Monthly Archives: July 2012

WinJS Event Aggregators And Observable/Evented Objects

In a previous post, I showed a very brief intro to using an application level event aggregator in WinJS. At the end of that post, I hinted at an option I was looking in to for creating localized event aggregators … Continue reading 

Posted in Classy Inheritance, Design Patterns, Javascript, WinJS | 5 Comments

A Quick Note On Pub-Sub / Event Aggregators In WinJS/WinRT

By now you know that I’m a fan of pub-sub / event aggregators, whether it’s .NET / Winforms or Backbone or whatever. For the last 3 weeks working on this WinJS / WinRT app with the Microsoft P&P group, I’ve … Continue reading 

Posted in Design Patterns, Javascript, WinJS | 4 Comments

Partially Applied Functions In JavaScript

I’m finding myself doing more and more functional programming with JavaScript lately – especially in recent days with this WinJS project I’m working on, and the heavy use of promises that it encourages. This feels a little odd to me, … Continue reading 

Posted in Async, ECMAScript, Functional, Javascript, Underscore, WinJS | 8 Comments

Want To Build Win8/WinJS Apps? You Need To Understand Promises.

If you’re not following me on Twitter, you may not know about my current project work. I’m working with Christopher Bennage and the Microsoft Patterns & Practices group to build a Windows 8, WinJS, Metro-style app with HTML, CSS and … Continue reading 

Posted in Async, CommonJS, Javascript, WinJS | 4 Comments

I’m Wring A Book On Building Backbone Plugins

A few weeks ago I published a screencast on building Backbone pluginsĀ (paid). In this screencast, I walk and talk through the steps that I take to build, test, package and deploy some of the plugins and projects that I build … Continue reading 

Posted in Backbone, Books, Jasmine, WatchMeCode | 8 Comments