July 2nd, 2015
The idea of Web Components and specifically their custom elements, is that you no longer depend on the browser to provide you with elements: you can bring your own. Many blog posts about the subject emphasise how exciting this is. Yes, this is exciting new tech. It gives website owners lots of freedom, but also a big responsibility. I think Web Components have their use case for the web at large, but I can’t help but feeling that for many websites, it will be too costly to create and unnecessary to use custom elements.Read More >
July 1st, 2015
Last week I ran the panel and the Web Components/Modules breakout session of the excellent Edge Conference in London, England and I think I did quite a terrible job. The reason was that the topic is too large and too fragmented and broken to be taken on as a bundle.
Web Components are a great idea. Modules are a great idea. Together, they bring us hours and hours of fun debating where what should be done to create a well-performing, easy to maintain and all around extensible complex app for the web.Read More >
June 29th, 2015
Angular 2 has been rewritten from scratch to take advantage of a lot of new technologies that are coming to the web. One of those technologies are Web Components. In fact, Web Components is a set of four technologies: HTML Imports, Templates, Shadow DOM and Custom Elements. Angular uses templates for structural DOM changes, and Shadow DOM for styles and DOM encapsulation. This article explores Angular 2's Shadow DOM emulations and how we can use it.Read More >
July 3rd, 2015
In this article, we will go through the steps to create first Polymer 1.0 iOS application using Polymer Starter Kit. This shall help us create applications in Polymer and package them as iOS application, which can be installed and run on iOS devices, such as, iPhone, iPad, etc.Read More >
June 29th, 2015
Any technology we choose to build our project, it is very important that our project lifecycle is managed with effective set of tools that make our overall project development efficient. Depending upon the technology, it may take a while, initially, to set it up but once it is in place, the benefit of it cannot be undermined. Besides, it gives you the much needed agility when it comes to releasing quality code, frequently.
In this article, we are going to run through the different stages of a project life-cycle for a Polymer 1.0 project and talk about the related tools that can help you run the project, efficiently.Read More >
June 17th, 2015
Guitar Tuner, despite its cryptic name, is a web app that helps you tune a guitar. I’m sure you, like me, are shocked at this revelation.
Web Components. It’s the perfect time to give Web Components a run out. In this case I had the idea that I could have three components: one to handle the audio input and analysis; one for the dial; and one for the instructions (tune up, down, etc).Read More >