Category Archives: Telerik

Playing With Laravel 4 (the PHP MVC framework) And Telerik UI

It’s been a rough week, honestly. I’ve had to rebuild my development environment on my Mac twice because of compatibility issues with Homebrew an XCode versions, I blew up my PHP install twice, set up Vagrant with a VM to do things … Continue reading 

Also posted in Kendo, Laravel, Model-View-Controller, PHP | 8 Comments

Keen.io vs Telerik Analytics (Eqatec): You Should Be Using Both

My previous post on using Keen.io + Kendo UI to create an epic dashboard brought up a question of why I’m using Keen.io instead of Telerik’s Analytics service (AKA “Eqatec”). While the two services are both in the analytics field, … Continue reading 

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An Epic Report/Dashboard With Keen.io And Kendo UI DataViz

A while back, I wrote a post on the idea of a minimum viable report – basically, just using simple NodeJS files that I run from the command line and console.log stuff out so that I can see the information … Continue reading 

Also posted in AJAX, Analytics, Javascript, JQuery, JSON, KendoUI, Metrics, MongoDB, Productivity, Reporting, Tools and Vendors | 2 Comments

How I Met My Dream Job, Left It, And Why I’m Returning To Build Products And Services

Something I heard recently seems appropriate right about now: “What’s the worst time to look for a job? When you need one.”    – (one of the presenters at CodeMash, 2014) There, And Back Again In 2010, I stumbled my … Continue reading 

Also posted in Books, Consulting, E-Books, Podcast, Screencast, SignalLeaf, WatchMeCode | 8 Comments

Moving Forward: KendoUI

Just over 2 years ago, I left the corporate life for the independent life. At that time I didn’t have many opportunities for work in my area and moving in to independent consulting was basically dropped in my lap. I … Continue reading 

Also posted in Business, Community, Consulting, Javascript, KendoUI | 9 Comments

Using jQuery, Plugins and UI Controls With Backbone

Most Backbone applications either use jQuery or Zepto as their DOM manipulation of choice. I tend to use jQuery as it’s supported across more browsers and has more features – though it is a little heavier in terms of download … Continue reading 

Also posted in Backbone, DOM, HTML5, Javascript, JQuery, KendoUI, Marionette, Tools and Vendors | 10 Comments

Design And Testability

In the line of business applications that I build, it’s considered good practice to use a test-first approach; Test-Driven Development, Behavior-Driven Development, or whatever you want to call it. Write a test, verify that it fails for the right reasons, … Continue reading 

Also posted in .NET, Behavior Driven Development, C#, Community, Pragmatism, Principles and Patterns, RSpec, Ruby, Tools and Vendors, Unit Testing | 38 Comments

Getting Your Selected Object From A Telerik MultiColumnComboBox

Wow! I’m actually writing code! :) I thought this little snippet would be useful for anyone that is binding a custom collection of objects to a Telerik MultiColumnComboBox. If you want to get the selected item as your actual class … Continue reading 

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