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  • November 19
    ​RESTful Web Service Authentication Changes
    I was trying to alter the authentication schema being used by one of our mobile apps.  This app communicates via REST web service calls to the server over a secure connection, so we were initially passing username/password as plaintext to the server for authentication with no issues. Every call to the web services re-authenticated the us...
  • November 12
    AngularJS 2.0 Reactions
    ​Have you heard the news? Angular 2.0 is on it’s way, and it’s really shaking things up. Not only is 2.0 going to be a complete departure from Angular 1.3, they’re discontinuing 1.3 within 24 months of the 2.0 release, and there will be no upgrade path from 1.3 to 2.0. The community is having some very strong reactions - from absolute condemnation...
  • November 06
    750 Open Source Icons from Google
    ​As a part of their Material Design project, Google Design has released 750 open source icons to use for app development, which can come in especially handy for common actions when creating iOS and Android apps. You can download the icons here. The icons include actions: Images: Devices: well as several others. To lea...
  • October 30
    Accessing SharePoint Data with External AngularJS Application
    ​With the rise of cloud and mobile technology, people expect fast, uninhibited access to data regardless of where they are, what device they’re using, what browser they’re using, or how the data is being stored. SharePoint is a widely popular platform for businesses to utilize for data storage, and access to that data can sometimes be a problem on...
  • October 21
    TechSmith Recording Programs - Which is Best for Screen Recording?
    This post was written by IBS Developer Rick Berryman   ​I wanted to create a tutorial for an online software program, but I wasn’t sure what screen recording software package to use. I tested out three TechSmith screen recording products to see which would work best for me. Here are the results: Camtasia I downloaded the free tutoria...
  • October 10
    Fix for Footer Shift in jQuery Mobile Toolbar
    ​I was using the jQuery Mobile toolbar widget for iOS to create a tablet log-in page. I was using the “always show” feature of the jQuery toolbar in order to keep it locked in place on the screen (which makes the header and footer visible no matter where I scroll on the page). When opening and closing the keyboard, the headers and footers kept sh...
  • October 06
    Improve Your Resume - Avoid These Mistakes
    ​​Have you ever submitted your resume for a job with requirements that your skillset matched to a T, only to find out the company decided to go with someone else? In a competitive market, even the slightest hiccup in your resume can be the difference between landing that new job and continuing the search. Here are a few small, but important, mista...
  • September 29
    Working Remotely – Is it for you?
    ​I read a blog post a while back from Scott Hanselman titled Being a Remote Worker Sucks - Long Live the Remote Worker and as a remote worker myself I found it to be a pretty good synopsis of the benefits and drawbacks of remote work. I have been working remotely for the better part of 4 years now and can definitely relate to some his points. His ...
  • September 04
    Thinking of using Knockout? Here's why we did
    What is Knockout? Knockout is an open source JavaScript Model-View-View Model (MVVM) library. MVVM differs from Model View Controller by not having a controller, as well as directly linking the model to the UI. Another example of MVVM is the binding used in Windows Presentation Foundation. Why we needed Knockout We needed the user to have the...
  • January 29
    Codemash Review
    I was unable to attend Codemash and so was very much looking forward to attending version this year. Due to heavy snow and extreme cold – it was a challenge just getting to the Kalahari but the conference was well worth the extended drive. Including the pre-compiler sessions, I spent roughly half my time in sessions based on fro...
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