John M. Wargo
Professional software developer, writer, presenter, tinkerer, father, husband, and geek!
Welcome to John Wargo Books, my site listing the books and magazine articles I've written/published. To date, I've written 6 books, plus a series of magazine articles I wrote that were later published into an anthology, making a total of 7 books. Most of my books cover mobile development topics, but my first book was a book for Soccer Officials (Referees). You'll find information about all of them here, plus links to purchase the books if you're so inclined.
Read more about my publications by making a selection from the following list, or using the menu at the top of the page. I semi-regularly post articles on a wide range of random topics on my personal blog at www.johnwargo.com. You can also read more about my books on my Amazon Author Page.
As a mobile developer, I became interested in Apache Cordova (Adobe PhoneGap) as a way to build cross platform mobile apps. I quickly learned what I could about the framework and started writing about it. Over the years, I've written several books on the topic: two core books and several rewrites of one of them. I eventually became a contributor to the Cordova project and contributed what I could. As a Product Manager at SAP, I was responsible for the Cordova plugins distributed in the SAP Mobile Platform. Click the section title above to view the list of my Cordova/PhoneGap books.
For several years, I worked at Research In Motion (RIM, later renamed BlackBerry) as an evangelist working with RIM's largest carrier and its customers, helping them learn how to build mobile applications for the BlackBerry platform. During this time, I recognized that while the BlackBerry development documentation was helpful, it was a tough starting point for beginning BlackBerry developers. Once I left RIM, I decided to write a book for beginning BlackBerry developers, which ended up being the first book dedicated to BlackBerry development. Click the section title above to view information about this book.
I worked as a IBM Lotus Notes/Domino developer for many years, for several employers; I even created several award winning commercial software products for Lotus Notes. Toward the end of my Notes career, I started writing articles for The View, a magazine dedicated to IBM Lotus Notes and Domino administrators and developers. By this time, I was focusing on mobile development, and in order to learn many of the different mobile development approaches, I decided to write a series of articles for The View describing how to use each. Over time, I published about 20 articles (or so) on mobile development for Domino, which were published into an anthology. Click the section title above to view information about this anthology.
I was a Soccer (what most of the world knows as Football) Referee for 22 years; working amateur, high school, and professional matches locally and across the US. During this period, I became a Referee Instructor and spent many weekends teaching new Referees how to become Soccer Referees and teaching new topics to experienced Referees. I eventually retired, and, as I walked out of my last Referee gathering, I decided to write a book for beginning Soccer Referees. This book covered everything I knew a beginning Soccer Referee needed to know to start his career. Click the section title above to view details about this book.
Over the years, I've used every opportunity to publish articles in external publications. All technical articles (so far), and something I hope to continue to do as opportunities arise. Click the section title above to view the list of articles.
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