Jan 19

My links of the week – January 19, 2014

Here are my choice of links for the past week.

  • Web Design and Development:
    • Jon Galloway’s ASP.NET – A last look back at 2013, looking ahead to 2014 is a good overview of what happened with ASP.NET during 2013 and what to expect in 2014, with links to many resources relevant for those who work with ASP.NET.
    • Shawn Wildermuth’s Why Should You Care About NodeJS? explains what .NET developers can learn from NodeJS and why they should have  a look at it and consider using it in some projects.
    • Steve Hansen’s HTML5: Myths and misconceptions provides a bit of history on HTML 5 and tries to debunk some of the rising myths about what it is and what it offers.
    • Jonathan Cutrell’s Web Design 2014: What to Watch Out For makes some predictions on what to expect on the field of web design, for 2014.
    • Pete Hodgson’s Keeping jQuery in Check proposes a segregated DOM to avoid the pitfalls of what the author describes as ‘jQuery soup’, an indiscriminate intermingling of $ references, AJax calls, application logic and business rules.

That’s it for this week. Thanks for reading.

Dec 01

My links of the week – December 1, 2013


Here are my chosen links for this week, covering SQL Server (with an emphasis on SQL Server 2014), web development, software development and big data.

  • Web Design and Development:
    • Victor Savkin’s Contrasting Backbone and Angular is an interesting article that compares how regular web development tasks can be achieved with the Backbone,js and Angular JS Javascript frameworks.
    • Steven Bradley’s Mobile Up, Widescreen Down, or Somewhere In-Between? compares the mobile up and widescreen down approaches, when designing a responsive website and provides advice on which to use considering the designer’s experience.
    • Rob Dodson’s A Guide to Web Components addresses Web Components, a set of web standards with the goal of allowing the bundling of markup and styles into custom HTML elements, that fully encapsulate the HTML and CSS. An excellent read.
    • Mike Wasson’s Single-Page Applications: Build Modern, Responsive Web Apps with ASP.NET shows how to build a Single Page Application (SPA) using Visual Studio 2013 and the ASP.NET Web API, while using Knockout.js and Ember.js for the front-end. 

That’s it for this week. Thanks for reading.