#java


Frontend UI/View Map

Years ago, I was learn­ing about Tiles & Struts as we were tran­si­tion­ing to it from a very old sys­tem (Vignette). We got to tweak stuff, as well as cre­ate from the ground up. With this project, I recall using Blue­print CSS for the first time in a pro­duc­tion stage. But that’s for another story, for another time.

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Who Said Yahoo Doesn’t Share for Free?

Just last week, pre-Valentine’s Day, Yahoo! shows it love to the pub­lic by launch­ing User Inter­face Library and Design Pat­terns Library. Not to men­tion, the crazy cats over at the Yahoo! UI depart­ment have started a blog as well. Dang, they seem to be grind­ing and shar­ing great tools with every­one. I like that. You may read more about inter­est­ing tech­nol­ogy via Yahoo! Devel­oper Net­work.

Spe­cial thanks goes out to Blingo.com, that I came across Peter Freitag’s blog entry about it. It’s just too bad I didn’t win anything =|

Hello World Revisited

OMG dude! Never thought I’d be back in school. Well, actu­ally more like a class (for work of course). Tak­ing it at UCB Exten­sion in Down­town SF. Entire class con­sists of work­ing pros in-or-out of the tech­nol­ogy field. Besides the three hours of lec­ture and mov­ing Thurs­day bowling-nights to Wednes­days, all is okay… so far.

Our sen­sei works for Siebel. Pretty intel­li­gent cat who knows a lot in the tech­no­log­i­cal side of things. He has like three (or more) degrees, or some­thing like that. But yah, pretty inter­est­ing class struc­ture. The class is pretty much just based on al the home­works. So as long as its done, and done right, you get a good grade. You don’t even have to go to class, return your quizzes and/or do any kind of exams. Pretty sweet huh? I wish I had that kind of sys­tem back at UCI, man oh man.

I never thought of actu­ally tak­ing an exten­sion class in the field of com­put­ers after grad­u­at­ing. I had a mind­set that if I was gonna go back into the class­room, it’ll be in the field of design/arts. But all is good, I think this class will ben­e­fit me in the long run of being a “New Media Designer/Developer”. Because being some­one that is a “hybrid” (some­one able to do both pro­gram­ming and design) is an asset to com­pa­nies. But not only that, it’s just what I like doing because:

  • I get to use my degree in Com­puter Engineering,
  • and get payed for doing a hobby, my love for design.

Tight huh? Yah, so it’s only and hour-thirty, another half to go before Jen­nvis picks me up to travel down to LA for the week­end. Mean­while, I’m starv­ing and kind of tired because I slept late again—freaking Flickr! I’m so get­ting addicted to its com­mu­nity. Not to men­tion, I am begin­ning to get more and more into pho­tog­ra­phy tech­niques, per se. I guess it all started with my first ever dig­i­tal cam­era, the Canon Pow­er­shot S200; which I bought after grad­u­at­ing in the sum­mer of ’02. I just love tak­ing spur-of-the-moments/candids, archi­tec­turals, low-lights and recently events/shows. Oh well, I guess “its all rel­a­tive” to how the world has evolved with tech­nol­ogy on its forefront.

From my mind to yours, be cool… stay in school.