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06/28/13

Why I Chose AngularJS

I chose AngularJS because it seemed closer to what I know. More like Backbone. Data-binding is touted as Angular’s killer feature over Backbone, but there’s a lot more to Angular. I also chose Angular because everybody else here in the shop was learning Ember. What is wrong with me? Views...

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06/26/13

Client-Side IDs with Ember Data

Why Client-Generated IDs? In most client-side frameworks (e.g. Backbone, Angular, Ember) models created in the web browser get temporary IDs (client IDs) and get their permanent ID from the server after a successful save. For client-heavy applications, generating IDs on the client can simplify interaction with the server. Consider the...

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06/24/13

How Big is a Story?

In conversations about Kanban, @dougalcorn mentioned Jeff Patton’s excellent article Kanban Over Simplified. What was specifically interesting about this article to me was The mystery of the shrinking story. You might be surprised that the term “story”, as described by Kent Beck in the first edition of Extreme Programming Explained,...

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06/19/13

New York Tech Meetup

TL;DR: We took a trip to NYC to participate in the NYTM audience and see how things work. We want to bring something similar to Cincinnati, so checking out the original group was a great introduction. If it’s the first time you’ve heard of it, go check out some old...

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06/19/13

An AutoSave Pattern for Ember and Ember Data

Requiring users to click a submit or save button in a web application is great for developers but can be a burden on users in some situations. Sometimes it is nice to automatically save the user’s data as they fill out forms. Automatically saving models in Ember can be a...

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06/18/13

Living the Dream with JRuby

I got into Ruby through JRuby. I was doing Java for about 10 years before I started doing Ruby. What got me interested, like so many others, was Rails. I was blown away by Ruby and Rails, but the surrounding ecosystem (native libraries that needed to be compiled on each...

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