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Cordova – file-transfer, unzip and present adventures by svdoever

For a hybrid project I have a very simple requirement: download zip file, unzip it, serve content on a page from artifacts (html text, images). I started with Intel XDK , an environment I did some other work with. A great integrated development environment...
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AngularJS–don’t use self-closing div tags by svdoever

I had a piece of code that gave strange results in AngularJS. The issue was that I used a self closing <div /> tag instead of <div>…</div>. Self closing div tags are not supported in HTML5. The complete code can be found at http://stackoverflow...
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Webstorm – great IDE for web development by svdoever

I’m really interested in front-end web development, and although Visual Studio 2013 is the main IDE in our company I’m really impressed by Webstorm from JetBrains, the guys behind Resharper. It is a full featured web development IDE for under $50. Although...
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Visual Studio Online “Monaco”: the backend is in node.js by svdoever

Probably to some surprise for some of you: the backend of Monaco is written in node.js, and actually a quite new version of node.js: version v0.10.21 (at the time of writing this post). Because it is running on IIS, it uses iisnode to run the site. The...

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Visual Studio Online “Monaco”: supported languages and file types by svdoever

Diving into Visual Studio online I was wondering which languages / file types are supported. After some hacking I came to the following list: bat, coffeescript, cpp, csharp, css, fsharp, handlebars, html, ini, jade, java, javascript, jshtm, json, less...

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Hybrid mobile applications–what is it–what are the tools by svdoever

As mentioned in a previous blog post I am going to write some observation posts on development tools that can be used to write hybrid mobile applications. What is a hybrid mobile application in my thoughts? I see it as a: platform specific native “shell...
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Developing mobile apps–too many options? by svdoever

It is unbelievable how many companies jumped on the mobile app development bandwagon. In the early days life was easy. When you developed for iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad) you bought a Mac, downloaded XCode and started programming in Objective-C....
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Azure Mobile Services: revealing the internals by svdoever

I think this is an interesting blog post if you want to know how azure Mobile Services is working. Don’t forget to check the link at the end of this post to see all source code of Azure Mobile Services:-) The Azure Mobile Services documentation is … suboptimal...

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Azure Mobile Services: available modules by svdoever

Azure Mobile Services has documented a set of objects available in your Azure Mobile Services server side scripts at their documentation page Mobile Services server script reference . Although the documented list is a nice list of objects for the common...

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Azure Mobile Services: what files does it consist of? by svdoever

Azure Mobile Services is a platform that provides a small set of functionality consisting of authentication, custom data tables, custom API’s, scheduling scripts and push notifications to be used as the back-end of a mobile application or if you want...
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