David Pollak

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The number of students with identified learning differences (LDs) of all kinds is increasing in higher education. This qualitative study explored the experiences of 27 current and previous students with a range of specific LDs by means of semi-structured interviews, using a thematic approach. The findings revealed that participants shared many life(More)
The article discusses how to build a multiuser, realtime chat application in Lift and discuss Scala's language features that make Lift possible. The application provides a single chat server that takes chat messages and redistributes the messages out to all listeners. Lift's Comet implementation uses a single HTTP connection to poll for changes to an(More)
Lift is a Web framework in the vein of Seaside and WebObjects. Lift is built on Scala, a functional/OO hybrid lanugage that runs on the Java Virtual Machine. In contrast to frameworks oriented around the model-view-controller (MVC) pattern, Lift abstracts the HTTP request~response cycle rather than wrapping HTTP concepts in APIs. Lift makes use of Scala's(More)
Cesium bis(perfluoro-triphenylborane)amide, Cs[H2NB2(C6F5)6] (1), has been prepared by the reaction of sodium salt and CsF in dichloromethane and water. The compound is exceptional for a [H2NB2(C6F5)6](-) salt in that it contains a monatomic solute-free cation. Determination of the molecular structure revealed a novel C2 symmetrical conformation of the(More)
The literature synthesis of 9-oxabispidine [OC6H10(NH)2, C] has been revisited and optimized, which includes determination of the crystal structures of C, the secondary component trans-(PhSO2)NC4H6O(CH2I)2 (trans-III), and the unexpected solute intermediate OC6H10(NSO2Ph)2·(1)/2py (V·(1)/2py). The reaction of (1,5-hexadiene)platinum dichloride with C yields(More)
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