Building JavaScript Applications with Angular and Redux

Introduction The web application world has been disrupted by the plethora of JavaScript technologies which has transformed the development of web applications from being a primarily server-side effort, to primarily a client-side one. Ever since jQuery made cross-browser web applications easy for everyone to create, a steady stream of JavaScript libraries and frameworks have been…

NG-CONF 2017 Day Three Highlights

Keynote Brad Green spent some time discussing how Google as a company is fully embracing Angular as an application development framework. In fact, the goal is to have all web application development within Google to be using Angular by the end of 2017. He also explained that it makes sense for them to invest so…

NG-CONF 2017 Day Two Highlights

Day Two changes things up from the Day One and Day Three single-track format. There are breakout sessions focused on a specific topic as well as chances to sit down and ask questions of others who have expertise in Angular, including members of the Angular team themselves. It’s a good chance to listen to how…

NG-CONF 2017 Day One Highlights

I’m glad to be back again at ng-conf in Salt Lake City. I’ve used Angular since the very beginning and it continues to get better. Here are some of the highlights that stood out to me from the first day of the conference. Keynote During the keynote, there was discussion about gauging the success of…

Rust, Python, Go Among Most Valued Languages in Developer Survey

Stack Overflow has released results of its 2017 Developer Survey, and they paint an interesting picture of the languages developers love and abhor. Developers are crushing on Mozilla’s Rust, which earned top honors as the most-loved programming language among the 64,000 coders worldwide who answered the annual survey by Stack Overflow, a social network and…

Xamarin Mobile Development: Building Cross-Platform Apps for IOS, Android & Windows Devices

Xamarin Mobile Development Wintellect held a live hand’s-on webinar on Xamarin mobile development for building cross-platform apps including IOS, Android and Windows Devices. The agenda included an interactive and coding presentation from Jason Bell, including the mobile landscape and development options, the Xamarin development platform, Xamarin application architectural options and building shared application components. The event…

Microsoft Open Sources the Chakra JavaScript Engine

One of the best new features of Microsoft’s Edge browser is its fast execution of JavaScript.  This feature is build on a newly designed execution engine that Microsoft calls Chakra.  This weekend at JSConf Microsoft announced that they are releasing the Chakra Engine to Open Source on GitHub. Unlike other open source announcements, the code…

Azure DocumentDB Adds JavaScript Language Integrated Queries

Microsoft is continuing to build on it’s cloud based document database designed for web applications and today is announcing support for JavaScript Language Integrated Queries. Azure DocumentDB’s database engine is purposefully designed from the ground up to provide first class support for JSON and JavaScript. Our vision is for JavaScript developers to build applications without having…

What Javascript Framework should you be using?

What Javascript Framework should you be using? This seems to be the question everybody is asking … and everybody seems to have a different answer. I’m here at ng-conf 2015. Is AngularJS the answer? Angular has a particular opinion about how to build a Javascript application. But other popular alternatives exist. Ember.js prescribes a set of…

Dependency Injection Explained via JavaScript

When learning a new framework I often find it is useful to examine the source, use the framework, then go into a separate project and build the functionality from scratch to better understand the motivation behind the framework and what it may be saving me by using it. Angular is no exception. There are many…

JavaScript Garbage Collector Presentation

I was lucky enough to be able to give my first technical presentation at the Carolina Code Camp, and it was definitely a great experience. When thinking of a topic for this event, I felt it would be best to learn something new and to learn something that I actually wanted to learn and not something…

Video: A JavaScript Feed Reader in Under 10 Minutes Using Angular JS

An important component of the decision to use a framework should be the amount of ceremony and ritual involved. You must carefully weigh what it takes to ramp up on the technology and how common tasks are performed. It does no good to adopt a library that forces you to solve a problem with more…