• .NET Mobile Web Kendo UI

    What Carl Sagan Taught Me About Software

    Software ecosystems are vital to a developer's success. It's hard to place a value on the benefit derived from being able to lean on other's experience, as well as easily find and digest content that's relevant to your project. Ecosystems don't just sprout up overnight though. It takes the right timing, the perfect conditions and lots of love and cultivation. Trying to actively create a new ecosystem around a product or platform is a lot like terraforming. Carl Sagan knows a thing or two about that.
    February 13, 2014
  • .NET Mobile Web Kendo UI

    Please Respect The "Back" Button

    SPA's are a great new immersive way to build applications, but in the process of building the shiny and new, we have forgotten the core principles of the web. The net result is a broken experience for users. The back button commands respect and cannot be ignored simply because we are circumventing traditional browser posting in favor of SPA routing. In this article we'll look at how to build a SPA without breaking the web.
    January 07, 2014
  • .NET Mobile Web Kendo UI

    Kendo UI Open Sources Dynamic LINQ Helpers

    Over the holiday season, the engineering team open sourced the Dynamic LINQ Helpers to provide ASP.NET developers a simple way to handle communication between Kendo UI widgets and Entity Framework queries. This article looks at how to install and use the dynamic LINQ helpers in a variety of ASP.NET environments.
    January 02, 2014
  • Cloud Mobile

    Why "Cloud" Is A Dirty Word

    The word "cloud" gets thrown around a lot these days, but what exactly is "the cloud"? Is it a database? Is it email? Is it a backup service? Although the term has lost most of it's meaning, the cloud is a growing solution for businesses and organizations of all size. There is something in the cloud for everyone.
    December 17, 2013
  • .NET Mobile Web Kendo UI

    Extending The Kendo UI Validator With Custom Rules

    Form validation is like politics: It sounds like a simple problem to solve. It's not until you get involved that you discover what a nasty and convoluted business it is. Kendo UI can't solve all of the issues of politics, but it does have quite a few validation tricks up it's sleeve. Some widgets (like the Kendo UI Grid) have validation baked right in. The same framework that these widgets use is exposed for you to use as well.
    December 10, 2013