23 Feb
2013

DefinitelyTyped TypeScript definitions now on NuGet

I recently started playing with TypeScript on an asp.net MVC web application. We’re leveraging some third party js libraries and found the type definition files over at DefinitelyTyped a huge help when dealing with libraries not originally written in TypeScript. The first thing I tried to do was add them via NuGet and when I […]

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22 Feb
2013

Confessions of a Sublime Text-aholic

It’s true. I’m a Sublime Text addict. It’s by far my favorite development tool. End of story! Just to illustrate, earlier this week, a member of our development team asked how to quickly remove all empty lines from a very large text file. I quickly came up with the following: Press CTRL-F. Enable regular expressions […]

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13 Feb
2013

It’s Markdown, no, PowerShell. Wait its Markdown formatted PowerShell.

I created an introductory presentation on PowerShell a while back and posted it on my GitHub. I first gave the presentation at the NNSDG and decided to also submit it as a talk to the Boise Code Camp this year. (Looks like I’ll be going ? track me down @staxmanade if you?d like to say […]

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10 Feb
2013

Agile for Families in the WSJ

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Elegant Code readers know I have used agile practices with my kids and family for years now. I even write and speak about it occasionally. Here are some past articles on the subject, and one podcast. Fast forward to yesterday?s article in the Wall Street Journal entitled, ?Run Your Family Like a Business? by Bruce […]

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8 Feb
2013

Writing Fast, Memory-Efficient JavaScript

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Earlier this week, I read this great article titled ?Writing Fast, Memory-Efficient JavaScript? by Addy Osmani. This is a highly recommended read for anyone involved in writing JavaScript code. The topics that I found to be particularly interesting were the apparent fact that it?s better to avoid the delete keyword and cached functions in the […]

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