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S.CLOUD SharePoint Document Library Visualization Tool



S.CLOUD was born to provide a unique experience – across all devices – of enjoying SharePoint Document Libraries in a new engaging and very fun way; Circumventing the need for adopting a Third Party expensive solution.

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Material Design and Polymer, A Shows Tile Application

Show-flick - The Application

Being a fan and an adopter of AngularJS myself, I was very excited when Google released Polymer. It is not that I favor an alternative to AngularJS; it is rather that I praised the efforts for a library that focus on components. I celebrated through the introduction of Polymer - when encountering that this library also have mustache binding {{}}. Incorrectly, this induce me to think that Polymer could be a flexible transition from AngularJS.

I was fast attracted by the ability to import components through a single line. No need to inject JavaScript files based on components, no need on adjusting code to make room for the new code; if the component works then it works! This was to me an exciting idea. More exciting was for me to discover that there is a community on the road of web component already on their way.

I embarked in a path of creating an application with Polymer in an attempt to dig deep into the Polymer intrinsics. Needless to say that Polymer and AngularJS are very different in nature. This post is a description of the key important features I encounter with Polymer.

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Synchronize SharePoint Document Library Files to a Folder Like DropBox

ViewIt is likely that DropBox has changed the game field or at least the desired and expectations of what the conventional FTPs had to offer. It is hard to envision a storage service now a days without a syncing utility. Those services that lacked such an alternative ended up playing catch up and adapting.

This might change in a very near feature but yet there is a minuscule community that hesitates to lever the power of the browser entirely. Today we count with Google Docs, Office 365, and even Office Online, to name a few, and yet our desire to remain completely functional on the cloud is at times not present.

I had an exposure to this social experiment, when a few known stakeholders who happen to be SharePoint users insisted on working on their documents – Document Libraries - outside the browser and thus outside the IE ActiveX object realm.

Thankfully, SharePoint 2013 introduced OneDrive which possess a great Synchronization feature. Yet, It leave SharePoint 2010 Farm users salivating over similar Synchronization tools. For 2010 application, Third Party Synchronization tools are really expensive and at times complex. Since Free is always better. I embarked in the task of creating a Sync tool for 2010 Farm Users.

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The History Behind Talking Riko Mobile App


Culture is very hard to define, yet it is that very profound footprint that defines who we are. The very essence of culture starts in that early human interaction of every individual’s upbringing, where we acquire some of our parent’s values and they become imprinted within us.

The movie that has most inspired me is Life is Beautiful (1997) directed by Roberto Benigni - Guido. The movie recounts the story of a father that helps his son, Joshua, survive by pretending their crude reality is all a game.

The movie is the vivid language of parental sacrifice, but it also displays the compelling determination of a parent to teach his children a life with joy despite unbearable circumstances. Guido saves Joshua by awakening his inner child, and through his dad inner child Joshua was invited to a realm of fantasy yet joy.

In the last scene of the movie, Joshua's statement is as follows: “This is my story, this is the sacrifice my father made, this is his gift to me”

Those of us that believe that our parents are our true heroes, have the responsibility to activate the inner child within us, and let it shine before the eyes of our children. My heroes thought me that a man’s joy is his most valuable possession.

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iBook Like Enterprise Report

WPF Book Control

The first time I was introduced to iBook, I was far from embracing this whole new reading concept.

I have yet the vivid memory of my parent quoting Spanish philosopher Marcelino Mendez y Pelayo – “Que lastima tenerme que morir, cuando me queda tanto por leer” It translates “It Is a shame I have to die, with so many books yet to read

I cannot avoid wondering whether Mendez y Pelayo would have welcome iBooks, and sacrifice the touch of the paper fiber at the tips of his hands with ease.

Despite early hesitations of the community to give up the millenary art of flipping a page, Book-Like interfaces have been able to engage audiences in a very profound way.

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