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Windows 8 Surface Pro in an Apple house?

Windows 8 Surface Pro in an Apple house?

This weekend I finally succumbed to my urges, and it wasn’t the new Apple iPhone! This time I broke down and got a Surface Pro from Microsoft. I know, I think you could have knocked my wife over with a feather when I told her. The thing…

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JS Diagrammer (2013)

JS Diagrammer (2013)

An automated diagramming tool that draws SVG Waterfall diagrams of a JavaScript system on the fly. Fantastic.

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FedEx iOS (2013)

FedEx iOS (2013)

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series FedEx iOS

Well, iOS has arrived and it was time for a refresh anyway. I took the time to restyle almost every element of the application for iOS7, including my first de-styled placard. It’s growing up, I suppose.

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Another JavaScript resource loader

Another JavaScript resource loader

I don’t have a lot to show on this one, a resource loader is not the most visual of elements. But suffice it to say that I spent a fair amount of time designing a very extensive relative resource loading system. That means that if…

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Test Runner (2013)

Test Runner (2013)

As part of my investigation into SOOJS I decided to tackle an automated testing system to help with Test Driven Development. Test Runner was the result. In only 2 days the entire system was written, in fact using itself to validate the code. As you…

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GameTracker Web (2013)

GameTracker Web (2013)

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Game Tracker Portfolio

I decided to take on a redesign of my Game Tracker application again. This time, though, I set a high bar for myself. It was to be totally restyled and cross-platform ready. This meant taking it on as a JavaScript application. But that didn’t mean…

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Automatically diagram a JavaScript application

Automatically diagram a JavaScript application

I am always baffled by the relationships in systems. When I am pulled into a project I find myself spending a fair amount of time diagramming things so I can better understand these relationships. And it is usually in these diagrams that I find many…

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Observer Pattern, reconsidered

Observer Pattern, reconsidered

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about how all of this “code” stuff can be written so that it is most approachable and maintainable. I’m still investigating this line of thinking, but I think some strides have been made over the past few…

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Set up Apache Web Server on OSX

Set up Apache Web Server on OSX

You are about to be made very happy. Apache ships with OSX! This should be quite simple. (note: you will need admin rights to your machine for this) The simple… Open your browser (oh, you already have) and go to: http://localhost/ That breaks for now,…

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Installing Tomcat on OSX

Installing Tomcat on OSX

I seem to need to do this every year or so, and I always forget that it is not very hard. These are my steps and settings: YMMV. Download Tomcat (latest version, the zip — not installers) Unzip the archive there in the downloads folder…

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