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24
June 2015

Gavin Pickin

Post Conference - Session Review - How do I Write Testable Javascript?

Conferences, Dev.Objective, Javascript, jQuery, Unit Testing

dev.Objective() has come and gone, and like my Cordova Hooks session, I wanted to write a review of the session, and provide some additional information for those who attended, or those who wanted to attend. The conference was a blast, lots of great info, lots of great people, one of my highlights of the year... so many talented people, and whether you are in the sessions, or in the hallways, there is always something to learn. I submitted this session because although there is a lot of great information on testing, sometimes the hardest steps are the first steps, and most people are live and breathe testing, forget the first few steps, and how many stumbling points they ran across from. Hopefully this session will help everyone get started with Javascript testing.

18
June 2015

Gavin Pickin

ColdFusion 12 Pre-Release - Are you ready for the next version of ColdFusion?

CFML Language, CFML Server, ColdFusion Install Repo

For those of you who missed Adobe at dev.Objective()... don't worry, Adobe is going to be all over the map now... as they are starting the Pre-Release program for ColdFusion 12. They opened a survey so if you want to get in on the Pre Release Program, you can do so today.

17
June 2015

Gavin Pickin

Cordova Hooks - Deep Dive into my Jasmine Unit Test Hook written in NodeJS

Android, Cordova / Phonegap, Dev.Objective, Ionic, IOS, Javascript, Mobile Development

After my session about Dev.Objective() called “Getting your Hooks into Cordova - Workflows and Build Helpers”, I decided I should do a deep dive into each of my Hooks I discussed in my presentation, and today we’ll look at my Jasmine Unit Tests Hook, written in NodeJS.

10
June 2015

Gavin Pickin

How to solve Authorize.net CFHTTP SSL issues with CFML Engines like Railo and Lucee

CFML Language, Lucee, Migrating to Railo, OpenSSL, Server Admin, Techie Gotchas

There was a lot of noise about CFHTTP not working when Authorize.net was planning on updating their SSLs in May this year. Will Genovese, one of the good people at CF WebTools, posted ‘ColdFusion 8 & 9 CFHTTP still works with Authorize.net’  about early testing and confirmed that ColdFusion 8 and 9, and even some of their customers using 7 had this working. Of course, just the other day, some of my customers, running on Railo / Lucee started to see some issues. This is how I solved those problems.

04
June 2015

Gavin Pickin

Cordova Hooks - Deep Drive into my JS Hint Hook - written in NodeJS

Android, Conferences, Cordova / Phonegap, Ionic, IOS, Javascript, Mobile Development, Node.js

After my session about Dev.Objective() called “Getting your Hooks into Cordova - Workflows and Build Helpers”, I decided I should do a deep dive into each of my Hooks I discussed in my presentation, and today we’ll look at my JS Hint Hook, written in NodeJS.

01
June 2015

Gavin Pickin

Cordova Hooks - Deep Drive into my Cordova Cleanup Hook - written in NodeJS

Android, cfObjective, Conferences, Cordova / Phonegap, Dev.Objective, Ionic, Javascript, Mobile Development, Node.js

After my session about Dev.Objective() called “Getting your Hooks into Cordova - Workflows and Build Helpers”, I decided I should do a deep dive into each of my Hooks I discussed in my presentation, and today we’ll look at my Cordova Cleanup Hook, written in NodeJS.

30
May 2015

Gavin Pickin

Cordova Hooks - Deeper Dive into my Environment Setup Hook Written in NodeJS

Android, Cordova / Phonegap, Dev.Objective, Ionic, IOS, Mobile Development, Node.js

After my session about Dev.Objective() called “Getting your Hooks into Cordova - Workflows and Build Helpers”, I decided I should do a deep dive into each of my Hooks I discussed in my presentation, and today we’ll look at my Environment Setup Hook.

27
May 2015

Gavin Pickin

Post Conference - Session Review - Getting your hooks into Cordova- Workflows and Build Helpers

Android, cfObjective, Cordova / Phonegap, Dev.Objective, Ionic, Javascript, Mobile Development, Node.js, Unit Testing

May 15th, 2015 was the last day of dev.Objective(), and the last session of the day had some great topics, “Devops: journeyman to infrastructure mastery”, ‘Marketing for Developers’, ‘Level Up your Javascript: Understanding the confusing bits’, ‘Web sockets, yes they can do that too', and my session, ‘Getting your Hooks into Cordova - Workflows and Build Helpers'. With mobile and hybrid development really growing into a track of its own, I decided to submit this topic, as I believe Cordova Hooks are a big part of Cordova mobile develop, they save me hours every week, and they are relatively unknown if you search for blog posts about them. When the session was accepted, I took that as a challenge to up my game and really research hooks, and make my presentation a complete resource.

26
May 2015

Gavin Pickin

A quirk of Cross Platform WebSQL in Hybrid Mobile Development for iOS Android and Windows

Android, Cordova / Phonegap, Ionic, Javascript, Mobile Development, Techie Gotchas, WebSQL

When is WebSQL not compatible across devices? This is really a quick question, as if you recall reading in previous blog posts ( if you haven’t read them, I urge you to ) I am using WebSQL for my hydrib mobile app development with Phonegap and Cordova… and although WebSQL is supported on Android and iOS, it is not natively supported on Windows Phones / Devices. That is where the lovely people at MS OpenTech come in, Microsofts Open Source company, which wrote a WebSQL wrapper for SQLite to allow you to work with SQLite like you would WebSQL. FANTASTIC, until you hit those issues… so lets look at a couple of them.

22
May 2015

Gavin Pickin

Strange offline issues with Mac Mail and Gmail over Imap

Techie Gotchas

This is a super short and sweet post, mainly a reminder for myself. Using a mac, I have moved over to using Mac Mail, and for the most part it behaves pretty well.Sometimes I have noticed that I lose my IMAP mail connection with Google. You know that GOOGLE and Gmail should not be down, so what is the problem?

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