John Barlow

John Barlow currently is Technical Lead at Herff Jones focusing on Coldfusion/Java RIA applications utilizing dynamic HTML and Google Earth. John got his start learning Object Oriented programming with C++ along with focusing on the underpinnings of computer hardware. In his first foray into the real world, he supported High Speed camera equipment with all aspects of the term "support" — from basic troubleshooting to board level repair. Along with soldering, John also wrote custom control interfaces utilizing C++, Java, Win32, and Network Programming.

From this platform, John moved into writing web applications all the while keeping to his roots as an application developer. With this in mind, John strives to make the web behave more like the application world most people are used to — enter RIA.

John is an open source advocate, an avid photographer, and musician. Other interests include video encoding and streaming, compression technologies, clustering, and gaming.

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Opening Pandora's Box - Looking at JQuery

April 23 2010

A few months ago, I wrote an article on the Dojo Toolkit with some examples on how to do a simple RIA app (Welcome to the Dojo). Since then, I have had the privilege of working on an app that... read more

Welcome To The Dojo

September 29 2009

The Dojo Javascript Framework is truly awesome. I'll admit, the documentation is a bit to dig through, but hopefully my experience and previous digging will be of use to you. Don't worry, the only things being thrown around in this "Dojo" are Javascript and web programming ideas you may or… read more

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