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Kay Cichini03/15/13
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Example Code for a Customized RSS-Feed

A short code snippet for the customized RSS-Feed on this Google-Blogger site. I simply added the below code to a gadget to yield a tailored RSS-Feed in the sidebar. Most of the code was grabbed from the Google Code Playground.

Swizec Teller03/15/13
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Bring Ruby VCR to Javascript testing with Capybara and puffing-billy

Let’s say you are writing an application in Ruby. You are probably talking to every API under the sun and are happily writing tests to make sure your code isn’t failing.

Hirvesh Munogee03/14/13
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Countable.js - A JavaScript Library For Live Paragraph, Word & Character Counting

Countable. js is a small JavaScript library which allows you to present the number of paragraphs, words and characters from a text area to any HTML element of your choice.

Gary Sieling03/14/13
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Inspired by a client project with thousands of lines of poorly structured, badly written ExtJS code, I wrote a grep implementation to recursively search the contents of Javascript variables, available on github.

Raymond Camden03/14/13
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Free ColdFusion 10 and jQuery Mobile Tutorial

Thanks to reader Mikel Shilling for pointing this out to me. The most excellent (as Bill would say) folks at FigLeaf have released a free ColdFusion 10 and jQuery Mobile tutorial.

Simon Gladman03/14/13
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ActionScript Workers Now Work Under Chrome/PPAPI

Today I am over the moon to say that ActionScript Workers now properly work under Chrome. You may need to force an update; at the time of writing, I'm on 25.0.1364.172 under Mac OS 10.8.2.

Hirvesh Munogee03/13/13
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SPOILER ALERT! - A jQuery Plugin Which Uses Blurs For Hiding Spoilers

SPOILER ALERT! is a jQuery plugin which uses blurs to hide spoilers from readers online. However, SPOILER ALERT! adds some more bells and whistles to the concept by enabling you to specify maximum blurs and partial blurs.

Tomasz Nurkiewicz03/13/13
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Promises and Deferred objects in jQuery and AngularJS

Futures (more commonly named promises in JS land) are ubiquitous in JavaScript to the point where we almost don't recognize them any more. In this article I will explain how promises can improve readability and modularize your code.

Hirvesh Munogee03/13/13
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lunr.js - A JavaScript Library For Simple Full-Text Search In Your Browser

lunr.js is a JavaScript library which implements a full-text search in your browser in a simple and easy way. lunr.js is designed to be small and fast, without you needing a server-side engine to implement the search engine.

Dmitry Sheiko03/13/13
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JavaScript Asynchronous Dependency Loader

Non-blocking Javascript is getting nowadays something of "must have". However when dependencies loaded asynchronously we need to resolve them. Most common approach here is AMD. But that requires you to convert your dependencies into AMD-compatible modules. Can we do without? Sure! Here is the tiny, but yet sufficient solution

Andrew Trice03/13/13
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Performance & UX Considerations For Successful PhoneGap Apps

I’ve already posted about workflow and app store approval processes, and in this post the primary focus is runtime performance.

jb j03/12/13
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Ultimate List of WordPress resources

WordPress is my favorite tool for building blogs and websites. In this article, I have compiled the most useful resources for WordPress developers I came across in the past 3 years.

Reza Rahman03/12/13
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An Overview of JSF 2.2

In a brief article, Arjan Tijms does a great job of overviewing the big ticket items included in JSF 2.2. He talks about view actions, the Faces flow, HTML 5/pass-through attributes, the file upload component, CDI alignment and more.

Brian Rinaldi03/12/13
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Best of JavaScript, HTML & CSS - Week of March 4, 2013

This past week featured a lot of interesting new projects and libraries including RaptorJS, review, resemble and pixi. Of course, there were also plenty of excellent tutorials as well as a new version of Brackets and a new edition of Appliness.

Raymond Camden03/12/13
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LocalStorage Monitor Updated

If you follow this blog pretty regularly, then you know I'm a big fan of the LocalStorage API. Today Adam Tuttle pushed up a mod to the code to add memory usage reports to the display.

Eric Gregory03/12/13
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Dev of the Week: Konrad Garus

This week we talk to Konrad Garus about his open source ClojureScript projects, top blogs on code and parenting, and Led Zeppelin.

jb j03/11/13
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10 super useful PHP snippets you probably haven’t seen

When working with PHP, it is very useful to have a “toolbox” of handy functions and code snippets that can save lots of time when needed. Today, I’m going to show you 10 super useful code snippets that you probably never heard of.

Paul Underwood03/11/13
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Create An Interactive Metro Style Grid Dashboard

Since Windows 8 released it's first pictures of the new design, people have been going crazy of the metro style. People love it, it's modern, it's clean, it's simple and makes it really easy to use on mobile devices, especially on tablet devices.

Paul Hammant03/11/13
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Legacy App Rejuvenation

I led a group of ThoughtWorkers at a trading division of a US bank for nine months in 2005. We were called into to help improve test coverage, but the mission quickly called for more than just that.

G. Andrew Duthie03/11/13
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App Shout-Out: Metro Social, Track My Mileage, and Track My Rx

I've got some great apps to share from local devs here in Mid-Atlantic:

jb j03/10/13
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10 useful typography tips to improve your website readability

Typography is often neglected on websites. This is a shame, because by improving your typography, you’ll improve both your website design and readability. In this article, I have compiled 10 extremely useful typography tips that will help you to make your website looks better.

Raymond Camden03/10/13
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Testing PhoneGap, Parse, and Push? Read This

Back in October of last year I wrote a guide to integrating PhoneGap, Parse, and push notifications. Recently a reader noticed that my guide no longer worked and asked me to dig into it. I did today and have found the root of the issue.

jb j03/09/13
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10+ useful tools to simplify CSS3 development

CSS3 is indeed a great improvement to the CSS specification. It allow web developers to add stylish effects to their websites, without any headaches. That said, several tools can definitely be life savers when building websites using CSS3. In this article, I have compiled the 10+ most useful tools for all your CSS3 coding.

Andrew Trice03/09/13
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Video: Intro To PhoneGap from MobileDev@TU

Thanks to everyone who came out the the MobileDev@TU meetup last night at Towson University. I’ve posted the video online for those that want to review it, or weren’t able to attend. You can check it out below.

Swizec Teller03/08/13
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Sexy animated spirographs in 35 sloc of d3.js

Last night I was making an animation example for the d3.js book I’m writing and ended up with the idea of progressively drawing out cool looking parametric equations. Little did I know, those are actually spirographs!