Extending Objects in jQuery

Welcome to my journey of ¬†extending objects in JavaScript frameworks; let’s explore jQuery! Extending an object in jQuery is simple, there are just a few rules you need to understand. Extension works from left to right and you’re allowed to … Continue reading 

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Extending Objects with JavaScript

I have been a fan of JavaScript for quite some time, but mostly as an outsider looking in. I feel like I understand many of the concepts and can be fairly dangerous, but recently I have made it a point … Continue reading 

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Build Documentation from your Tests

A couple months ago I decided to toy around with some code ideas in my head. I had two goals: To be able to parse some plain English and make DateTime and Timespans objects. To try out Parsley (because I … Continue reading 

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Using CNAME With Azure

It was really hard to find and asking Google for the answer was tricky so I’m going to let you know: If you’re wanting to use a CNAME with a site that’s hosted on Microsoft Azure, you must be in … Continue reading 

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Why Source Control Matters and Hopefully it’s Git

I had an interesting and fun discussion last week with my fellow Headspring employees. I’m a big advocate of using git and I’m also the type of person that likes clean code and clean commits. Combining these two things and … Continue reading 

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Thinking Linq

I’ve been comfortable using LINQ for what seems like a long time. I’m noticing that I’ve been implementing some of the lesser used functions a bit more as of late, but I’m not sure exactly when they’re appropriate. Take the … Continue reading 

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Using My Powers for Good

When people ask me what I do, more often than not, I tell them that I am lucky because I get paid to do what I love, and it’s something I’d do even if I didn’t have a job. I … Continue reading 

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Software Features, Pick One

A few months back I saw a tweet that stuck with me. It was from Alton Brown. I’m not a foodie, but for some reason, this one stuck in my head. I think it’s because it resonated in other parts … Continue reading 

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Rdio in Twitter

Maybe it’s old news, but I can’t find anything. I recently posted a link to an Artist in Rdio inside a tweet and it showed up playable to me. I can only assume that it’s playable to anybody with a … Continue reading 

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Debugger Trick when Working with UTC DateTimes

A couple days ago, this idea popped into my head when I was listening to a presentation at Austin Code Camp. I finally got around to giving it a try and it works like I hoped! If I have a … Continue reading 

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