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Let's Make Full-Ass AngularJS Directives

With best intentions we set forth to create the mighty directive. The steepest slope of the dreaded AngularJS learning curve. The "place where the jQuery goes." So what is a directive? We've talked about this before , and decided that they are not where the jQuery goes... usually... if you are…

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Stop writing For loops. Start using underscore.

How many for loops did you write today? This week? Sure. That's harmless enough. Ugly and weird, but not something to really complain about. But this is all too common: Which on the scale of bad code, isn't even that bad, but you start throwing some if s in there and the insanity really starts. I…

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How to Build a Subscription Service on Rails: A Noob's Guide

There are few things as nerve-wracking as pushing your first subscription website into production. Am I covering all the bases? Will everything break and leave me in a pit of customer support sadness? How do I even take payments? Are they just going to laugh at me? Some Background My friend John…

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How to Record a High Quality Screencast

Audio: convert mono to stero add a slight delay to one channel use an EQ add a touch of reverb (not too much) add a little compression

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Why I Built an AngularJS Training Site on Rails

If you're into AngularJS at all, you are probably familiar with the kickass AngularJS video training from egghead.io. If you haven't seen egghead.io, it is a collection of 50+ short "bite-sized" training videos, largely focused on the AngularJS framework. The videos are created by (and feature…

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Configuring Dependency Injection in AngularJS

Dependency injection is the act of supplying values or object instances (dependencies) to target objects from outside of the target object. In many (most?) cases this is automated by a framework, such as AngularJS. This means that a given target object does not create its own dependencies, through…

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Learn AngularJS this Weekend

AngularJS has a reputation for a steep learning curve. It's definitely complex, but follows the 80/20 rule. 20% of the features are what you will use 80% of the time . If you are new to AngularJS and have a weekend to study, there are some very high quality resources that will let you start Monday…

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