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Posted on May 29, 2015 by

AngularJS 1.4.0 is released – what’s new?

The AngularJS team has released version 1.4.0 on May 27th. This has been a long-awaited release, with several re-written APIs. Notably absent is the new router (now being called the Angular Component Router) which is slated for version 1.5. The work on the router took a slight detour, moving to the Angular 2.0 repository to […]

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Posted on May 27, 2015 by

A gentle introduction to Vagrant, the automated Virtual Machine builder

As a developer, you've probably heard about Vagrant, Docker, Chef and other VM and container tools. This series of articles will attempt to explain what these tools do and why you may want to investigate using them. At the end I'll provide you a few scenarios of how to work with these tools to set […]

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Posted on May 18, 2015 by

On Learning to Code – 5 Things I Want To Tell Every Girl

Becca Refford is an intern here at Chariot Solutions where she is learning to program in Java and JavaScript. She also serves as the producer of the Chariot podcast series where she edits our podcasts and books guests. She began her tech life as a student in the TechGirlz program, and is committed to continual learning and self-improvement.

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Posted on Apr 01, 2015 by

Interesting Talks from Scala Days 2015

I was able to attend Scala Days 2015 in San Francisco and see some excellent presentations on the Scala ecosystem. I'd like to highlight ones that were of particular interest to me. Scala - where it came from, where it's going Martin Odersky's keynote was interesting in a few ways. First, he laid out two […]

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Posted on Mar 15, 2015 by

The new Angular router – naming conventions

As of this time, the new router has a few naming conventions to be aware of. Modifying the components directory I didn't want to place my components in the root directory of my web application - instead I wanted to stick with a convention where I store all Angular code within an app prefix instead. […]

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Posted on Mar 15, 2015 by

The new Angular Router – a simple example

In this post, we'll look at how the new AngularJS router is configured, and how you can use it to route to a view area on a page. We'll follow up with more sophisticated examples later, but for now, this is a simple 'getting started' post. I've taken a copy of a release candidate of Angular 1.4.0, the Router as of the week of 3/15/2015, and the latest version of Angular Material Design - a nice and simple UI layout API that is a nice alternative to Twitter Bootstrap. I used it for a simple image gallery display program.

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Posted on Mar 09, 2015 by

ng-conf 2015 – Day 1 keynote with Brad Green, Igor Minar – Angular 1, 2, new router and more

Our next article covering ng-conf 2015 discusses the first-day keynote. Overall, it contains the most high-level strategy of any of the sessions, and covers where Angular 1.x and 2.0 are going, as well as information about APIs such as the new router and animation libraries. Paving the way forward - Angular 1 and 2 As […]

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Posted on Mar 09, 2015 by

ng-conf 2015 – Misko Hevery’s Angular 2.0 Keynote – syntax, approach

We start our coverage of ng-conf 2015 with day 2's keynote by Misko Hevery, because that's what everyone had been waiting for since the debut of 2.x at his keynote back at ng-conf Europe. This time, Misko laid out the rationale for the platform rewrite quite clearly, explaining that it was driven by developer productivity […]

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Posted on Feb 16, 2015 by

Akka HTTP: Getting Started

In this tutorial we'll create a very simple web app using Akka HTTP.

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Posted on Feb 09, 2015 by

Android density buckets, or how to work with your designers…

Let me start by saying that I'm new to Android development although I've been messing around with the ecosystem for a few years now. That being said, I did have a prior experience with Java and various front-end frameworks. So how does Android development compare with your plain old development? Well, in short words its […]

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