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Writing a very simple JS editor

There are nice web editors out there which are ready to be used: you just download them and plug them in your page. I have used myself both CodeMirror and ACE in the past. For example I wrote a plugin for CodeMirror to support PlantUML. However there is an issue with these editors: they are difficult to extend and difficult ...

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Handlebars – A More Dynamic Way

Handlebars.js is a popular templating engine extension to the Mustache template language. While this post is not intended as an introduction to Handlebars, make sure to visit the Handlebars’ website here for that introduction. In this post, we’ll take a more philosophical role. We will explore how Handlebars is a dynamic template creation tool and what benefits logic-less templates afford us. ...

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An Introduction To Underscore.js

Recently I starting working in the Backbone.js framework which has dependency on the Underscore.js framework. Underscore is a JavaScript utility library with many useful functions to handle common programming use cases. I decided it would be a good idea to spend some time discovering what all the framework has to offer those within and outside of Backbone. In this blog, ...

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Angular.js Todo App Example

These days, Todo Apps are considered much like the former “Hello World!”, which means that a considerable part of the programming community uses Todo apps as a mean to get started with using a particular technology, especially in front end. This is one of the reasons why the number of Todo apps available on the internet by now is reaching very ...

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Sanitize: Good for Beer, Good for Data

Did someone say beer?! When I’m not working, there’s a real good chance I’m thinking about beer. I know you’re saying to yourself, “Duh, me too.” Well I’m not just thinking about what I’ve got in the fridge or what’s on tap down the road (though I am interested in that too), I am also thinking about brewing my own, ...

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Why Use Angular.js

You don’t have to have been in the programming world to have heard before about AngularJS. While it’s a relatively new technology, there are already multiple documents, books and articles exploring its features and ways of usage, its benefits and disadvantages, and more importantly it is currently being widely used to develop a wide variety of web applications and more. ...

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Angular.js Architecture Tutorial

Angular is one of the most used frameworks in web developing and more, and this is for a good reason. If you already know its benefits then I’m sure that the next step for you would be to get ready to use it in your projects as soon as possible. One of the most important step in learning how to ...

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Top 5 Performance Metrics for Node.js Applications

Interested in monitoring your Node.js application performance? Try AppDynamics for Free. The last couple articles presented an introduction to Application Performance Management (APM) and identified the challenges in effectively implementing an APM strategy. This article builds on these topics by reviewing five of the top performance metrics to capture to assess the health of your enterprise Node.js application. Specifically this ...

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Immutable Objects in JavaScript

There are very good reasons to use immutable objects in certain languages. In JavaScript, however, I’m still kind of…. meh. In this blog post, I plan to discuss my reasonings with the hope that I might spark discussion on the use of Immutable Objects in JavaScript. What Are Immutable Objects? The definition of mutable is “liable or subject to change ...

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