• .NET Mobile Web Kendo UI JavaScript

    jQuery Context Overload

    I'm sure most of you can relate to that feeling you get when you learn about something that you're pretty sure everyone else already knows about. Something fundamental. I remember when I learned that I could test for nullable integers in C# by using hasValue. Or when I first learned that you could use array notation in JavaScript to dynamically access properties and methods. Sometimes we don't talk about these things. We sort of just look around to make sure no one was watching when we were the last to find out.
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    Asset Management, the Status Quo and Areas Of Opportunity

    Why do we organize assets the way we do? It must be rooted in tradition. Back when the internets were first getting started, and the world wide web was at version “1.0”, we just didn’t have that many .css or .js files to organize. So we put all our .css files in a public directory called “assets/css” and all our .js files in a public directory called “assets/js”, and we were done ... but there must be a better way.
    June 06, 2013
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    To Navigate, Or Not To Navigate?

    Routers are powerful tools in Single Page Applications, and Kendo UI's router provides an API to wrap up this power. But the API hides a lot of potential complexity and performance issues if you're not careful. Calling the navigate method without regard for the current context of the application and whether or not that context is changing can result in unwanted re-rendering of the entire application. This can reduce the responsiveness of the app, waste time re-drawing content that isn't changing, and cause a lot of flickering on the screen - and none of this is desirable from a user's perspective.
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    Making A ListView Timeline

    The timeline has become a ubiquitous part of our user experience. It started with Facebook and Twitter, and now Pinterest and the Google+ interface have given us a new take on the same concept: display a list of items to the user. As they scroll down the page, add in the next batch of items. Sometimes those new items are added automatically (ala "endless scrolling"), and often there is a "push to load more" button, like in Instagram's new website.
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    This Month in the Kendo UI Labs (May 2013)

    Today, we’re starting a new, monthly series that highlights notable activity in the Kendo UI Labs, including new projects, updates and key contributors.
    May 23, 2013