9/26/2014

Building an Angular List: Using ng-repeat

There are many things about Angular that make it an excellent framework to use, and one of my favorites is the way it's data binding simplifies the implementation of UI elements. One of the most useful elements, in my opinion, is the ng-repeat. Ng-repeat makes creating lists so simple that you will want to use them all the time.

9/03/2014

The jQuery Radio: Custom Triggers For a Pub/Sub Model

I like jQuery. It's the first library I used that gave me the "JavaScript is Awesome" tingle. Putting aside the many arguments for and against, jQuery is still used all around the web. When building from scratch we may choose more modern frameworks. However, building from scratch is a fine luxury and the exception to the norm. Many JavaScript programmers, if not most, spend their time improving existing sites and adding additional functionality. The result is that many of us still use jQuery on a daily basis. jQuery is also a great library for JavaScript beginners to get started with. So this post will visit one of jQuery's neatest features, "trigger".

6/04/2014

Angular and Jasmine: Injecting into the test environment

I have set my sights on improving my Angular proficiency, however I am not ready to give up on all my other tools. I have a strong preference for Jasmine, and the recent release of 2.0 further cemented that comfort zone. Jasmine 2.0 made major improvements by removing window dependency and improving async support. Using Jasmine and Jasmine-Node together allows me to write tests in the same language for both server and client. I prefer to standardize as much as possible on a project, and having one language for tests on both application tiers is valuable to me in time and effort saved.

2/10/2014

Enyo Observables: Making kinds self-sufficient

These are exciting times in the Enyo world; Enyo is soon to release version 2.4. This is an extremely important release that brings MV* features and a host of language improvements. I am going to discuss a feature new to Enyo called "Observables", and the power it has when combined with Enyo's inheritance model.

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