So where did October go? Amazon kindly delivered a bunch of great books. So far I'm part way through C# in Depth and jQuery in Action, both Manning books and good reading. As a developer it can be difficult to find books pitched at the right level and at least with these two books Manning got pretty close to the sweet spot.
Fortunately the biggest impact on my tech time apart from family is the three months work I've begun for a local SaaS outfit, TenderLink.com (which is involved in tendering, not online dating). The work I'm doing is confidential but I wanted to talk about the tools I'm using for prototyping: Aptana Studio, Jaxer, and jQuery.
So who isn't using jQuery, hell even Microsoft is getting in on the fun. If you're using jQuery you may have heard of Aptana. From their website:
Aptana is about cutting-edge infrastructure for modern, Ajax-based web applications. We already have the leading Ajax IDE in the market (roughly 2 million downloads).