Magic in Chrome JavaScript Debugger

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I’m not sure if this option was always there, or it just got added but recently, while doing development I noticed that next to each line of JavaScript code the relevant variables in the line are being displayed and evaluated.  I’ve highlighted in yellow a couple of these values below.  You can see in the orangish brown text background below what chrome is showing. This means I have to to way less adding variables to watch, less copying to command line below or in a separate window. Bravo Chome Dev Tools!  This totally makes my day, week and maybe even month. Just feeling the need to give those guys a shout out. … Continue Reading

How To Create a Recorded Hangout

I’ve recently been wrestling with the best way to do a remote interview.  Because the interviewer and interviewee are in different locations, the lag can cause very strange side affects and synchronization issues.  On Air Hangouts seems to do the trick quite nicely. Here is a video with me giving instructions.  Below that is the result of my second actual on air hangout produced this way. … Continue Reading

ExtJS Store and Cannot read property ‘buffered’ of undefined

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Sencha’s ExtJS does a great job in general of giving you friendly error codes when you are building Single Page JavaScript applications.  One error however I seem to always get and to me it simply means “Oh, you forgot to include the store definition” is simply “Cannot read property 'buffered' of undefined” It sure would be nice if this error just said that. :) … Continue Reading

Why Am I So Excited About AngularU?

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    What is Angular? If you work in the web development space, unless you have been hiding under a rock for the past couple years, you must know what Angular is.  If not, let me tell you.  Basically, it’s a   JavaScript toolset that allows you to build single page web apps (SPA’s) efficiently, while at the same time deliver great user experiences and programmer development experiences.  What I mean by this is that Angular just feels good to program in.  It does not make you feel like you are using something artificial to build your web sites that transpose some cryptic language into the web, but it makes you feel like you are talking the web’s language. In addition, Angular has a huge number of … Continue Reading

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