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Integrating Node.js with a C# dll

Recently I had to integrate a Node.js based server application with a C# DLL. Our software (a web-app) offers the possibility to execute payments over a POS terminal. This latter one is controllable through a dedicated DLL which exposes interfaces like ExecutePayment(operation, amount) and so on. As I mentioned, there is the Node.js server that somehow exposes the functionality of ...

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Things I learnt creating a jQuery Plugin (Part I)

jQuery is one of the most used JavaScript libraries, if not the most used one, which allows to make great things with the big set of little tools it offers to the web developers: HTML/DOM manipulation, CSS manipulation, HTML event methods, effects and animations, AJAX, utilities, … One of the key aspects of jQuery is the possibility to extend it ...

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ClojureScript Routing and Templating with Secretary and Enfocus

A good while ago I was looking for good ways to do client-side routing and templating in ClojureScript. I investigated using a bunch of JavaScript frameworks from ClojureScript, of which Angular probably gave the most promising results but still felt a bit dirty and heavy. I even implemented my own routing/templating mechanism based on Pedestal and goog.History, but something felt ...

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Communicating between views in Backbone

The backbone application that I am currently working on has a document section and a sidebar section.           To represent the above structure in Backbone, I came up with following views. ApplicationView – the container for the sub views. DocumentView – represents a current document being edited/displayed. SidebarView – shows relevant information for the document that ...

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Twitter Bootstrap Navbar as AngularJS Component

You all know Twitter Bootstrap, don’t you? It’s the awesome library to make your web application looks pretty good without spending many hours on CSS. We are using Bootstrap based design in our current project that also uses AngularJS and as we are planning to have many new pages, we decided that’s the earlier we introduce some components to our ...

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How to customize WordPress mail sending method

Last week, I suddenly stopped receiving email notifications on this blog hosted on openshift. I came to know after some reading that commonly used cloud hosts such as openshift, aws, etc. are usually blacklisted by most email servers, hence its not a good idea to use them to send mails. In any case, why should I depend on my hosting ...

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Basics of all Basics – Relocate your Apache DocRoot

Sometimes, the exciting part in configuring a virtual software server (web or application) is the activity to understand how it works and how can you manipulate it the way you want. For this post, I would like to give a basic how to on relocating (or pointing) your apache to scan a specific directory as its DocRoot directory. :) The ...

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Pass JavaScript function via JSON. Pitfall and solution.

JSON is a lightweight data-interchange format. It is well readable and writable for humans and it is easy for machines to parse and generate. The most of JavaScript libraries, frameworks, plugins and whatever are configurable by options in JSON format. Sometimes you have to parse a JSON string (text) to get a real JavaScript object. For instance, sometimes you have ...

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Canvas Animation using interpolation

While drawing things on the canvas and scooting around them is nice, it gets old very fast. Instantaneously, if you’re an end user (unless you’re on a page for looking at things, in which case, no foul). On the other hand, there are far more efficient ways of rendering porn and/or amusing pictures of cats, so I’m going to go ...

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Horizontal reuse in JavaScript and C#

In his article Horizontal Reuse: An Alternative to Inheritance Toby Inkster compares how to implement multiple inheritance or mixins in Java, Perl, PHP and Ruby. It’s a very interesting comparison of programming languages features and well worth the read. Toby writes: In class-based object-oriented programming, when there are classes that appear to share some functionality, this is often a time ...

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