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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RFC: Add ‘between’ and ‘in’ to modern day languages

October 1, 2012

One of the recent additions to TeaTrove I am making is adding the between and in operator. This may seem trivial, but they are quite powerful as well as generally better performing, not to mention easier to read. The SQL standard has had these operators for decades because they just make sense. I’m rather surprised […]

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Ant: Trimming Properties via Inline Javascript

February 8, 2012

I have had to trim spaces as well as perform other logic (such as parsing the sections of a x.y.z build number) on properties within Ant. Unfortunately, this is not built into Ant. The Ant-contrib library has several methods to doing this, but I had the restriction of not using a third party library. The […]

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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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Server vs Client-Side Rendering

January 5, 2012

I’ve come to a strange realization today. Several industry leaders and even some companies (http://d8p.it/17392,Leaving_JSPs_in_the_dust:_moving_LinkedIn_to_dust.js_client-side_templates_%7C_LinkedIn_Engineering.html) are moving to using Javascript and related libraries to move most code to the client for high scalability solutions. In thought, that is a great idea. However, it’s a bit of a strange paradigm. Initially, there was only a handful […]

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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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