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End-to-end Tests Using Watir Webdriver

End-to-end Tests Using Watir Webdriver

Functional automated testing tools have come a long way since the days of winrunner, quick test pro, qa test etc. All these tools are very good at what they do but lately a bunch of open source test tools have gained tremendous popularity like selenium, watir, sahi, canoo webtest etc… But my favourite is the…

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LSM DC

5 tips for getting the most out of LSM weekend

I mentored my third Lean Startup Machine (LSM) Weekend in DC at the end of May and, besides having an awesome time, a few things occurred to me worth sharing for those looking to attend (and get the most out of) an upcoming LSM event. 1. Avoid “my baby” ideas Bringing your ‘baby’ to LSM…

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Orientation Aware Apps Sencha Touch

Orientation Aware Apps in Sencha Touch Part 2 of 2

In part one of this series, Tim Eagan introduced us to the challenge of developing apps which can support the changing of device orientation. While the techniques outlined in part one will account for the majority of our requirements, it’s important to understand our options when things get complicated. In this last part of this…

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JavaScript and the JVM

JavaScript and the JVM

Introduction When it comes to server-side JavaScript programming, there are other choices besides v8 based solutions like NodeJS, TeaJS, SilkJS, and others. For the longest time, the Rhino JavaScript engine has been around for the JVM, and recently Java 8 was released with a brand new and improved JavaScript engine for the JVM called Nashorn….

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Drag and Drop basics with Ext JS

ExtJS drag and drop basics There are a lot of places where a developer can use a “Drag and Drop” implementation to help the user complete a certain process in the application. Not all applications have a need for this feature. Sometimes it is not the best way to solve an interaction with your application…

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A JavaScript Developer's Take on Apple's Swift

A JavaScript Developer’s Take on Apple’s Swift

This year Apple succeeded in making their 2014 WWDC one of the key talking points throughout their entire developer community. The event’s keynote contained what many analysts predicted, a new point release of OS X (10.10) as well as a new major release of iOS (8). However, Apple decided to treat developers to a brand…

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Orientation Aware Apps Sencha Touch

Orientation Aware Apps in Sencha Touch Part 1 of 2

Introduction Mobile application development has always had its own unique set of challenges. The effort to create a one-size-fits-all view is effectively doubled when you add orientation change on top of all the various device resolutions in existence. You can get a good idea of the variety at Screen Sizes. There you’ll see dozens of…

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Rapid Prototyping with AngularJS

Rapid Prototyping with AngularJS

Building great web applications is challenging and all great web applications start with a proof of concept or prototype. The majority of single page web applications in production today using modern technology typically leverage a JavaScript framework or library. Pick your flavor: Angular, Ember, React, Backbone, Sencha, Knockout; the list goes on. These frameworks are…

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The new SECRET to cloud and mobile

The new SECRET to cloud and mobile

Once up a time in the world of IT, relatively simple IRR or NPV analysis gauged the financial wisdom of investing in automating a previously manual process. After initial automation, IT complexity (and cost) increased continually, giving rise to more sophisticated financial models to evaluate the cost and benefit sides of upgrades, replacement, or new…

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Why Process Is Not The Outcome We Desire

Why Process Is Not The Outcome We Desire

Process is not the goal. It’s not the end of the journey. It’s not the reason we should be excited. Innovation is seemingly limitless, and industries are changing overnight. According to Richard Foster’s Creative Destruction the average life expectancy of a Fortune 500 company has gone from 75 years to less than 15 years. The…

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