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|International Journal of Educati Reform||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers||ePub|
Larry E. Frase
Professor of Educational Administration
Specializing in Organizational Psychology
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182
San Francisco, CA, 1997
Reviewed by Shonny Bria, Ph.D.,
Superintendent, Pendergast School
District, 3802 N. 91st Avenue,
Phoenix, AZ 85037
The first edition of John Carver’s Boards That Make a Difference was published in 1990. The second edition was released in 1997. Mr. Carver has used the seven years between printings to fine-tune his critique of problems and inefficiencies plaguing boards that govern public and nonprofit organizations. Boards That Make a Difference takes a hard look at policy-based governance of nonprofit and public organizations, as well as inherent problems within typical board structure and design. First-time readers of this poignant work will instantly note Dr. Carver’s premise that boards unintentionally undermine their efforts by expending time and energy on the “ . . . demonstrably less important, even trivial, items” (p. xiv). Such efforts severely limit boards’ ability to provide strategic board leadership for the organizations they have chosen to serve.See All Chapters
|Todd Perkins||Adobe Developer Library||ePub|
So far, youve optimized webpages that contain Flash. You can also create Flash applications by using Adobe Flex Builder. Using Flex, you can quickly create powerful and robust Rich Internet Applications, or RIAs. This chapter discusses how you can optimize your Flex applications to increase their visibility on the Web.
You may already be familiar with Flex. If not, you can read more about it at http://www.adobe.com/products/flex/. This section explains the Flex basics, including why you would want to use it, how Flex applications work, and a brief overview of the Flex interface.
You can download a free trial of Adobe Flex Builder at http://www.adobe.com/flex. If youre a student or a teacher, you can get a full-featured free copy of the software at https://freeriatools.adobe.com/.
Understanding the missions of Flash and Flex is essential in choosing the right application for the job. Flex was created primarily to build RIAs, whereas Flash was originally created to build animations.See All Chapters
|Blair Howard||Hunter Publishing||ePub|
|Bruce W. Perry||O'Reilly Media||ePub|
Rest your gaze upon the upper right hand corner of the Mac screen and you find the subtle but handy Application menu. It displays the icons and names of the programs that are currently running, including the Finder. By simply selecting this portion of your screen and dragging the mouse, you can tear off the menu and convert it to a floating palette. This small window is called the Application Switcher, shown in Figure 22-1. You can also cycle through the running apps by using the keyboard combination Command-Tab or a different combination that can be controlled with AppleScript.
With AppleScript, you set the size, orientation (vertical or
horizontal), and position of the floating palette by altering the
properties of Application Switcher’s
|Andres Ferrate||O'Reilly Media||ePub|
In an effort to get your creative thinking going, I plan on providing use cases throughout this book to describe how Google Wave could potentially be used. The use case below describes how EZ Widgets, an imaginary multi-national corporation, could use Google Wave to improve communication and collaboration among a sales team dispersed throughout different parts of the world.
EZ Widgets is in the business of selling widgets to a growing customer base throughout the world. The VP of Sales is based in Seattle, Washington, and she oversees a network of regional sales teams with offices around the world. The VP has been struggling to find an easier way for the sales teams to work together to sell more widgets. So far, the VP and her team of regional sales managers have used email to consult with each other over customer issues and the day-to-day operational activities of each office. An enterprise CRM is also used to track customer activities and interactions.See All Chapters
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