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Forget the wonky indie libraries, use Google's MVP and GIN as best practices for GWT

Forget the wonkyindie libraries, use Google’s MVP and GIN as best practices for GWT

All of this is explained the following links:

http://code.google.com/p/gwt-presenter/wiki/GettingStarted

http://blog.enunes.org/2009/07/gwt-and-mvp-model-view-presenter.html

http://blog.hivedevelopment.co.uk/2009/08/google-web-toolkit-gwt-mvp-example.html

This should help for GWT 2+

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Neat Google GWT Wizard Panel component with other simple but very effective new unique widgets

I stand correct, I don’t recommend this as it does work NOT out of box. All code is obsolete for GWT and useless. Not wise to use this!!

Neat Google GWT Wizard Panel component with other simple but very effective new unique widgets

i found this the best one as the other Wizard panels are somewhat incomplete or don’t work out of the box. I kind of like this the one the best so far.

http://www.cafesip.org/projects/common/gwtcomp/index.html

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Why do investors say no to good ideas? '2' Minute Elevator Pitch Competition

Why do investors say no to good ideas?

‘2’ Minute Elevator Pitch Competition

Here is more detail on that event or competition for those seeking venture capital. It is tough out there but this may help.

  • VC’s on average see 10-12 business plans per week & in Q1 2010 only 10 ‘new’ Seed/Start-up investments were made in Canada
  • Angels decide on 8-10 potential investments per year rejecting over 95% coming to their attention and of every 10 potential they make 2 – 3 investments

Connect with US & Canadian venture capitalists, angel investors and the national media.   Have your ‘Elevator Pitch’ reviewed by an esteemed panel of judges and your peers and learn how you may be more more effective in getting investors.  The top two rated ‘Elevator Pitches’ will be highlighted at the October 19th show. One will be selected by you and the other by the judges who are:

  • 2 US Venture Capitalists: One tech & one consumer goods
  • An early stage Canadian Venture Capitalist
  • 2 Renowned Canadian Angels
  • 2 National Small Business Media Editors

Their Experience:

  • Communications/Wireless
  • Consumer Brands
  • Financial Services
  • GreenTech
  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Not-for-Profit
  • Sports

Discussion Theme: Why do investors say no to good ideas?

Learn why VC’s and angels say no to good ideas.  What are the financing options available from VC’s, angels, banks to ‘micro-lending’?  What do you need to know before you approach the one that is the best fit for your business?.

Location: SHAMBA, 48 Yonge St. 12th Floor, Toronto, ON, M5E 1G6  www.shamba.ca

Date & Time(EST): October 19th, 2010.

  • 5:00am-6-00pm: Registration & Networking
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm: Panel Q & A and Live Interactive Webcast
  • 7:00pm-7:05pm: Raffle of Prizes
  • 7:00pm-9:00pm: Networking

http://www.directengagement.com/gen_webcast.php

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Is this a decent contest? Have your two minute speech video recorded for potential venture capitalists and angel investors?

Is this a decent contest? Have your two minute speech video recorded for potential venture capitalists and angel investors?

More details will follow up on this one.

Why do investors say ‘no?’ What sparks their interest?

Here’s your chance to find out.

Connect with venture capitalists, angel investors and media by submitting an ‘Elevator Pitch’ with your small-business idea, and have it reviewed by a panel of judges and your peers.

The two best-rated video submissions will be revealed on a live webcast by Direct Engagement Show on Oct. 19. One of them will be selected by viewers and the other by the judges who include:

MORE STORIES FROM YOUR BUSINESS

For more details, watch this video on YouTube.

To submit a video, or to record one with a webcam, follow this link. If you don’t have a YouTube account, you’ll be required to sign up for on

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/your-business/start/financing/have-your-financing-pitch-reviewed-by-a-judging-panel/article1734517/?goback=.gde_1163087_member_31106618

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Get Your Windows Phone 7 Mobile Ready for MICROSOFT'S Marketplace!

Get Your Windows Phone 7 Mobile Ready for MICROSOFT’S Marketplace!

This was posted at Microsoft’s Developer Network blog. It is about getting your mobile application ready for Windows 7 Mobile marketplace.

My laptop computer connected via USB to my Windows Phone 7 device, running "Kick-Ass App!"

Hey, Canadian mobile developers:

  • If you’ve got an idea for a Windows Phone 7 app, whether it’s brand new or a port of an existing mobile app, start working on it now!
  • If you’re working on a Windows Phone 7 app, get it ready for Marketplace, which will be accepting submissions soon!
  • If you haven’t even tried the Windows Phone 7 developer tools, download them and take them for a spin!

And finally, if you’re planning on submitting a Windows Phone 7 app to Marketplace, get in touch with me! I want to hear from you, help you through the process and help publicize your app.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/cdndevs/archive/2010/10/01/get-your-windows-phone-7-apps-ready-for-marketplace.aspx?goback=.gde_1772623_news_213253401

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Is China the next Madoff phony? Moodys may think so. China is just a little bigger than Madoff

A complaint has been filed with the antitrust division of the U.S. Department of Justice claiming that the top credit-rating services in the United States, which control an estimated 90 percent of the industry, are complicit in hiding billions of dollars of China’s debt.

The complaint, which is available online, was filed by Sovereign Advisers on behalf of Starwood Trust and other “defaulted creditors.” It accuses Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s Investors Services of willfully concealing China’s debt and providing those interests with good credit ratings to profit from the rating service.

Also named are Goldman S

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=207685

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Goldman Sahchs bond trading desk predicts deflationary period will start. Great Depression next?

Goldman Sachs quant bond trading desk predicts deflationary period will start. Great Depression next?

Numbers including factory inventory levels don’t look. No financial meltdown predicted yet but we could be grinding down to a potential ugly Great Depression 2.

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Who knows how to port Android apps onto the new RIM QNX operating system for Blackerry Playbook?

Who knows how to port Android apps onto the new RIM  QNX operating system for Blackerry Playbook?

Let me know. People are saying it can be done. Comment below:

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Why would you pursue $60K debt to pursue Master or PHD in finance where there will be no jobs?

Why would you pursue $60K debt to pursue Master or PHD in finance where there will be no jobs?

Seriously. Why would someone do this? Students of these programs are proving to be sheep going to slaughter. You rack up a sixty thousand dollar debt for some top Ivy school in a Western country for a masters degree. You then turn around and do the same for a PHD? Let’s figure this out.

You do it because you see a gold pot at the end of the school rainbow. You do it because you see the glory. There is a lot of work up front to get you there. But let’s also figure this out. The schools, universities, and even colleges are pretty smart as they toot their promotional efforts to suck you in to for these degrees. There is nothing wrong with that, it is the industry you want to work in.

Let’s figure this out. You have the large Tier 1 investment banks like Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and so on hiring earlier this year. It is no wonder people get excited when the stock markets respond to up trends. Next thing you know, we are back to uncertainty like we are now. Hiring freezes from these same companies, and even layoffs. It is predicted that over 80,000 will be lost over the next eighteen months on Wall Street alone. Not including the global plays like in the United Kingdom, China, India, or wherever else the local industries are booming.

Will there be jobs for you when you graduate? Even if there are, I don’t know if you heard but the hiring practises are brutal. You better be top grads at your school. And yes, the school matters too. Get over it. That is how this brutal world works. Check out some of the other posts on this site to get check out some of these brutal hiring practices at big hedge fund companies, and even the little wanna be big hedge fund prop shops.   Then you got those fickle big investment banks to.

So why bother risking your credit history, $60K of debt, to get a bunch of degrees for the kind of jobs that might not exist? Even if you get a chance, good luck in getting one.

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