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An Adventure in SVG Filter Land

by Chris Price, on 06 Aug 2015

I’ve been working on an open-source charting library called d3fc. And following Colin’s lead, was looking for a creative example to replicate: I think I found it… Once upon a time The story starts with Coinbase, a well-known(/funded)...

What Makes a Good CMS?

by Ian Sullivan, on 31 Jul 2015

Code quality is important in large systems and web sites are no exception. This post shows how Umbraco enables developers to write clean and maintainable code.

Creating a Single Page App in Meteor

by Tim Barclay, on 14 Jul 2015

Meteor seems like a fresh way to work. It makes a lot of things, like CRUD operations and keeping your UI in line with data changes, extremely easy and it adds a lot of nice, clever tricks, like the client-side stubbing of server-side methods.

Creating a Yahoo Finance chart with D3 and d3fc

by Colin Eberhardt, on 08 Jul 2015

Most charting libraries are monoliths. The more features they support, the more unwieldy their APIs tend to become. With the d3fc project we have been exploring an alternative approach, constructing charts from a set of small components, using the D3 library.

Fixing an LDAP PermGen leak in JBoss

by Allen Wallis, on 06 Jul 2015

The standard LDAP JNDI implementation that ships with Java leaks a classloader reference when used from a web application hosted in a web container. While Tomcat and Jetty both include factory-fitted workarounds, JBoss does not. This post describes a JBoss-specific fix.

Aurelia, less2css and bundling

by Luke Page, on 29 Jun 2015

In the second post of my series on the Aurelia framework I walkthrough bundling the less2css project. The result of which significantly reduced the load time, but did uncover a few aspects of the Aurelia bundling process that do not yet feel fully formed.

UX Scotland 2015

by Rui Marcalo, on 26 Jun 2015

During the end of last week, UX Scotland 2015 took place at the Dynamic Earth, offering a selection of interesting talks, workshops and social events. The conference was filled with interesting guests sharing their personal experiences, including Scott Logic’s Graham Odds. The hot Summer Sun proved to offer the ultimate...

Creating less2css using Aurelia

by Luke Page, on 19 Jun 2015

This post gives a walkthrough of a project that makes use of the new Aurelia framework. It also take a look at how it compares to Angular 2.0, which is still in development.

Learn ES6 from Airbnb's coding standards

by Luke Page, on 10 Jun 2015

Airbnb's JavaScript coding standards are now based around ES6 and contain many guidelines to help you take advantage of its features. In this blog post I'll present some resources I created to help you learn ES6 through their guidelines.

Strictly Testing

by Daniel McNamee, on 22 May 2015

How we develop software has changed dramatically, more so in the last 8 years since smartphones came to prominence. How software is tested, arguably hasn’t. Or has changed so much, that some don’t see the need for testers at all.

MVVM With ReactiveCocoa 3.0

by Colin Eberhardt, on 15 May 2015

This is my final article on ReactiveCocoa 3.0 (RAC3), where I demonstrate some more complex RAC3 usages within the context of an application built using the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern.

Introduction to ASP.NET 5

by Effrosyni Kouri, on 14 May 2015

This blog post discusses the changes to the .NET framework, the solution layout / configuration and serves as an introduction to the recommended programming style encouraged by Microsoft going forwards.

White Paper – Making Technology Disappear

by Graham Odds, on 08 May 2015

Creating omni-channel experiences in enterprise is more often than not a challenge in terms of strategy and mindset rather than technology. This white paper outlines a twinned design and technical approach that ensures focus is squarely on users and the contexts within they use a system.

ReactiveCocoa 3.0 - Signal Producers and API clarity

by Colin Eberhardt, on 28 Apr 2015

My previous blog post took a first look at ReactiveCocoa 3.0 (RC3), where I described the new Signal interface, and the pipe forward operator. In this blog post I continue my exploration of the RC3 APIs and turn my attention to signal producers. I also discuss a few points around the overall clarity of the new ReactiveCocoa APIs.