Real-Time Applications With RethinkDB

John Hoestje Databases, JavaScript, Microservices, Node.js, Technology Snapshot 1 Comment

In the last several years, there have been new requirements and expectations placed on enterprise applications that have dramatically increased application code complexity. Users want dynamic websites that provide instant data feedback or to have multiple users work on the same document concurrently. New frameworks and ideas have also evolved along with the requirements to help cope with the new …

jQuery UI

Fun With jQuery: Create A Puzzle

Robert Rice JavaScript, Technology Snapshot Leave a Comment

jQuery is a fast, small, and feature-rich JavaScript library. It makes things like HTML document traversal and manipulation, event handling, animation, and Ajax much simpler with an easy-to-use API that works across a multitude of browsers. Learning a new technology outside of the context of paid work can be challenging after writing code for business applications all day, so I …


Using Handsontable Inside jQuery Tabbed Dialogs

John Boardman JavaScript, Technology Snapshot, Tutorial Leave a Comment

Update 12-9-2014  – See the end of the article for the PHP/Server Side code! Handsontable is a minimalistic Excel-like data grid editor for HTML, JavaScript & jQuery. I came across it while looking for a ready-made, easy-to-use, and small data editor for implementing a client requirement involving loading, editing, and saving reference data inside an SPA (single page application). Handsontable met all of my requirements and more. …


Android, iOS and Windows Mobile…Oh My: An Introduction to PhoneGap

Jinal Patel Mobile, Tutorial 2 Comments

With the growing adoption and reliance on smartphones and tablets in the competitive handheld industry, mobile applications need to be built across all major mobile operating platforms to reach the demanding customer base. These expectations leave mobile developers with the daunting task of building expertise in Android, iOS, and Windows Mobile. I will be the first to admit from first-hand …

Modularization in TypeScript

Brett Jones .NET, JavaScript, Technology Snapshot, Tutorial 6 Comments

UPDATE: Check out the new GitHub project that accompanies this post: TypeScript Modularization Demo.  In my last post, I introduced TypeScript, Microsoft’s new offering which layers static typing on top of JavaScript. Today I’d like to go further and discuss modularization and code organization. TypeScript has the ability to take advantage of a pair of JavaScript modularization standards – CommonJS …

Developers: Make Your Websites Stand Out With Six Easy Tools

Adi Rosenblum HTML5, JavaScript, Technology Snapshot Leave a Comment

Can you believe that it has been almost 20 years since the Internet was made accessible for the masses? Time sure flies when you’re having fun! While the history of the Internet can be traced as far back as the 1960s and 70s, Internet for the basic consumer really began in the late 1980s and early 90s when the first Internet …