Jamstack is not a toolset; it’s a development methodology that can improve performance, productivity, and flexibility while keeping maintenance simple. Julio Sampaio explains what it is and why you might want to use it.
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Organizations can take advantage of pre-built services to build their own software faster. In this article, Hitendra Patel demonstrates how an organization can provide authentication services for a web-based application.… Read more
In today’s world, people expect any web page to look and work flawlessly whether they are viewing through a monitor or a tiny smartphone and everything in between. In this article, Dino Esposito discusses one attempt to make developing web pages easier for any device or browser.… Read more
Bootstrap 4 functionality makes it easy for developers to make web forms better and more intuitive for the user. In this article, Dino Esposito covers how to change the look and feel of core form controls like checkboxes and radio buttons that previous versions of Bootstrap left untouched.… Read more
Filling out online forms is often tedious, but it's even more frustrating when the input is not checked until you click Submit. In this article, Dino Esposito shows how to create smart forms that validate the input as it's being entered.… Read more
Creating forms is one of the most basic skills for a web developer. It’s easy to, do but achieving the best user experience takes some work. In this article, Dino Esposito demonstrates how to improve the usability and functionality of web forms.… Read more
Bootstrap provides an easy way to add modal dialogs to web pages. Dino Esposito explains how to create modal dialogs with Bootstrap and describes the improvements available with Bootstrap 4. … Read more
Azure Active Directory is a service that provides an authorization layer for different kinds of web applications easily. It is possible to implement it with many programming languages. Jakub Kaczmarek describes the development of an authorization procedure used in an Angular-based Chrome extension project.
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It may seem a tricky task to create a Chrome extension with TypeScript and Angular 4 but it turns out to be relatively simple. The advantage is that you gain the modularity of Angular and the object-oriented programming experience with strong typing of Typescript. Jacub explains how it is done.… Read more
If you are developing a web application, almost every design decision you make can introduce a security flaw if you get it wrong. Although attacks are becoming more common, and more widely reported, the same common errors continue to provide the most opportunities for hackers. OWASP provides a 'top ten' security problems. Vishwas here describes them and explains how to avoid them… Read more
Sometimes a request from a user who doesn't appreciate the limitations of the technology can jolt you into discovering that an application feature that was, until recently, difficult to achieve is suddenly relatively easy. Dino was asked to allow the user to take photographs and associate them with an item of work. After he'd recovered from the shock, he decided that it was achievable, and now describes how he went on and did it.… Read more
Surely, not much could be simpler than using the HTML INPUT element? Actually, it was always a trouble for dates, what with having to check dates for validity and coping with all the languages and conventions. Now with HTML5, the 'date' type, and so many date-pickers that are either built-in or part of frameworks, it can become a complex decision about how you best deal with date input. Dino explains the issues of inputting dates into web applications.… Read more
It seems a great idea to have your application on all the main mobile platforms as well as on the desktop. Nothing beats writing an app specially for each device, but then you've created a full-scale maintenance headache. Are technologies like PhoneGap/Cordova or Adobe Air, using a browser-based UI, the perfect compromise? If so, what frameworks do you use?… Read more
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