Category Archives: Javascript

QuickHits: The great browser data storage debate

My new hiccup with “Comment On The Movies: A Backbone.js tutorial”, has been deciding how to store our comments.  At first I was simply going to use localStorage.  It’s supported by multiple modern browsers (albeit inconsistently) & gets the job done.  The … Continue reading

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Yet Another Backbone.js Tutorial – Part 2 – Pre-Reqs & The Spec

Please checkout Part 1 where I explain the philosophy behind Backbone.js It’s time to build our Backbone.js app, “Comment on the Movies”.  This tutorial will, ideally, give you something interesting to build.  Take a look at the finished app (so far) on … Continue reading

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Yet Another Backbone.js Tutorial – Part 1 – Backbone.js Philosophy

At my new job I’m getting pretty friendly with Backbone.js. This 2-part post will teach you some backbone basics & show you how to create your own backbone.js app with multiple routes. Continue reading

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Google Maps events in Mobile Safari and PhoneGap for iPhone

Having trouble getting your Google Maps div to respond to events like you want in Mobile Safari or a PhoneGap app for iPhone? So was I. Disabling pinch-zoom is simple enough, but getting a finger drag to (a) not move … Continue reading

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Quick and Dirty Messaging

Our Rails Rumble 2008 entry, Great Minds (you can have a look at the latest version or the original Rumble version), required a messaging system. Such systems are easy to do wrong, and we knew we’d need something that would … Continue reading

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