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Oct 03 2014

HTML to Hiccup Conversion

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Recently I wrote about alternative HTML syntaxes and in-language HTML DSLs like Hiccup. Those posts were about the broad issues. This one is about a boring and practical one. Hardly any project consists entirely of fresh newly-written HTML. Most projects have snippets of HTML brought in from a (hopefully properly licensed) framework or template. For example, […]

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Oct 03 2014

Separation of Concerns != Separate Languages

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A while back I wrote about the merits (and problems) of alternative HTML syntax such as Jade, HAML, etc. Another form of alternative syntax for HTML is an “internal DSL” in a programming language. There are various examples out there, including Domo for JavaScript and Hiccup for Clojure/CLJS. Hiccup syntax (which is to say, Clojure syntax) […]

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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 04 2014

Taking CSS Seriously

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At Oasis Digital, we have spent much of our effort over the last several years creating complex “single page” web applications. There is much to say about that, but today I’m writing about one specific sliver: styling the application pages with CSS. To do good work at scale when using CSS to style an application (versus a […]

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Jul 21 2014

HTML Syntax: Threat or Menace?

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Some developers love HTML: its syntax, its angle brackets, its duplicated tag names, its scent, its silky smooth skin. If you are among them, you probably don’t won’t like this post. I appreciate the practicality of HTML: HTML is ubiquitous, so nearly every developer already knows it. Nearly every editor and IDE already syntax-highlights and auto-formats HTML. But […]

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May 03 2011

Ancient History: JBuilder Open Tools

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Some years ago, the Java IDE marketplace looked quite different than it does today. VisualAge was very popular. Borland’s JBuilder was another top contender. Since then, many of the good ideas from VisualAge ended up in Eclipse, while the JBuilder of that era was replaced by a newer, Eclipse-based JBuilder. Not everything ended up on […]

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