Bye-bye tomwayson.net

In my former professional life, I used to do a lot of .Net development, mostly ASP.Net development focussed on whatever alternative to WebForms was available at that time – e.g. ASP.Net MVP (remember that?), ASP.Net MVC, ASP.Net Web Pages. These days, however, I’m primarily a JavaScript developer and it’s been years since I’ve written any .Net code. […]

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Using Bootstrap Map? You Might Not Need jQuery…

I’ve been working with Allan Laframboise to add examples of how to use Esri’s popular Bootstrap Map framework without a dependency on jQuery. The Dojo-Bootstrap library, a Dojo port of the Twitter Bootstrap JavaScript modules, finally has a release candidate that is compatible with Bootstrap 3.x. This enabled us to replace the references to the […]

Removing Unused Dependencies with grunt-amdcheck

I’ve recently been playing with the grunt-amdcheck plugin to remove unused dependencies from AMD modules. It’s common for define statements in an AMD project to accumulate unused dependencies over time as developers refactor, and it’s a good idea to clean those up from time to time as unused dependencies can: Make it harder to maintain […]

Resources from our Esri DevSummit Presentation on JavaScript Testing

At the recent 2014 Esri Developers Summit in Palm Springs, Dave Bouwman, David Spriggs, and I presented on Testing Tools & Patterns for JavaScript Mapping Apps. The video, slides (PDF), and links to related resources from that talk are all now available at the GitHub repository we created for the talk. Personally, I think Dave […]

My GitHub 30 Day Challenge

Last month I challenged myself to try make at least one contribution a day to GitHub for 30 days straight, and as a result I’ve been able to make long overdue updates to all of my existing repositories as well as make meaningful contributions to other peoples’ open source projects. Some of the things I […]

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d.construct 2006 podcast

Thanks to a suggestion Paul Boag made on his boagworld podcast, I’ve been listening to and enjoying very much the podcast of the d.construct 2006 conference. The presenters cover some great real-world examples of how people are using API’s like those from Amazon.com, Flickr, and del.ico.us.