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Chrome 37 has landed - but what exactly changed?

Aug 27, 2014 1:19 PM
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This is something of a pet peeve of mine, and something I tend to whine about from time to time, so I will more than understand if you take this opportunity to stop reading and do something more productive than to listen to me complain. Still here? Good. Yesterday Chrome 37 was released. Awesome. So what changed? Let's (try) to find out. The first thing I'd expect in any application is an easy way to get to the release notes, probably from the menu: Some App / About Some App. For Chrome, the "Chrome / About Google Chrome", takes you (translate)

Did you do this?

Aug 25, 2014 5:21 PM
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It isn't uncommon for Amazon to ship items from my wish list and leave off the name of the person who sent it to me (and if you ever sent me something and never got a thank you - that's why) - but this gift was sent to me and it wasn't even on my list. So... whoever you are... thank you! It has joined my collection. One day I'll share photos of my Star Wars collection. It hasn't quite hit Hoarders level yet, but I'm getting there. (translate)

My weekend experiment - PebbleJS

Aug 24, 2014 6:59 PM
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Apparently everyone is expecting the announcement of the iWatch in a few weeks, and wearables are going to be "The Thing" for the next few years. But I've been rocking a Pebble for a while now and I really dig it. It isn't as sexy as some of the newer smart watches, and who knows how it will compare to whatever Apple is doing, but it is affordable (reasonably affordable) and simple. If you are considering picking up a smart watch, definitely check it out. There has been an SDK for the device since it came out, allowing developers to (translate)

IndexedDB - On the move...

Aug 22, 2014 3:21 PM
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Ok, kind of a lame title, but it's Friday so I get a pass, right? I've presented (and written) on IndexedDB over the past few years, but it isn't something I've really thought with, or demoed, lately. There's been some interesting updates related to the technology though so I thought I'd share some news about IndexedDB. Now may be a great time to take a look at it again. The first, and probably biggest, piece of news is that iOS 8 will support IndexedDB. Combined with Android 4.4 support, it will soon be (relatively) safe to make use of IDB (translate)

Project Parfait moves to Creative Cloud

Aug 21, 2014 7:21 PM
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A few months ago I blogged about the awesome new tool we released, Project Parfait. Project Parfait lets you upload and inspect PSDs directly in the browser. For developers like myself this was especially nice. As powerful as Photoshop is, I don't have a lot of experience with it. I found Project Parfait to be a much easier tool. As a web developer, being able to quickly see color palettes, font faces, and sizes, was a huge benefit. The good news is that as of this morning, Project Parfait has graduated from beta tool to a full release as part (translate)

Follow up to ColdFusion Axis2 Web Service Issue

Aug 21, 2014 2:40 PM
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Last month I blogged about an odd issue with Axis2 web services. Basically, the CFC was persisting past the initial hit. Normally CFCs are recreated on every request. This didn't seem to be case with Axis2 web services. I filed a bug report for the issue and today I got a response form an engineer: This is a change in behavior in how we designed the Axis 2 web services support. In Axis 1, For every web service request we created a new CFC instance and the request was handled by this new instance. That is why the variables always (translate)

Ionic releases an easier path to Cordova / Android development

Aug 19, 2014 11:21 PM
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I promise - I'm not turning into a complete Ionic fan boy, but if you want to call me an unofficial evangelist for them (especially since I don't do that for Adobe anymore), I certainly won't mind. This weekend I was working on the book I'm writing covering Cordova, and as part of that process I worked through the complete setup for doing Cordova development with Android. Most of the time I use iOS but for the book I wanted a platform anyone could use. In fact, I specifically did my testing in Windows since I know that many people (translate)

PhoneGap/Cordova Example - Getting File Metadata (and an update to the FAQ)

Aug 18, 2014 11:21 PM
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I decided to move my PhoneGap/Cordova FileSystem FAQ from a Google Doc to my Cordova Examples repository. I figured this would make it a bit easier for folks to edit and simpler for me to commit those changes. You can find the FAQ here: PhoneGap Cordova File System FAQ In doing so I decided to quickly knock out one of the questions - how to get metadata about files. This is rather trivial, so my demo app is rather trivial, but hopefully it will help folks. The basic gist is - once you have a FileEntry object, you can then (translate)

Ionic and Cordova's DeviceReady - My Solution

Aug 17, 2014 1:21 AM
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Folks know that I've been madly in love with the Ionic framework lately, but I've run into an issue that I'm having difficulty with. I thought I'd blog about the problem and demonstrate a solution that worked for me. To be clear, I think my solution is probably wrong. It works, but it just doesn't feel right. I'm specifically sharing this blog entry as a way to start the discussion and get some feedback. On the slim chance that what I'm showing is the best solution... um... yes... I planned that. I'm brilliant. The Problem So let's begin by discussing (translate)

Eventbrite API Demos

Aug 15, 2014 1:21 PM
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A few days ago a client of mine, Rich Swier of HuB asked if I could build him two quick demos that made use of the Eventbrite API. I whipped up the two demos for him and once done, he graciously allowed me to share it on my blog. (Thank you Rich!) I will warn you that this code was written for ColdFusion 8 so it is entirely tag based. At the very end a mod was made for ColdFusion 9. Obviously it could be converted to script and perhaps improved in other ways as well, but I hope this (translate)

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