Category Archives: front end architecture

The Curse of JavaScript: Avoid the powertools until you understand the drill bits.

If I were a gambling man I would bet that everybody that has or is developing using JavaScript (today that is probably all if not most web developers) has started out one day by copying and pasting some script from … Continue reading

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What can ant colonies teach front-end architects?

I just read a great article on Embracing Complexity by the Harvard Business Review¬†and I got a crazy idea about using the same “ant colony” metaphor to describe UIs design and architecture. There¬†is a lot to learn from an ant … Continue reading

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Dojo templates & Google Maps InfoWindow

I have been building mashups using Google Maps since 2007 and one problem I had is passing in the content for these bubbles that show up when you click on a marker i.e. the InfoWindow. One big annoyance with it, … Continue reading

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Dojo How To: Publish / Subscribe

I haven’t been using Dojo for a very long time, just over a year now, but its time I blog about all the little great features I have learned. One of the features I like the most in Dojo is … Continue reading

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