Uploading to GitHub from Visual Studio

For a while now, my friend and fellow Learning Tree instructor Nigel Armstrong has been urging me to put my jQuery ratings plugin (jquery.rate) on GitHub. So today I finally decided to do something about it. I found it considerably more complicated than I expected – sufficiently so that I thought it might be useful […]
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Streamlined Web Loading in the Visual Studio 11 Beta

One of the features of Visual Studio 11 that I’m really looking forward to taking advantage of is CSS and JavaScript minification and bundling. As developers, we like to be able to break our applications into reusable components. That makes development and maintenance much more manageable. Sometimes, however, it can have an impact on performance. […]
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Simplifying Web Development with Page Inspector

I’ve been playing around with the Visual Studio 11 beta for a little while now, and my favorite thing so far is Page Inspector. I like tools that make my life easier – and Page Inspector just saved me a lot of poking around inside the underbelly of an application. I have been busy porting […]
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Creating a Testable Client-side ViewModel with Knockout

In my previous post, I discussed why I a JavaScript MVC or MVVM framework is essential: It lets you prove, quickly and conveniently, that your code works so that you can assemble applications out of reliable components. In that post I also started on a project to show how one of those frameworks—Knockout—supports the MVVM […]
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Creating Testable Applications with a JavaScript MVC Framework

I love test driven development because, assuming that I’m going to test my code at all, the TDD frameworks make testing much easier and faster—much faster than running the whole application in order to test a few lines of code, for instance. The problem is that my usual JavaScript + jQuery coding practices defeat TDD. […]
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