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A jquery-watch Plug-in for watching CSS styles and Attributes

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A few years back I wrote a small jQuery plug-in used for monitoring changes to CSS styles of a DOM element. The plug-in allows for monitoring CSS styles and Attributes on an element and then getting notified if the monitored CSS style changed. This can be useful to sync up to objects or to take action when certain conditions are true after an element update. The original plug-in worked, but was based on old APIs that have now been deprecated in some browsers. There’s always been a fallback to a very inefficient polling mechanism and that’s what unfortunately
had now become the most common behavior.  Additionally some jQuery changes after 1.8.3 removed some browser detection features (don’t ask!) and that actually broke the code. In short the old plug-in – while working – was in serious need of an update. I needed to fix this plug-in for my own use as well as for reports from a few others using the code from the previous post. As a result I spent a few hours today updating the plug-in and creating a new version of the jquery-watch plug-in. In the process I added a few features like the...(Read whole news on source site)

#1,183 – Where Data Templates Are Used

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Data templates dictate how bound data is mapped to one or more control.  A data template can be used in two places: As value of ContentTemplate property for a ContentControl  (e.g. a Label) As value of ItemTemplate property for an ItemsControl  (e.g. a ListBox) Here’s an example of a DataTemplate used as the ContentTemplate for a Label: Here’s an example of a DataTemplate used as the ItemTemplate […]

Career planning: Where do old devs go to?

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We are pretty much always looking for new people, what is holding us back from expanding even more rapidly is the time that it takes to get to grips with our codebases and what we do here. But that also means that we usually have at least one outstanding job offer available, because it takes a long time to fill it. But that isn’t the topic for this post. I started programming in school, I was around 14 / 15 at the time, and I picked up a copy of VB 3.0 and did some fairly unimpressive stuff with it.
I count my time as a professional since around 1999 or so. That is the time when I started actually dedicating myself to learning programming as something beyond a hobby. That was 15 years ago. When we started doing a lot of interviews, I noticed that we had the following pattern regarding developers’ availabilities: That sort of made sense, some people got into software development for the money and left because it didn’t interest them. From the history of Hibernating Rhinos, one of our developers left and is now co-owner in a restaurant, another is a salesman...(Read whole news on source site)

The Morning Brew #1719

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Software Chocolatey: The Alternative Windows Store – Like Yum/Apt-Get – Rob Reynolds and the Chocolatey team are looking to take the project to the next level, and have started a KickStarter to raise funds for the project. Information Measure, optimise then measure again: further refining ‘Have I been pwned?’ – Troy Hunt looks at further […]

ASP.NET MVC 6: What are KRE, KVM, KPM?

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ASP.NET vNext comes with new runtime environment called KRE. Besides KRE that runs ASP.NET vNext applications there are also tools for managing KRE versions and NuGet packages that application uses. This posting gives you quick overview about K-world components and explains shortly how to use them. The post ASP.NET MVC 6: What are KRE, KVM, KPM? appeared first on Gunnar Peipman - Programming Blog.

Cancelling Route Navigation in AngularJS

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This post has been updated to cover AngularJS 1.3+.
Routing provides a nice way to associate views with controllers in AngularJS using a minimal amount of code. While a user is normally able to navigate directly to a specific route, there may be times when a user triggers a route change before they’ve finalized an important action such as saving data.  In this type of situation you may want to cancel the route navigation and ask the user if they’d like to finish what they were doing so that their data isn’t lost. In another situation the user may try
to navigate to a view that requires some type of login or other special handling. If the user hasn’t logged in yet the app can automatically redirect them to a login screen (keep in mind that for security the server always has to double-check things since JavaScript can easily be changed). When route navigation occurs in an AngularJS application a few key events are raised. One is named $locationChangeStart and the other is $routeChangeStart. Starting with AngularJS 1.3+ this is the order that events fire (see this commit by Tobias Bosch for more details):
$locationChangeStart...(Read whole news on source site)

When do you drop old technologies from your resume as a programmer ?

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Here’s an question that aroused during an discussion with one of my friend . When do you drop old technologies from your resume as a programmer ? . Do you really mention every technologies that the programmer has worked on in their resume ? In the beginning of their career , some of the developers [...]
in Software Field?
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SharePoint MVP AMA on October 29th

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You should mark the 29th of October at 1pm EST (18:00 CET) in your calendar. The MVP Chats are back! A couple of years back we regularly held MVP chats where anyone could ask SharePoint MVPs anything (almost at least). These chats was really successful and we received really good feedback. Unfortunately the tool we used for the chats was abandoned and we have been looking for a new way to do this. We think we’ve found a really interesting format for this by using the AMA format at Reddit (/r/sharepoint). There will be at least
fifteen SharePoint MVP’s answering YOUR questions so feel free to tune it the 29th. We will try to make sure that at least one MVP answers your question, the ones most skilled in the topic of the question, and we’ll make sure that not everyone answers it (which normally is an issue with forums like this). We will have experts from infrastructure, to design, to development, to no-code (all definitions of that!) solutions and more, for both SharePoint and Office 365 This will be a great opportunity for all of you to finally get that hard question answered. If...(Read whole news on source site)

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