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The Behavior of Technical Debt

Posted on Tue, Apr 15, 2014 @ 12:08 PM

In this article we introduce an eight state system of technical debt, and analyze its behavior. According to an article by Frank Buschman, the term ”Technical Debt” was coined by Ward Cunningham and is defined as:

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Tags: agile development, scrum, coding

Wrapping Functions to Add Aspects in JavaScript

Posted on Thu, May 03, 2012 @ 06:00 AM

I had been recently working through the training videos and associated labs to get my TCAD certification (which I completed thanks to some free takes associated with the Titanium 2.0 release) and found that one of the little things I had done in my local data lab was pretty nice, and I thought worth sharing. Most languages have ways of being able to execute common code or setting things up--with Java you’ve got Aspects or Injection--but the problem is that you’ve got to add additional technologies to your stack to make things really work. One of the nice things about JavaScript is that the language is so flexible and amazingly robust right out of the box—one of these features is the ability to wrap functions.

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Tags: JavaScript, coding, JavaScript programming, Wrapping Functions, Aspects in JavaScript

Roll Your Own Autocomplete Table with JQuery and DataTables

Posted on Thu, Dec 01, 2011 @ 06:00 AM

Recently, I had the pleasure of being able to work with implementing a piece of our UI in a new and fundamentally different way than in previous approaches, and I thought it would be an interesting and informative lesson to share, especially for folks looking to do the same. As I continue here on this blog with a summary, please note that the full content/example with more detailed information can be found here on my personal blog.

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Tags: software development, DataTables, JavaScript, JQuery, coding

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