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.Net

PostLib

less than 1 minute read

I played around with Posterous some time ago (the old version of this blog used to be there).Twitter recently acquired Posterous and there has been some talk...

DotNetZip Library

less than 1 minute read

DotNetZip is an easy-to-use, FAST, FREE class library and toolset for manipulating zip files or folders. Zip and Unzip is easy: with DotNetZip, .NET applica...

Android

Backbone

Books

Books and Personal Development for 2012

2 minute read

During the last six months of 2011 I began picking up and reading more tech books then I think I had in the previous 3 years. <div></div><div&...

CSS

Chrome Dev Tools: CSS Auto-Complete

less than 1 minute read

The Chrome Dev tools provide a lot of functionality to you as a developer when making changes to scripts, CSS, HTML or testing out the performance of a page....

Charity

GiveCampUK - Excited Doesn’t Cover It

less than 1 minute read

GiveCamp is coming to the UK and I’m incredibly nervously excited to be taking part!I’ll be heading up a team of five developers from work, developing on a p...

Chatter

Gaming For 2013

3 minute read

I wrote early last year about the pile of games I had to work through – having bought a bunch in the January sales.  I managed to play a some, a few I never ...

What to do with old domains?

1 minute read

So, it seems I suffer from one of two problems.<ol><li>I am incapable of seeing a personal project through to the end </li><li>I str...

New Build

less than 1 minute read

It looks like I may be getting a new work machine.  I say looks as it may end up being a month before anything happens.Anyway,  having a clean environment to...

Books and Personal Development for 2012

2 minute read

During the last six months of 2011 I began picking up and reading more tech books then I think I had in the previous 3 years. <div></div><div&...

Hello? Hello? Is This Thing On?

1 minute read

So it’s that time again.That time when I think I should sort myself out.  Write those blogs posts.  Finish that code snippet.  Make a note of that interestin...

Chrome Extensions

A Simple LocalStorage Model

1 minute read

I’ve been playing around with Google Chrome extensions again (you should too, they are really simple).Chrome extensions at their most basic level consist of ...

Extension API Updates in Chrome 13

1 minute read

...you can now make cross-origin XMLHttpRequest calls with the privileges of the extension directly from your content script. You will no longer need to rel...

Events

GiveCampUK - Excited Doesn’t Cover It

less than 1 minute read

GiveCamp is coming to the UK and I’m incredibly nervously excited to be taking part!I’ll be heading up a team of five developers from work, developing on a p...

Games

Gaming For 2013

3 minute read

I wrote early last year about the pile of games I had to work through – having bought a bunch in the January sales.  I managed to play a some, a few I never ...

Gaming For The New Year

2 minute read

I’ll admit, I’m a cheap gamer.It’s not often I’ll buy things brand spanking new.  While I fully appreciate the time, effort and dedication it takes for a tea...

Git

Google Chrome

Chrome Dev Tools: CSS Auto-Complete

less than 1 minute read

The Chrome Dev tools provide a lot of functionality to you as a developer when making changes to scripts, CSS, HTML or testing out the performance of a page....

A Simple LocalStorage Model

1 minute read

I’ve been playing around with Google Chrome extensions again (you should too, they are really simple).Chrome extensions at their most basic level consist of ...

Extension API Updates in Chrome 13

1 minute read

...you can now make cross-origin XMLHttpRequest calls with the privileges of the extension directly from your content script. You will no longer need to rel...

HTML5

Westwood-Scroll

less than 1 minute read

<h3 id="sometimes-the-random-ideas-are-just-fun-to-make">Sometimes the random ideas are just fun to make.</h3>When was the last time Westwood was...

A Simple LocalStorage Model

1 minute read

I’ve been playing around with Google Chrome extensions again (you should too, they are really simple).Chrome extensions at their most basic level consist of ...

Java

Javascript

Westwood-Scroll

less than 1 minute read

<h3 id="sometimes-the-random-ideas-are-just-fun-to-make">Sometimes the random ideas are just fun to make.</h3>When was the last time Westwood was...

A Simple LocalStorage Model

1 minute read

I’ve been playing around with Google Chrome extensions again (you should too, they are really simple).Chrome extensions at their most basic level consist of ...

Chosen

less than 1 minute read

Chosen is a JavaScript plugin that makes long, unwieldy select boxes much more user-friendly. It is currently available in both jQuery and Prototype flavors ...

CDN JS - The Missing CDN

less than 1 minute read

What is it? Everyone loves the Google CDN right? Even Microsoft runs their own CDN. The problem is, they only host the most popular libraries. We host the...

Javascript Array Filtering

less than 1 minute read

A simple thing, but it's the simple things that I often forget. Javascript 1.6 introduced Array.prototype.filter which can be used as follows.  The...

