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Mix 2011 Session List using OData, datajs and jQuery
At the recent Mix 2011 conference the datajs team talked about this new cross-browser JavaScript library that makes writing data centric web apps easier. Its fairly simple to use and can be very powerful. Here is a quick application I threw together using the library. The code uses datajs, jQuery, jQuery UI and jQuery templates. Microsoft has an OData Service at http://live.visitmix.com/od... which exposes all Mix sessions. I used this source to get a list of all sessions using the datajs ......

Posted On Monday, April 18, 2011 5:16 PM

Cleaner ClientID's with ASP.NET 4.0
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Posted On Tuesday, April 27, 2010 10:40 AM

First thoughts on Google Closure
Google has open sourced their internal JavaScript library under the name Closure. You can download the library using any svn client by pointing to http://closure-library.goog... and getting everything locally into a closure-library-read-only folder. All your custom html/js can then reside next to this folder. To use the framework you have to load the base.js into your document. <script src="closure-library-read-o... Additionally you can import specific ......

Posted On Friday, November 13, 2009 4:45 PM

Learning jQuery 1.3 book review
I Just finished reading Learning jQuery 1.3 by Jonathan Chaffer and Karl Swedberg. This book provides a really indepth overview of jQuery along with many real world code samples. Its very well written and talks about all necessary topics from getting you started to Selectors, Events, Effects, DOM Manipulation, AJAX, Table Manipulation, Forms with Function, Shufflers and Rotators, Using Plugins etc. It also talks about advanced topics like extending jQuery and writing your own plugins and contributing ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 3, 2009 11:25 AM

Using jQuery to search Twitter
Twitter can be a very useful source for data aggregation on any particular topic. Am building an application that will search twitter using their API and then display the results using jQuery. There are 2 ways of accomplishing something like this. We can either do the processing at the server and then populate the page or talk to Twitters REST based api directly from the client. Methods to retrieve data from the Twitter API require a GET request. Methods that submit, change, or destroy data require ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 7, 2009 5:14 PM

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