JavaScript as the Future? My Personal Opinions

March 4, 2013

I have long had mixed feelings on the future of JavaScript. Many people believe it is the future. Others believe it is the new VM of development (similar to Java). Others believe it as the sole language across server and client-side development (one language to rule them all). So, where do I stand? I stand […]

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Budget Analyzer Application: Client Side via jQuery Mobile

January 24, 2013

As mentioned in my previous post, this article series is around my Budget Analyzer application that I built using Grails and jQuery Mobile frameworks. I hope to present this as a more real world example of using Grails along with using jQuery Mobile for the client side responsible design that can scale to any sized […]

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CSS3 Photo Gallery Example

January 7, 2012

I was looking into the new CSS3 transformations and 3D capabilities for a photo gallery I was creating for my blog and created the following effect that acts like a spinner allowing you to spin through the images as if they were on a turnstile. The best part is that all the animations and perspectives […]

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jQuery Mobile, Grails, GAE, Oh My!

June 19, 2011

I recently decided to sit down and play with jQuery Mobile and absolutely fell in love with it. I’ve been designing web applications for years, but the pure simplicity in jQuery Mobile is absolutely amazing. The one part I’ve never been good at is graphics with respect to web design. jQuery Mobile removes that requirement […]

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RFC: Cross Request Websockets

March 13, 2011

One of the biggest problems I see with the web today is the ability to stream data. In the early years it was all done by polling which results in slower data retrieval and constant up and down connections which are expensive. Then, flash and java-based applets came to the scene and provided raw TCP/IP […]

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Flot: jQuery Charting Engine

February 23, 2009

For those who know me, I tend to dislike plugins such as flash as it requires user installation and often times does not work well or at all on handheld devices.  Anyways, one of the spots that flash has worked well is real nice interactive graphs.  The only other suitable solution was using server-side generated […]

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Web 3.0: Why Flash is not Needed

February 6, 2009
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As an avid supporter of next generation web technologies and envisioning a web free from plugins and browser dependence, I believe strongly that Flash will not be needed as we move into a Web 3.0 world.  The upcoming features being discussed, implemented, and standardized all help to simplify developer responsibilities that were typically done using […]

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