Just a short note to let folks know that Brackets has released yet another update - Sprint 35. This was a shorter sprint due to the holidays so the list of updated features isn't long, but there are some pretty important changes in my opinion.
Imagine you have some code that is being fired right before, or during, a click that leads you to another page. If you use the console than you are in luck. Both Chrome and Firefox have options to preserve the console on navigation. In case you've never seen it, here is the option in Chrome. You find this by opening the Dev Tools and clicking the gear icon in the lower right hand corner.
I was working with a reader on my blog post on HTML5 form validation when we ran into an interesting problem with different browsers.
I've run this blog for a little over ten years now, and from time to time I ask my readers to give me feedback about the site. I don't necessarily always follow that feedback, I write about what excites me, but I do want to get an idea of how I'm doing, what could be done better, and what really works well for my readers.
I've created a little Google Doc form that you can fill out in about five minutes. Feel free to tear me apart if you wish - I can take it (ok, I can't, but I'll pretend). At the end of the day I'd rather have honest feedback than just a simple pat on the back. (Although that's kinda nice too. ;)
A few days ago a reader asked me an interesting question. He wanted to create a list of dates in jQuery Mobile and group them by date. Turns out, this is fairly easy using the Autodividers feature of the ListView widget.
Over the past few days I've worked on a little experiment for Brackets that I wanted to share with folks. I'm not sure this is a good idea. Or a practical one for that matter. But that hasn't stopped me from sharing code before so why start now?
I'm very proud to announce that my first article for flippin' awesome has just gone live. If you haven't been reading flippin' awesome then you are really missing out. It was created by my archenemy, Brian Rinaldi, who has really gone above and beyond to get some of the best content out there. Seriously - my article barely makes the cut there and I think it is a pretty good article.
Ok, this probably won't interest anyone but me, but I thought it was kind of interesting and I thought I'd share. On Wednesday, Firefox 26 was released, and one of the cooler things they did was to document the updates that are of interest to developers. You can read this here: Firefox 26. In general, this is pretty darn cool of the Mozillians. Obviously FF26 has other user-centric changes that may be interesting, but as a developer, I honestly don't care about anything else.
Just a quick note to let y'all know about a new video course available for jQuery UI. Ben Fhala released a set of videos for Packt covering jQuery UI. I had the pleasure of doing a tech review on the videos a few months back and I thought they were pretty well done. I haven't really talked much about jQuery UI lately but I've got a lot of respect for it. You can find more details about the video product here and watch a sample below.