Simon Ince's Blog

Ramblings of a gadget freak

April, 2010

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    Client Script Patterns: Predictive Fetch

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    Why do you write JavaScript? It's probably for one of two major reasons – Responsiveness or Richness. Richness we know about – it's the flying, sliding, flashing, and sometimes annoying UI features we see J But Responsiveness is much less tangible...
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    jQuery + MVC = Progressive Enhancement

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    If you write a lot of JavaScript, you really should consider adopting Progressive Enhancement as the standard way that you work. This is basically whereby you write a web site without script, and then enhance it with script. The result is a site that...
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    What on Earth is a Lambda Expression?

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    Recently I've spoken with a few customers that have asked what a Lambda Expression is, which surprised me. It seems that a second wave of developers are now starting to use Lambdas (i.e. those that didn't adopt C# 3.0 immediately) and need some pointers...
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    JavaScript Prototypes versus Closures

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    Recently I've been coordinating and authoring some JavaScript best practice documentation, and one area that came up which I thought was interesting was the reason for using prototypes instead of constructors to define JavaScript class members. Thanks...
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    Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0 are out!

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    I can't avoid shouting about this – it's some top news! Check out Scott's post on what is in the box and where to get it.
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    Checklist: Discussing an Azure Migration

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    I've been consulting with various customers of late to help them understand how they can prepare for "the cloud" (specifically Windows Azure), and what elements of their system might need work in order to work well there. This blog post is so that I have...
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    Boundary Analysis

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    This week I hosted an interactive session at the Architect Insight Conference with my colleague Josh Twist ... if you were there thanks for being so interactive! We really enjoyed it and found it useful so I hope you did too. One concept that I mentioned...
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