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About me

My name is Sagar Ganatra and I'm from Bangalore, India. I'm an UI Architect and my expertise include HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Object Oriented JavaScript, jQuery, Backbone, Require, Angular and several other JavaScript frameworks.

Apart from work, whenever I find time I indulge myself in reading books, cooking, swimming and blogging. This blog is dedicated to my views and ideas on the technologies that I work on, I also blog about my views on everything else that crosses my mind and on those light moments at sagarhg.tumblr.com



Publications:
  1. Book titled 'Kendo UI Cookbook'.
  2. Book titled 'Instant Kendo UI Mobile'.
  3. An article on - 'jQuery "Pinify" Plugin Tutorial for Building App-Like Sites'.
  4. Adobe Developer Connect article on 'RESTful Web Services in ColdFusion 10'.

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