Developing JavaScript Against a Remote Server

April 11, 2017 Jose Gonzalez

Fiddler allows you to load a remote website with files from your local machine. It’s a good way to do quick development when your usual setup isn’t handy. If you’re asking yourself why anyone would need to do this, it’s simply a situation that sometimes comes up. In my case, the part of the site […]

Tales of an Internet Explorer: Controller Instantiation

August 31, 2016 Kelleigh Maroney

Previously in this blog series I have discussed a few Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) quirks, including form submission and Bootstrap accordions. This time I’ll be addressing a different problem child: Internet Explorer 11 (IE11). Recently I came across an issue where my application was not instantiating one of my JavaScript controllers. I couldn’t for the […]

JSON Data Node Modules Part 2: In the Browser With Browserify

December 14, 2015 Michael Gyarmathy

This post is a follow-up to the previous post: JSON Data Node Modules Part 1: Using NPM to Store and Distribute Static Data. In my previous post, I talked about how to create JSON data node modules. This post is a tutorial explaining how to use Browserify to utilize this type of node module in front-end […]

JSON Data Node Modules Part 1: Using NPM to Store and Distribute Static Data

December 7, 2015 Michael Gyarmathy

The following post is the first of a two-part series covering JSON data node modules and how to use them in the browser with Browserify. This post covers how to create JSON data node modules and potential use cases for this type of module. NodeJS modules, along with Node Package Manager (NPM), are a great […]

React Native: Why You Should Care About Facebook’s New Open-Source Mobile Development Framework

September 4, 2015 Jonathan Williamson

Facebook recently announced a new mobile development methodology called React Native based on its popular React framework. React Native utilizes the power of ReactJS to control and manipulate native (read: iOS and Android) user interface elements and APIs using only JavaScript. The React Native codebase was open sourced in March 2015 and has been gaining […]

4 Things Web Developers Need to Know about Debugging in Visual Studio 2013

February 17, 2014 Austin Christenberry

If there’s one thing I’ve learned as a .NET web developer, it’s that pages rarely work correctly the first time they’re built. They will, reliably, have multiple problems that can require hours of debugging to fix. The debugging tools at your disposal can make a significant impact on the level of frustration you’ll experience. With […]

Java 8 Part 2 – Nashorn

December 5, 2013 Brian Davis

In part one of the Java 8 series we introduced functional interfaces, default methods, lambda expressions, and streams. Here in part two we will take a look at one of the biggest new additions: Nashorn, Oracle’s new, full 100% ECMA262-compliant JavaScript engine, implemented entirely in Java. Its core functionality provides the ability to interweave both […]

Creating a Drop-Down List Inside a Kendo UI Grid

August 12, 2013 Austin Christenberry

I can’t count how many times in my work I have to create pages that require grid functionality. Kendo UI works great for this, but there’s no built-in way to add a drop-down to the grid. Quite frankly, that’s a horrible oversight by the creators, but thankfully there’s a simple workaround. Setting up the Grid […]

Dynamics CRM Performance Tuning – Series Introduction

July 24, 2013 James Parks

Numerous Dynamics CRM projects run into problems around performance. Like many out-of-the-box systems, there are maintenance tasks that must be performed periodically to keep it humming. Many times this gets overlooked as systems undergo extreme customizations that can hinder performance. There are a few simple things you can do to greatly increase the performance of […]

Windows 8 App Development Tips & Tricks: Part Two – Scrollbar and Layout Tweaks

July 15, 2013 Jose Gonzalez

Welcome to the second installment of a three part series on improving your Windows 8 application. The series will share some simple ways to enhance functionality and the user’s experience.  If you have not yet read the introduction or part one, I recommend it since it gives a quick explanation of the sample project we’ll […]