August 28, 2013  |  Uncategorized

On the latest segment of Rothman Tech-Tips (#RTT), I interviewed Jack Swayze, an old co-worker and a DC-based SharePoint contractor. First and foremost, check out Jack’s Atari T-shirt. I had an Atari, with Pong, Space Invaders, Asteroid, Pitfall, Combat, Q-bert — now those are what I call top-notch video games!

Jack and I discussed jQuery, a cross-browser JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML. Now I know all of this sounds crazy-technical, but let’s try to explain this in a way that makes sense to you. Software is written in different languages or codes, and there are hundreds of different languages. For example, Jack is writing an application in jQuery which is about 100/150 lines of code. If were to write that application in JavaScript, it would take about 500 lines of code. So jQuery makes Jack’s life much easier, and also because he is able to create better and more robust applications.

For the #idontcook segment, Jack and I talked about where he lived when we first met — a boathouse on the SW waterfront. Yes, you read that correctly, Jack used to live on a boat, and it was docked at the SW waterfront in DC. So I asked him his favorite place to go eat and drink in that area, and he said without hesitation, Cantina Marina.  Now as I stated in the video, I love Cantina Marina. It reminds you of a great beach bar, and makes it hard to believe you are still in the city. Jack always gets the fish tacos with a Shiner Bock beer, and I always go for the steak tacos with this crazy drink called the Coronarita. It is an awesome concoction of a margarita with a upside-down Corona sticking out of it.

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