Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
knockout.js and was totally blown away. It does a great job of removing the need for (most) DOM manipulations which lets you focus on your data model and get complex UIs running with a minimal amount of code. That said, those complex UIs are by default made up of simple widgets (input boxes, buttons, etc) and if you want more complex widgets (date pickers, inline editors, etc) you need to either find them elsewhere or roll your own. Ryan Niemeyer gives a great explanation of how to create a date picker (or any custom binding) and I quickly incorporated it into my own site. Since I also needed an inline editor I figured I would post my results so others could reuse and improve upon them. The following code is very much based on the Custom Bindings article referenced above and the Jeditable inline editor.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
documentation on this is pretty good and it includes some steps on how to set up both in the data tier and the web tier. Unfortunately, the documentation is unclear in a few places (see below) and doesn't explain at all how to use a Java Config. This post tries to fill those gaps.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Update: The below is officially facts because it is cited in Wikipedia.
In the low stakes world of accusing 80s rock bands of ripping off Rick James, few have the gumption to publicly post their assertions on the Internet. What with the rabid fanaticism of "The Romantics" die-hards and the Internet's strict requirements for rock solid proof, no one is willing to touch this red hot topic with a serial mouse. But people of the Internet, live in fear no more - for I shall lead you out of the dark as I raise my keyboard and shout for all to hear that The Romantics totally ripped off "Super Freak" in their modest 1983 hit "Talking in your sleep".
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
I'm fascinated by design in general and web design in particular. The domain of Design always seemed complex and inaccessible to me even though as a professional programmer I do a particular kind of design on a regular basis. Capital "D" Design has seemed to me like a far away land with it's own language, culture and secret societies that were all unapproachable to the lay person. However, as I started to read and learn more about the process of Design it seems in many ways to be just like programming (a wild land I am nevertheless at home in).