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Dec 13 2014

Record Development Meetings with Hangouts On Air

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At Oasis Digital, our project teams coordinate in numerous ways, sometimes by meeting “live”. At these meetings we discuss, we plan, we model, we code, we review. For teams/projects where everyone is physically present at headquarters, this is readily done by plugging in to a large TV re-purposed as a computer monitor. (Proposed bumper sticker: […]

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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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Nov 25 2014

Rubber Duck Debugging ++

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You may have heard of “rubber duck debugging“. Here is my superior debugging partner.

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Nov 21 2014

Task Based User Interfaces

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Here at Oasis Digital, the bulk of our work is on complex business data systems. These projects sometimes involve a so-called task-based user interface. Briefly, this is an interface where the operations available to the user are presented in terms of the problem domain, rather than in terms of editing data. Other names for this […]

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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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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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