Of course it comes with unit tests in qUnit. If its good enough for jQuery, its good enough for my toys.
As usual, also available on GitHub.
Now back to WPF till enough people ask me for 3 letters.
Be careful with your JSONP
you could be at risk for
Fellow Lab49er Domenic Denicola shows 2 ways to put a JS app on your desktop with Node.js topped off by a demo of HTML PacMan running as a desktop app. Now it’s a browser app without annoying permission requests, cross site capability, no version support worries, and some other goodies the frameworks provide.
PhoneGap looks pretty cool.
PhoneGap is a free and open source framework that allows you to create mobile apps using standardized web APIs for the platforms you care about.
This framework looks ready now and seems to support SqlLite, so I’ll definitely be trying it out for my next Android app.
Just doing a little playing around with jQuery. Planning to make something more substantial soon. You can see the page here.
Back by popular demand. A semi-regular review of lab life as seen through my computer screen and sometimes in person. A lot has happened since I last posted, here’s just a brief summary.
We heard a great talk from the Lab49 Strategy Practice. We’ve got a team that can analyze markets and business decisions, perform original research and apply analytical methods. They can describe it much better than I can too. They’re mostly MBAs, but unlike George Bush, they speak very clearly.
The Tao of Var
I think its cool that contracts may be specified in programming languages. The SEC proposal is here. Lab49ers picked apart the language choice, its operational semantics, and non-termination and exclusion thereof. I just think its cool.
Plenty of early adopters around here, so I’ve seen the IPad…. and … its …
Can You Code a Binary Search?
I can, but I might not get it perfectly right the first time and I don’t have a problem with that… On the other hand, I might, maybe its just a question of mindset and motivation. With a computer telling me I’m not perfect 100 times a day, I wouldn’t state anything with certainty. This guy says that’s no good. Here’s some reasons I might want to care.
Now Using Code Behind – Horrors
Some third party controls are being unwieldy with MVVM and forcing us to use code behind as the least worst option. Its a 1% problem, so its probably not a new holy war.
I’ve been away from the blog for a while and missed quite a bit – here’s some things you may have missed on the Lab49 Blog – I did:
Videos: Bruce Kyle of Microsoft and MVP Stuart Celarier explore the new languages features in C# 4.0
InfoGraphics are informative? click here for the answer.
Pomodoro? I wonder if the Pomodoro Technique has any applicability to programmers. If the problem is interesting or exciting enough, I’ll usually work until full exhaustion, then after swearing I’ll only work a few more minutes, work several more hours, sometimes I only stop when the router dies. Thanks, but I’ll pass Ray.
Fed, Frannie and Freddie — As told by Paddy Hirsch.
Silverlight Analytics framework released at Mix.
Humor from ZeroHedge is still popular. Unfortunately, the Goldman they’re praising is not me.
CHESS repeatedly runs a concurrent test ensuring that every run takes a different interleaving. If an interleaving results in an error, CHESS can reproduce the interleaving for improved debugging. CHESS is available for both managed and native programs.
Kalani presented Lambda Calculus. It dates from the 1930’s, but my only experience is .Net lambda expressions. I had the strange sense that I knew what he was talking about, but I still didn’t understand half. I think it’s going to start making sense when I get serious about studying .Net lambda’s which I’m still half hacking.
In the Web World…
route.js is simple JS framework for creating statefull navigation in the browser based on location.hash changes.
Marak gave me a demo and it seems like an awesome and incredibly lightweight script. Its less than 100 lines right now. You can make a single page that has lightning fast links, making it look like a whole bunch of pages. Basically, its easy DHTML. There’s a bunch more uses too, like infinite tree navigation.
Some folks went to a full day Kaazing class. Here’s the techno speak on Kaazing: “it’s a WebSocket server implementation that offers full downgraded emulation (on both client and server) for browsers that don’t support WebSockets.” I think its a really awesomely cool real-time web product.
GO – Google’s new programming language
Quite a bit of interest in GO… Google believes will combine performance with speed. GO is based on the C programming language but also incorporates elements of all dynamically linked languages like python, and even pascal/modula/oberon family of languages.
There is an hour long tech talk available.
“If you really want a solid brain f*ck, I recommend Haskell.”
“I’d go outside, but they don’t have slashdot outside”
I was never a big slashdot fan, but I got sucked in and its now on my home page news feeds.
But Wait, There’s More…
Visual Studio, Now in Linux?!
Online IDE – wow
An IDE in your browser designed for the cloud.
We have a PowerShell evangelist, who also happens to be a MS MVP in PowerShell. I personally have seen him evangelizing PowerShell all over the office. (Maybe I’ll use it for my video project) He makes a good point on his blog about thanking the people of Lab49. I personally am inspired to do more just being @Lab.