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I asked a question on Twitter last week about jQuery and async calls (thanks @jeefy & @codepo8) – a few folks asked me to post the code I was working on so here it goes. The app is an HTML page for scoring boxing and MMA fights. You can play with the UI here : […]

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A layout transform is a transformation applied before a container’s child elements are laid out. Because the container will position child elements after doing the layout transform, it doesn’t make sense to include a translation as part of a layout transform.  The container positions its child elements based on its layout rules, deciding on the X and […]

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Silverlight made its debut in 2006 with the confusing acronym WPF/E (that’s Windows Presentation Foundation, Everywhere). Indeed the original dream was that a slimmed down version of the .NET Framework could run as a plugin in any browser (including smart phones) and enable developers to wield their weapons of XAML, data-binding, and C# to write line of business apps that would run everywhere. Although it took a few versions to mature, in May of 2011 version 5.0 was released with the features most requested by enterprise users. That was also the year I wrapped up my book about building business
applications with Silverlight, titled Designing Silverlight Business Applications (Addison-Wesley, 2012). In the forward of that book I discussed how the refusal of certain vendors to include the plugin on their smartphones didn’t necessarily mean the demise of Silverlight, but would relegate it to the domain of rich enterprise business applications. HTML5 was still fragmented and JavaScript was a very difficult language to scale across large teams and maintain on enterprise projects. Later that year when Microsoft announced their plans for the upcoming Windows 8 operating system, developers around the world took notice of two things: the...(Read whole news on source site)

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