Archive for the tag 'javascript'

Dec 01 2014

More CSS in JavaScript, this time with React

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In September I mentioned a talk at Strange Loop 2014 where the speaker described a technique for writing CSS in the form of JavaScript which then executes to produce the actual CSS. This avoids a server-side build process, it knows more about the browser while operating, it avoids a HTTP round-trip, and has various other […]

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Oct 07 2014

FlightJS, an event-centric JavaScript library/framework

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Are events your favorite part of AngularJS? Look at FlightJS instead. Angular’s Event System At Oasis Digital, we use AngularJS for most of our client-side “SPA” web development. AngularJS is well suited for data and form centric enterprise web applications we most often work on; I’ll write more about why we chose AngularJS another time. […]

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Sep 22 2014

Dynamic CSS Manipulation with JavaScript

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Last week I attended the Manning’s Powered By JavaScript one-day conference, the day before Strange Loop. Here are some thoughts on the “Powered By” conference as a whole and on one talk: “Dump Less and SASS: Dynamic CSS Manipulation with JavaScript” Speaker: Michael Mikowski I wrote recently about CSS, so this talk caught my attention […]

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Sep 07 2014

Data Services for AngularJS Applications

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I wrote recently about data/API services for complex “single page” JavaScript-heavy web applications. Everything there applies to AngularJS as well as other frameworks (Ember, Knockout, React, etc.), but there are some particulars to keep in mind for ease of interaction between an AngularJS web application and a data service. This topic is also asked about in […]

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Oct 13 2013

AngularJS Training

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Over at work, we’re re-launching a line of business from some years ago: training. Specifically, an Angular “Boot Camp” course to help developers become productive in some powerful but daunting tool. Why? Because we think AngularJS (and its competitors like Ember) are an important step forward in how complex “single-page” web applications are constructed. The […]

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Oct 02 2012

Our Interns Built a Mobile Web App, Here is Their Story

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This summer, we hired three interns to build a mobile web application and learn a bunch in the process. Here is their story, in video form: If you don’t have Flash installed (and thus don’t see the video above), you can try this direct link to the video. It plays well on most platforms (including […]

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