Earlier this morning I saw the following tweet:
This is something of a pet peeve of mine, and something I tend to whine about from time to time, so I will more than understand if you take this opportunity to stop reading and do something more productive than to listen to me complain. Still here? Good. Yesterday Chrome 37 was released. Awesome. So what changed? Let's (try) to find out.
It isn't uncommon for Amazon to ship items from my wish list and leave off the name of the person who sent it to me (and if you ever sent me something and never got a thank you - that's why) - but this gift was sent to me and it wasn't even on my list. So... whoever you are... thank you! It has joined my collection. One day I'll share photos of my Star Wars collection. It hasn't quite hit Hoarders level yet, but I'm getting there.
Apparently everyone is expecting the announcement of the iWatch in a few weeks, and wearables are going to be "The Thing" for the next few years. But I've been rocking a Pebble for a while now and I really dig it. It isn't as sexy as some of the newer smart watches, and who knows how it will compare to whatever Apple is doing, but it is affordable (reasonably affordable) and simple. If you are considering picking up a smart watch, definitely check it out.
Ok, kind of a lame title, but it's Friday so I get a pass, right? I've presented (and written) on IndexedDB over the past few years, but it isn't something I've really worked with, or demoed, lately. There's been some interesting updates related to the technology though so I thought I'd share some news about IndexedDB. Now may be a great time to take a look at it again.
A few months ago I blogged about the awesome new tool we released, Project Parfait. Project Parfait lets you upload and inspect PSDs directly in the browser. For developers like myself this was especially nice. As powerful as Photoshop is, I don't have a lot of experience with it. I found Project Parfait to be a much easier tool. As a web developer, being able to quickly see color palettes, font faces, and sizes was a huge benefit.
Last month I blogged about an odd issue with Axis2 web services. Basically, the CFC was persisting past the initial hit. Normally CFCs are recreated on every request. This didn't seem to be the case with Axis2 web services.
I promise - I'm not turning into a complete Ionic fan boy, but if you want to call me an unofficial evangelist for them (especially since I don't do that for Adobe anymore), I certainly won't mind. This weekend I was working on the book I'm writing covering Cordova, and as part of that process I worked through the complete setup for doing Cordova development with Android. Most of the time I use iOS but for the book I wanted a platform anyone could use. In fact, I specifically did my testing in Windows since I know that many people use Windows and Cordova development has been a bit tricky there in the past.
I decided to move my PhoneGap/Cordova FileSystem FAQ from a Google Doc to my Cordova Examples repository. I figured this would make it a bit easier for folks to edit and simpler for me to commit those changes. You can find the FAQ here:
Folks know that I've been madly in love with the Ionic framework lately, but I've run into an issue that I'm having difficulty with. I thought I'd blog about the problem and demonstrate a solution that worked for me. To be clear, I think my solution is probably wrong. It works, but it just doesn't feel right. I'm specifically sharing this blog entry as a way to start the discussion and get some feedback. On the slim chance that what I'm showing is the best solution... um... yes... I planned that. I'm brilliant.