Yesterday was the official release of Cordova 3.4.0. You can read the blog post here but I thought I'd call out some interesting tidbits.
I just wrapped up my first "Hangouts on Air" presentation on Harp.js and YouTube has it available already. Dang that's cool. I've embedded the video below. You can find all the assets (slide deck and demos) at this link:
It has been a while since my last Friday puzzle, but I ran across something yesterday that I thought would be an excellent little coding challenge. Even better, this one I guarantee shouldn't take you more than 5 minutes. Honest!
A while ago I blogged (see related entries) about ColdFusion, OAuth, and Google. I ended up using this on a client's project. They go to his app, click sign-in, are redirected to Google, and upon authenticating, are brought back to the app so that profile information can be retrieved from Google and synced up with a local user record. My client then asked me to take a look at Google+ Sign-In. I spent some time working on some code and I thought I'd share. While this post uses ColdFusion for the back end, I think it could be helpful to folks using other back ends as I found some issues that apply universally.
I'm a bit late on this as I didn't even know it was published yet (ok, just two hours ago, but still... ;) but today NetTuts published my video on Firefox DevTools:
Unless you live under a rock (or have had the incredibly good sense to avoid Twitter), you know that today we announced the public betas of ColdFusion Splendor (that's the next version of the server) and ColdFusion Thunder (the IDE).
About a month ago Adam Cameron and I announced the ColdFusion UI project - a set of articles/demos that demonstrate how to do UI without the ColdFusion UI tags (like cfform, cftable, etc). I wanted to give folks a quick update on the project.
Since release we've had 36 pull requests from multiple people in the community.
We now have chapters for:
So far - a great start. I truly hope this turns into a resource that devs can share with their teammates to help them improve their front end skills.
You can download the demos, and contribute your own, at the GitHub repository: https://github.com/cfjedimaster/ColdFusion-UI-the-Right-Way
A while ago I wrote about iOS Remote Debugging and PhoneGap/Cordova apps. Long story short - it kicks butt and is a great way to debug. (And you can do the same with Android.) There is one small issue though that you may run into and I've got a workaround.
In the past week I've gotten a few emails from folks working with the file system in PhoneGap/Cordova apps. Recently, the plugin had a major update and if you weren't paying attention to the docs/blogs, it would be easy to miss.
Another day, another HarpJS recipe. Can you tell what I'm excited about lately? For today's demo, I've built a simple dynamic calendar for HarpJS. There are probably many different ways to handle this (you could simply embed a Google Calendar as I describe here), but here is how I solved it.