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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

Book Review: Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja

Posted on Thu, Feb 16, 2012 @ 06:00 AM

Recently, I finished reading full-length chapter previews of a new book that is being written for Manning Publications (MEAP-Manning Early Access Program) by John Resig and Bear Bibeault entitled Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja. As part of the MEAP, this book is not yet complete, but has been in progress for almost four years and is expected to be finished later this year.

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Tags: JQuery, JavaScript, JavaScript programming, Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja, Manning Early Access Program, Titanium

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, JQuery, JavaScript, coding, DataTables


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