• Cloud Mobile

    Converting PhoneGap/Cordova Projects to AppBuilder

    Interested in using AppBuilder, but worried you may not be able to use it with your existing PhoneGap/Cordova projects? No problem! Jim Cowart explains how you can convert an existing PhoneGap/Cordova project to AppBuilder. It's not difficult, it just requires copying the right files and folders to the right place.
  • Cloud Mobile JavaScript

    Getting Started With Kendo UI Mobile in AppBuilder

    Interested in getting started with using Kendo UI Mobile with AppBuilder? In this post, Jim Cowart helps you hit the ground running, covering the basics of Kendo UI Mobile like views, transitions, data binding and themes.
    February 27, 2014
  • .NET Mobile Web Kendo UI JavaScript

    Getting Started with Kendo UI and MVVM

    New to Kendo UI and the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern? In this post, Jim Cowart looks at what MVVM is, how it can help structure client side code and how it works when using Kendo UI.
    January 14, 2014
  • .NET Mobile Web Kendo UI JavaScript

    Using RequireJS to Load Kendo UI Templates

    I've used RequireJS a lot over the last 2+ years, and as I've been learning Kendo UI, I was curious how well the two could work together. Burke Holland has already written a bit on this topic as well, but I wanted to find out if I could use the "text" loader plugin for RequireJS to load Kendo templates from external files. It turns out, you can. There's just a slight twist in doing so.
    December 17, 2013
  • Cloud Mobile

    Mocking Services & Data in Mobile Apps

    On larger projects, where different team members work on features that are dependent on other team members' contributions, the ability to work as if the feature already exists, when in fact those developers haven't completed it, can keep overall progress chugging along. When it comes to web and mobile apps, one of the classic "divides" occurs between client and server. You might have developers focusing solely on the front end or mobile app, with others focusing on server-side concerns, like web services. Have you ever been on a team where the client-focused developers had to wait for server-side devs to complete work on HTTP services before they could continue on? This does not have to be the case. Mocking HTTP services itself isn't difficult – and depending on your client side architectural choices, you can also mock your data using your models/view models. We take a quick look at two of these options in this post.
    December 03, 2013