Startup - A Field Guide

SoCal CTO

So, if I'm at an event that's full of prey, I will go around the room introducing myself to people (probably starting with the host) and roughly say: "I've got a concept defined and some early customers, but I'm not sure if using a mobile framework, building native apps directly, or maybe even doing an HTML 5 app is the right way to go. This post is admittedly the outcome of a conversation with a few people over some beers.

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The Case For & Against Cryptocurrencies (for those tired of all the noise)

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The Internet and World Wide Web themselves emerged from open protocols (HTTP, HTML, SMTP, etc) that allowed businesses, individuals and governments to put information online that was accessible to the masses and then to build applications on top of this infrastructure to the benefit of the masses. In more than a decade of writing about the Internet and tech-enabled businesses I’ve learned that mobs don’t do nuance well.

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Get Your Website Out of the Internet Dead Zone

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Search engines like Google depend on website HTML tags, inbound and outbound links, and relevant content to do its ranking and matchmaking, and hopefully get your company found and near the top of customer search requests.

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User Interface Beyond the Web Site

SoCal CTO

If you think about email, especially HTML email with the ability of users to respond via links … a lot of the application can get put into the email. I talk to a lot of founders of startups. My initial conversations normally focus on the core of the business, important Startup Metrics , probably marketing strategy (ex. SEO for Startups and Negative Customer Acquisition Costs ) and, of course, the product itself. Normally the product is defined as a web site.

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Mobile Camp Los Angeles | Mobilizing L.A. Tech Community

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Speakers include Jod Kaftan, experience design director at Blitz Agency in Santa Monica; Jake Johnson, cofounder of Divshot, a powerful web app interface builder for quickly designing pages and exporting them to HTML5/CSS3; Michael Macadaan, a UX & Design Partner at Science Studio in Santa Monica; Greg Wilson, a developer evangelist for Adobe focused on building applications for mobile devices inkling native, HTML and hybrid apps and many, many more!!!

Early Stage Marketing and Branding – Farida Fotouhi

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It's a comprehensive program with national sales training, HTML emails, a very cool interactive Flash landing page about the 8 ways to save, brochure and presentation for the sales people, extending reach via social media, etc. I've known Farida for quite a while. Maybe ten years.

Social Networking (the Shorter Version) Past, Present, Future

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By the mid-nineties we had the World Wide Web, which gave us a standard way to publish web pages using HTML. This blog post originally appeared in serialized form here on TechCrunch. This version is the shorter, ADHD version.

Exploring A Brave New World Of Domain Names, With Rightside

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I don''t think the HTML browser is going to change. You may decide the right solution may be a native app, but that will not eliminate the need for HTMl an dthe web, and it will not eliminate the value of a domain name and finding the right brand for your product. It''s a brave new world in the domain name marketplace, with a lot of changes due to the sudden proliferation of new, top level domains (gTLDs).

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Mark Suster’s Advice To Emerging Entrepreneurs – “Do Not Do, As I Have Done”

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Learn HTML. As part of UC Santa Barbara’s Distinguished Lecture Series, serial entrepreneur and noted venture capitalist Mark Suster recently shared his advice with a large crowd of emerging entrepreneurs. Mark is a Partner at GRP Partners and authors one of the most widely read startup blogs, BothSidesOfTheTable. Mark framed his comments around the major mistakes he made during his early ventures.

Improving Website and Wordpress Performance with Hard-Coded Share Buttons

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Specific Steps for Static Sites For each page that needs share links, you’ll need to paste the HTML above and replace replace everything with double square brackets with the information from the page.

Most Common Early Start-up Mistakes

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Putting your thoughts into spreadsheets, PowerPoint, HTML, etc. This is part of my ongoing series “ Start-up Lessons. &# If you want to subscribe to my RSS feed please click here or to get my blog by email click here.

Software Development | How To Collaborate As A Team

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You do need to know the basics about how to code a site because you are basically dragging and dropping HTML and CSS elements. Theses prototypes are responsive, can be previewed, clickable, and can be exported out to full Bootstrap HTML, CSS and JavaScript. As a creative director at a software development company, I am always looking for ways to speed up our design and development process and to include as many people and teams working on the project.

A Chat with Chris Tragos of Jetpack

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So, for the last year or so, we've been building a service which is designer oriented, which has the same power and flexibility of our current developer tool, but you don't have to know HTML code to use it. We recently ran into Chris Tragos , one of the co-founders of Jetpack (www.jetpack.net), provider of an online ad platform. Tragos is a veteran of technology industry here, having come from Spin Media (formerly, Buzznet) with his two other co-founders.