NodeJS

Quick And Simple NodeJS Setup

less than 1 minute read

Getting up and running with Node is pretty simple.  Here’s a quick script (with the largest part of help from here) to move things along that little bit quic...

TameJS

less than 1 minute read

Note Tame is not an attempt to dumb down async programming. It's just a cleaner way to write it. Further, your programs will likely have lower latency; ...

New NodeJS Logo - A Little Fugly?

1 minute read

To echo Node’s evolutionary nature, we have refreshed the identity to help mark an exciting time for developers, businesses and users who benefit ...

Open Source

DotNetZip Library

less than 1 minute read

DotNetZip is an easy-to-use, FAST, FREE class library and toolset for manipulating zip files or folders. Zip and Unzip is easy: with DotNetZip, .NET applica...

Pebble

Plugins

Chosen

less than 1 minute read

Chosen is a JavaScript plugin that makes long, unwieldy select boxes much more user-friendly. It is currently available in both jQuery and Prototype flavors ...

PowerShell

PowerShell for Sitecore Item Web API

4 minute read

My colleague Adam Simmonds did a demo of the Sitecore Item Web API at work based on the code provided by Kern Herskind from a recent Sitecore User Group.  It...

Pushover

Random

Westwood-Scroll

less than 1 minute read

<h3 id="sometimes-the-random-ideas-are-just-fun-to-make">Sometimes the random ideas are just fun to make.</h3>When was the last time Westwood was...

Regex

txt2re: Regular Expression Generator

less than 1 minute read

[Link]A pretty awesome page to help when creating regular expressions.  Type in the string you want to match, then use the selectors to create a snippet of c...

Sitecore

PowerShell for Sitecore Item Web API

4 minute read

My colleague Adam Simmonds did a demo of the Sitecore Item Web API at work based on the code provided by Kern Herskind from a recent Sitecore User Group.  It...

Source Control

Tips

Chrome Dev Tools: CSS Auto-Complete

less than 1 minute read

The Chrome Dev tools provide a lot of functionality to you as a developer when making changes to scripts, CSS, HTML or testing out the performance of a page....

Protocol-Relative URLs

1 minute read

One of the things I love about programming and development in general is that, no matter how well you think you know something, there’s always something that...

Utilities

PowerShell for Sitecore Item Web API

4 minute read

My colleague Adam Simmonds did a demo of the Sitecore Item Web API at work based on the code provided by Kern Herskind from a recent Sitecore User Group.  It...

Chrome Dev Tools: CSS Auto-Complete

less than 1 minute read

The Chrome Dev tools provide a lot of functionality to you as a developer when making changes to scripts, CSS, HTML or testing out the performance of a page....

New Build

less than 1 minute read

It looks like I may be getting a new work machine.  I say looks as it may end up being a month before anything happens.Anyway,  having a clean environment to...

A Simple LocalStorage Model

1 minute read

I’ve been playing around with Google Chrome extensions again (you should too, they are really simple).Chrome extensions at their most basic level consist of ...

txt2re: Regular Expression Generator

less than 1 minute read

[Link]A pretty awesome page to help when creating regular expressions.  Type in the string you want to match, then use the selectors to create a snippet of c...

DotNetZip Library

less than 1 minute read

DotNetZip is an easy-to-use, FAST, FREE class library and toolset for manipulating zip files or folders. Zip and Unzip is easy: with DotNetZip, .NET applica...

Web

What to do with old domains?

1 minute read

So, it seems I suffer from one of two problems.<ol><li>I am incapable of seeing a personal project through to the end </li><li>I str...

Chrome Dev Tools: CSS Auto-Complete

less than 1 minute read

The Chrome Dev tools provide a lot of functionality to you as a developer when making changes to scripts, CSS, HTML or testing out the performance of a page....

Protocol-Relative URLs

1 minute read

One of the things I love about programming and development in general is that, no matter how well you think you know something, there’s always something that...

eBook

Books and Personal Development for 2012

2 minute read

During the last six months of 2011 I began picking up and reading more tech books then I think I had in the previous 3 years. <div></div><div&...

jQuery

Chosen

less than 1 minute read

Chosen is a JavaScript plugin that makes long, unwieldy select boxes much more user-friendly. It is currently available in both jQuery and Prototype flavors ...

Javascript Array Filtering

less than 1 minute read

A simple thing, but it's the simple things that I often forget. Javascript 1.6 introduced Array.prototype.filter which can be used as follows.  The...

jQuery Mobile

posterous

PostLib

less than 1 minute read

I played around with Posterous some time ago (the old version of this blog used to be there).Twitter recently acquired Posterous and there has been some talk...