JavaScript 201

So you've learned the basics of JavaScript (and programming in general) – variables, if/else statements, loops, and you even know how to use functions.

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Writing a Mura Plugin With FW/1

You can literally write a Mura plugin using any flavor of ColdFusion you want (Model-Glue, spaghetti code, whatever).

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ColdSpring and DI/1 Comparison

DI/1 is gaining in popularity, ColdSpring 2 has been quasi-available for a while now too. But do newbies know what they are and when/why to use them? Let's do an intro to the concept of "dependency injection" and see how both ColdSpring and DI/1 handle this facet of development.  

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An Intro to Bootstrap 3

Bootstrap is a new CSS / JavaScript framework that (among other things) solves many common UI problems in web development.

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Font Awesome - Never Build Icons Again

Tired of having to make "delete", "edit", "new", "save", "confirm", and "purchase" icons for your clients? In 3 different sizes (desktop, tablet, mobile)? And new versions for each color scheme you use? Enter Font Awesome!  Font Awesom...

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HTML5 201

By now we're all familiar with the basics of HTML5 -- new tags for sections of a web page, new form elements, and so on.

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Dependency Injection, why is it awesome and why should I care?

Dependency Injection is a very common pattern used in modern web development.

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Crash Course in Ionic + AngularJS

Ionic is a great tool for building hybrid mobile apps and AngularJS is a great JavaScript framework that plays very nicely with Ionic.

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Modularity Shoot-Out: CFInclude vs CFModule vs Custom Tags vs CFFunction

Object Oriented Programming with CFComponents is definitely the direction most development is headed.  But before jumping into OO territory, there is still a lot of modularity and code re-use that can be done with just a few tags - CFInclude, CFModule, Custom Tags and CFFunction.

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Taking a Look at Pipedream's GitHub Integration

It's been a little while since I've blogged about Pipedream.

From: Raymond Camden

Transactive Memory Systems Theory And Engineering Team Mentality

Ben Nadel considers Transactive Memory Systems Theory in the context of engineering teams. And, how embracing the idea can make teams more effective....

From: Ben Nadel

Replacing RxJS With A State Machine In JavaScript

Ben Nadel moves from RxJS streams to a state machine model. This makes the code easier (for him) to understand and maintain....

From: Ben Nadel

Working Code Podcast - Episode 146: Resiliency Is Hard

Ben Nadel and the crew talk about creating resiliency in a complex system that can fail for a variety of reasons....

From: Ben Nadel

Guess the (Marvel) Decade

Many years ago, I first wrote up my experience working with the Marvel API.

From: Raymond Camden

Working Code Podcast - Episode 145: Shiny New Things

Ben Nadel and the crew talk about new technologies like Bun, Svelte, and Skeleton....

From: Ben Nadel

Which Whitespace Characters Does trim() Remove In ColdFusion

Ben Nadel looks which whitespace characters are removed by the trim() function in ColdFusion....

From: Ben Nadel

The Number One Spring Boot Starter You Should Include in Every Project

In this article, we will focus on the most important Spring Boot starter that you should include in all of your projects.

From: Dan Vega