Twitter: raymondcamden


Address: Lafayette, LA, USA

RSS Reader Cordova demo updated with Ionic

09-05-2014 3,486 views Mobile, Development, JavaScript 3 Comments

A few years back I wrote a series of blog entries (linked to at the bottom) that discussed building a simple RSS reader application with PhoneGap/Cordova. The application used two variables, a simple name and RSS url, to drive an application that would grab the RSS feed, make a list, and let you read individual entries in the app. The final version of the app made use of the (non-core at the time) ChildBrowser plugin to let you read the entry on the site itself. (This was especially useful for RSS feeds like mine that show partial content in RSS.) I decided to update this application to make use of Ionic. It isn't an incredibly complex app, but I thought folks would be interested in the update.

Bug with ColdFusion 11's Elvis Operator

09-04-2014 1,839 views ColdFusion 14 Comments

Ok, snap quiz time, given the following code, and that url.name exists, will the UDF run?

Ionic 1.2.0 Released

09-04-2014 1,955 views Mobile, JavaScript, HTML5 1 Comment

Yesterday the Ionic folks released version 1.2.0. They've got a nice blog entry taking about the update, but I want to share the cool bits here as well. Definitely read their blog post for all the updates, but here are the ones that I think are really cool.

Speaking at NCDevCon 2014

09-03-2014 2,174 views Development, JavaScript, ColdFusion 3 Comments

I'm very happy to announce that I'll be speaking at NCDevCon 2014. I've spoken at this conference for a few years now but didn't submit a topic this year due to some personal issues. Those personal issues are currently in hibernation for a few months and when an opening popped up at the last minute, I leapt at it.

I'll be speaking on two topics this year. My first is a simple look at what I think are the top features of ColdFusion 11. This will be a very opinionated look at the features of ColdFusion 11 (and ColdFusion Builder 3) that I think are worth your attention.

The second topic will be a look at the Ionic framework. This is a presentation I was supposed to give a month or two ago but that event was cancelled. I'm a complete and utter Ionic fan boy so I can't wait to share the awesomeness of Ionic with others.

For folks who can't attend (shame on you - you should :) - all NCDevCon sessions are taped and will be available for free after the conference. But tickets are still for sale. It isn't too late. If you can make it, I highly recommend going!

p.s. Sorry for being quiet the last few days. I just got back from my brother's wedding and I'm somewhat swamped. I need a clone. Or three.

Datalist version of Country Dropdown

08-27-2014 2,585 views HTML5 1 Comment

Earlier this morning I saw the following tweet:

Chrome 37 has landed - but what exactly changed?

08-27-2014 2,721 views Development 8 Comments

This is something of a pet peeve of mine, and something I tend to whine about from time to time, so I will more than understand if you take this opportunity to stop reading and do something more productive than to listen to me complain. Still here? Good. Yesterday Chrome 37 was released. Awesome. So what changed? Let's (try) to find out.

Did you do this?

08-25-2014 2,194 views Misc 2 Comments

It isn't uncommon for Amazon to ship items from my wish list and leave off the name of the person who sent it to me (and if you ever sent me something and never got a thank you - that's why) - but this gift was sent to me and it wasn't even on my list. So... whoever you are... thank you! It has joined my collection. One day I'll share photos of my Star Wars collection. It hasn't quite hit Hoarders level yet, but I'm getting there.

My weekend experiment - PebbleJS

08-24-2014 2,957 views Development, JavaScript 2 Comments

Apparently everyone is expecting the announcement of the iWatch in a few weeks, and wearables are going to be "The Thing" for the next few years. But I've been rocking a Pebble for a while now and I really dig it. It isn't as sexy as some of the newer smart watches, and who knows how it will compare to whatever Apple is doing, but it is affordable (reasonably affordable) and simple. If you are considering picking up a smart watch, definitely check it out.

IndexedDB - On the move...

08-22-2014 2,125 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 worked 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 1,991 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.