This week's "Getting Started with PhoneGap" Refcard was authored by Adobe developer evangelist and DZone MVB Raymond Camden. We spoke to Ray a little bit about his background and the PhoneGap Refcard.
Previously, the author gave an example of a super simple search results widget that utilized JSONP and AngularJS. Since then, he's polished his Angular skills enough to throw together this instant search widget in under an hour. Angular truly is an amazing UI tool.
The question is: Should we use the third-party ActiveRecord Query Enhancers, such as SearchLogic, Squeel or MetaSearch?
Laravel 4 features a number of upgrades from previous versions, as well as new changes you may not have known about. Useful features involve Composer and autoloading, overriding default fields, easily created RESTful and resource controllers and passing variables by view.
A PHP template engine is a way of outputting PHP in your HTML without using PHP syntax or PHP tags. PHP templates have their place, but as with anything, you have to use them on the right projects. They may just add another language you need to learn with little benefit, or they may be perfect for your project.
Pandoc is the Swiss Army knife for document formats. It's absolutely fabulous, powerful and not too complicated, as long as you don't need to do anything too complicated. It will guess input and output formats from file extensions, convert between various text markups and HTML, and also PDF and Office document formats.
So, you’ve got an AngularJS UI built out, but you’ll need a fleshed-out back-end before being able to really take it for a test drive, right? Actually, with the magic of Angular and its mocked $httpBackend, we don’t need no stinking back-end!
The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon has made it necessary for businesses to cater to all types of mobile operating systems, devices and web browsers. The good news is that Android, iOS, Windows Phone and others can all be supported with HTML5 application development tools.
EmberWatch is an incredibly helpful HTML5 resource if you are trying to learn Ember.js. There are a ton of resources popping up almost daily, and it can be hard to keep up. That’s exactly what EmberWatch aims to help with.
Normally, if you wanted to programmatically create PDFs, you would have to use a server side client, but now there's an HTML5 client-side solution called jsPDF.
When I entered the field of programming, I was amazed at how quickly I was able to rise. I was amazed at how my friends prospered as well. But is this gravy-train eventually going to end for all of us?
Hadoop 2.1 Beta, Bootstrap 3.0, and lots of other good news! Some bad news too, Groklaw is shutting down. But don't forget to look at the setups of 373 tech workers aggregated in charts.
Earlier this week WebKit incorporated the srcset attribute, which it hopes will fix the retina/HD part of the equation. It's hard not to feel disappointed.
I've got an application (OK, scratty PHP script) that glues together some API things and shows them onto a dashboard for me. I used Composer to bring the new library in. It was very simple, so I thought I'd share it since it's quite a minimal example, and those are my favorite kind.
After spending about six monthss on this new project using BackboneJS, and spending some time learning AngularJS and EmberJS, my realization at this point is: Use client-side MVCs very Selectively.
AngularJS has a very steep learning curve, but yields a superb productivity boost once you’ve learned it. AngularJS works by extending HTML to produce declarative UI code and eliminating the need for a lot of boilerplate code.
I did an experiment today and wrote a code snippet that would ultimately fail with an OutOfMemory (OOM) error. There are 2 variations in what I did.
I'm working on a quick proof of concept (for a killer idea, honest, I swear) that needs to rely on a subdomain name to determine how the application responds. I did a quick dump (JSON.stringify(req.headers)) to see what this looked like: