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!
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:
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.
Next week I'll be giving a presentation on HarpJS (and the Harp platform). For folks who just so happen to be in Louisiana, the first presentation will be Tuesday night at the Acadiana Adobe User Group (details here: Meeting).
Of course, I assume most of my readership is not in the beautiful state of Louisiana, so for the rest of y'all, I'm going to make true on my promise to give Google Hangouts a try. I'll be hosting my first Hangout as a presentation so expect some bumps, but I think it will go ok. I've included a link to the details below. It will be held next Friday, February 21, at 12PM CST.
Edited Feb 14: Just an FYI, I modified the event link. If you signed up at the other one, please try this new link.
I've been writing extensions for Brackets now for at least a year and I never ran into this issue until yesterday, so as far as I can tell, the chances of anyone hitting the same issue is probably very slim. I tend to have a knack for hitting weird bugs though so I figured I should share this on the very off chance it hits anyone else. In theory this can only hit people who create extensions, but technically, it could hit people who manually install extensions as well.
Over the past few months I've had a series of articles (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) discussing IndexedDB. In the last article I built a full, if rather simple, application that let you write notes. (I'm a sucker for note taking applications.) When I built the application, I intentionally did not use a framework. I tried to write nice, clear code of course, but I wanted to avoid anything that wasn't 100% necessary to demonstrate the application and IndexedDB. In the perspective of an article, I think this was the right decision to make. I wanted my readers to focus on the feature and not anything else. But I thought this would be an excellent opportunity to try AngularJS again.
I'm a Soundcloud user and a while ago I noticed they did something cool with their interface - a "Play" icon when you are playing music.
NetTuts published my latest article this morning, a look at writing extensions for Brackets: Creating Brackets Extensions. Read it and let me know what you think. I love writing extensions for Brackets so I hope this article encourages others.
A few days ago, the greatest API in the entire Internet was released - the Marvel API. Ok, maybe greatest is a strong word, but I love APIs, I love comics, and the combination of the two is nothing less than Galactus-level news. (And by Galactus I mean the giant purple guy, not the amorphous giant cloud from the forgettable Fantastic Four movie.)