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Cordova Sample: Reading a text file

07-15-2014 3,113 views Mobile, JavaScript, HTML5 6 Comments

A few weeks back I began a list of questions to help build a PhoneGap/Cordova File System FAQ. (More on that at the very end.) As I work through the questions I'm building little samples (like this one) to help demonstrate various FileSystem features. Today's is really simple, but as always, I figure people can find this helpful even if it trivial. (And if I'm wrong, let me know in the comments below.) Today's example simply reads a text-based file from the file system and displays it in the application.

Yet another Cordova/PhoneGap Debugging Tip

07-15-2014 3,938 views Mobile 5 Comments

Want another way to debug Cordova/PhoneGap apps? This isn't new, but I tend to forget about this option and it came in handy yesterday so I thought I would share. When you send builds to the simulator/device via the command line, you may notice that at the end of all the output about building this and generating that, you get these two lines:

Verified plugins site for Cordova applications

07-14-2014 2,970 views Mobile 8 Comments

Currently the main site I use for finding Cordova plugins is plugins.cordova.io. Last week Telerik announced the creation of a new site, the Verified Plugins Marketplace. This site contains plugins that have been tested to ensure they work well and contain sample apps written with Kendo UI. I've often said that as a new Node developer, the availability of npm modules is both good and overwhelming as well. Having a curated, filtered list of plugins could be a huge benefit for Cordova/PhoneGap developers.

First release of Cordova Brackets extension

07-11-2014 5,880 views Mobile, Development 3 Comments

I blogged about this a few days ago, but I think I'm ready to really release my Cordova Brackets extension. The code is pretty much crap and it's really lacking in providing good feedback while it works, but the initial feature list is complete. Assuming you've got the Cordova CLI installed already, you can, via Brackets:

Issue with CFINDEX

07-11-2014 1,987 views ColdFusion 2 Comments

If you use cfindex to parse a directory of files, you should be aware of a serious issue that may hit you. As you know, you can ask cfindex to return a result structure that tells you how many files were added, removed, or deleted from an index. As an example, here is the result structure for a set of PDFs I added.

Unexpected behavior with Axis2 web services in ColdFusion

07-10-2014 2,361 views ColdFusion 26 Comments

Credit for this find goes to Steve Seaquist. He and I have been discussing this over email the last few days. Ok, quiz time, look at the following CFC:

Video example: collection-repeat performance in Ionic

07-10-2014 3,101 views Mobile, JavaScript, HTML5 1 Comment

If you follow me on Twitter, you know I've been raving about Ionic the past few weeks. I've played around with it a bit but haven't yet built a proper "sample" app. I still plan on doing so sometime soon. Today though I wanted to share a little experiment I built last night.

Cordova Plugins update, and new Contacts demo

07-09-2014 3,091 views Mobile 7 Comments

Yesterday the Cordova team released updated plugins. You can read the details here: Plugins Release: July 8, 2014. Of particular interest to me was the update to the Contacts plugin, specifically the addition of a new API, pickContact.

Proof of Concept Cordova integration with Brackets

07-08-2014 3,900 views Mobile, JavaScript 4 Comments

The past few days I've been working on a new Brackets extension that integrates with the Cordova command line tool. I've got a rough draft of it ready with almost every feature prepared so I thought I'd go ahead and let people know in case they wanted to start hacking on it. As it is not complete yet I've not added it to the extension manager, but once I wrap the last feature I'll go ahead and submit it. You can find the code for the extension on GitHub: https://github.com/cfjedimaster/Cordova-Extension.

Article: Static Site Engine Battle Royale

07-07-2014 2,020 views Development 1 Comment

Nope - not one of my articles, but one by Brian Rinaldi. Brian's article looks at three different static site engines and compares and contrasts them. It is a great article and as my readers know, I've been doing a lot with static site generators lately.