Twitter: raymondcamden


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IndexedDB - On the move...

08-22-2014 587 views JavaScript 2 Comments

Ok, kind of a lame title, but it's Friday so I get a pass, right? I've presented (and written) on IndexedDB over the past few years, but it isn't something I've really thought with, or demoed, lately. There's been some interesting updates related to the technology though so I thought I'd share some news about IndexedDB. Now may be a great time to take a look at it again.

Project Parfait moves to Creative Cloud

08-21-2014 854 views Development, Design Comments

A few months ago I blogged about the awesome new tool we released, Project Parfait. Project Parfait lets you upload and inspect PSDs directly in the browser. For developers like myself this was especially nice. As powerful as Photoshop is, I don't have a lot of experience with it. I found Project Parfait to be a much easier tool. As a web developer, being able to quickly see color palettes, font faces, and sizes was a huge benefit.

Follow up to ColdFusion Axis2 Web Service Issue

08-21-2014 884 views ColdFusion 4 Comments

Last month I blogged about an odd issue with Axis2 web services. Basically, the CFC was persisting past the initial hit. Normally CFCs are recreated on every request. This didn't seem to be the case with Axis2 web services.

Ionic releases an easier path to Cordova / Android development

08-19-2014 1,846 views Mobile 8 Comments

I promise - I'm not turning into a complete Ionic fan boy, but if you want to call me an unofficial evangelist for them (especially since I don't do that for Adobe anymore), I certainly won't mind. This weekend I was working on the book I'm writing covering Cordova, and as part of that process I worked through the complete setup for doing Cordova development with Android. Most of the time I use iOS but for the book I wanted a platform anyone could use. In fact, I specifically did my testing in Windows since I know that many people use Windows and Cordova development has been a bit tricky there in the past.

PhoneGap/Cordova Example - Getting File Metadata (and an update to the FAQ)

08-18-2014 1,237 views Mobile, JavaScript 3 Comments

I decided to move my PhoneGap/Cordova FileSystem FAQ from a Google Doc to my Cordova Examples repository. I figured this would make it a bit easier for folks to edit and simpler for me to commit those changes. You can find the FAQ here:

Ionic and Cordova's DeviceReady - My Solution

08-16-2014 2,389 views Mobile, JavaScript 3 Comments

Folks know that I've been madly in love with the Ionic framework lately, but I've run into an issue that I'm having difficulty with. I thought I'd blog about the problem and demonstrate a solution that worked for me. To be clear, I think my solution is probably wrong. It works, but it just doesn't feel right. I'm specifically sharing this blog entry as a way to start the discussion and get some feedback. On the slim chance that what I'm showing is the best solution... um... yes... I planned that. I'm brilliant.

Eventbrite API Demos

08-15-2014 1,441 views jQuery, JavaScript, ColdFusion Comments

A few days ago a client of mine, Rich Swier of HuB, asked if I could build him two quick demos that made use of the Eventbrite API. I whipped up the two demos for him and once done, he graciously allowed me to share it on my blog. (Thank you Rich!) I will warn you that this code was written for ColdFusion 8 so it is entirely tag based. At the very end a mod was made for ColdFusion 9. Obviously it could be converted to script and perhaps improved in other ways as well, but I hope this is useful for folks who want to play with the Eventbrite API in the future.

Review: Code School's JavaScript Best Practices

08-13-2014 2,025 views JavaScript 7 Comments

Yesterday evening I finally wrapped up Code School's JavaScript Best Practices course and I thought my readers might like to know what I think. In general, this is a great course marred by poor challenges, surprisingly poor challenges, but still worth your time.

Presentation tonight on Apache Cordova

08-12-2014 2,421 views Mobile, Development, JavaScript 4 Comments

I was originally going to be presenting just to the Memphis Technology User Groups tonight, but they have graciously said they don't mind if I open this up to the public. If you want to hear me give an introduction to Cordova, join me online tonight at 6:30 CST here: https://my.adobeconnect.com/raysworld/. I will be giving priority for QA to the Memphis group of course, but all our welcome to join in and - hopefully - learn something as well. This will be over Adobe Connect so be sure to use a Flash-enabled browser.

Centering a Google Map on America

08-09-2014 2,204 views Development, JavaScript 10 Comments

Earlier this morning I was building a Google Map demo for a client (using EventBrite data - I'll share that if I can) and I needed to center a Google Map on America. There are a couple ways of doing this and I thought I'd share them along with some screen shots so you can see the results.