Good to be back!

Hi everyone, I am back!

I’m writing this post because of a really interesting comment, one of my reader’s. I was happy to read that comment. Thank you, Derrick! I started to write a comment to answer Derrick but I found myself near to writing a small novel. I wanted to give a good answer, because it was a comment with good thoughts and he spent time to form and to write it to me. It deserved a well thought-out answer.  From the other side I was just about days to write a new blog post. To introduce a new series of blog posts. So the two of this merged into one in my head and that’s how all of this come into existence.

Derrick were right about mixing the two world – jQuery and Angular is not the best idea. Back in those days I talked about that with the members of our team and the developer of the original DataTables as well. It was almost 2 years ago. We were between the two worlds. We were new in Angular but dedicated us to learn it. We had of course a pressure to develop new features and no one wanted to pay only for refactoring the code. But we tried to build a new system from the ashes of old one. We had no time to rewrite everything.  We had some legacy controls written in jQuery and we needed to integrate some of them to the new version as fast as possible. Wrapping them was the way we chose. Most of the new controls and features were developed in the true Angular way but we didn’t have the time and the knowledge to develop a full featured data table fast enough. That’s why I chose to wrap a good one and integrate it into our system. With my current knowledge I would decide otherwise but it was the way, the first steps in fact to get this knowledge what I have now.

I was happy to be able to do that. I wanted to share it with the world. This knowledge could also be important and helpful for a lot of people – I thought. As it was regarding to the emails I got in this theme.

CPTheGoodOlDays_796907061 2 years went by. My knowledge improved a lot. Angular itself improved a lot. Super and free 3rd party controls are all over the world. I am not by that company at all and I had the fortune to work on a fully Angular project with talented guys and learn a lot. But unfortunately I didn’t have the time to blog about all of it.

Until NOW!

Because I am already preparing the material to blog about something new.

(It would be good to blog about the best practices in Angular we taught. I hope someday I will have the time to collect and share all of them. But it isn’t the time. – I will explain why I have time for new things but for the older not.)

In the last couple of months I was working on a new and interesting section of front-end development. As a member of a small team (3 members) I was developing and publishing a browser extension for Chrome and Firefox. It was new for our department in the company, we collected a lot of know-how and fortunately after publishing a stable version the management allocated time for us to share this new know-how with the others as well. Of course it will be published on inside wiki pages and the samples are confidential.

BUT working on that gives me a lot of written material – written in work – that I could use as base for blogging about the processes and best practices of extension development. That motivated me to start developing a smaller extension in my free time. Going through all of the steps once again. Trying out some new technologies to quicken the development (such as Parse and maybe React as well). And of course blogging all about.

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I could just hope that I will publish interesting and helpfully information for all of you, my readers. Furthermore hopefully other readers will have the motivation to write me comments too as you did, Derrick. Thanks again!

All comments and constructive criticism are welcome!

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Disturbance in the Force

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Dear visitor, if you’re visiting my blog regularly you could realize that I didn’t write new articles for a time. It is sad. I really would like to write new articles to this blog but I ran out of AngularJS projects for a while. It is even sadder.

I could write some articles about what is happening out there around AngularJS, because everything is changing, but writing about what I just read is not my way of blogging. I want to write just about real experiences, about things that I could try out in a real life project. And for now there is no new AngularJS project on my horizon.

This post will be about sharing my favorite resources about AngularJS, that you, my dear follower could visit as well to be up to date. These are the channels I watching as well and I could refer to you too.

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  • Egghead.io
    Really good and short video tutorials about the whole ecosystem of angularjs.
  • Year of moo
    A very good blog abut angularjs extra topics. It gives deep dive informations in a well structured way. I really like to read it. My favorite articles were about debugging & testing and about SEO.
  • ng-newsletter
    This is a weekly newsletter about angularjs, which collects interesting articles from all over the world.
  • ng-book
    A good book about AngularJS.
  • In this January there was the first angular.js conference!
    It was very cool and there is no problem if you missed it, the presentations are available on youtube.
  • Make your own AngularJS
    It was a very big luck that I found this blog post, the post about writing your own angularjs.
    It is very good article because you can look behind the scenes and you are not alone (like when you just look into the source code for something) you have a full guided tour.
    (There is not just a blog series there is a book as well and if you have a chance and would like to learn more you can buy the book. I bought it and really worth it.)

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OFF TOPIC:
Otherwise my really loved hobby is developing mobile applications. I worked with windows phone for a couple of years and developed some applications for it. But in the last years I was really interested in android as well and for some time past I developing for android as well. During this time I wrote a lot of notes for myself and I think publishing them could be a good idea. It contains a lot of useful information for fresh starters. If you are interested you could visit my blog. I will start posting articles soon! : )

I promise I will not forget this blog neither and as soon as I get new interesting knowledge in the javascript/angular world I will write about it. To get the information from first hand feel free to follow me on twitter @FerencKun

Start up

This is my journey into the world of javascript,
but dear reader, I hope it will be our journey together!

It is a whole new world for me after working so much only with Microsoft related technologies,
I’m definitely ready to conquer it.

I started to be interested in javascript about one and a half years ago.
First, it was just about reading and playing with smaller examples, well, everybody has to start somewhere. But the more I learned about it, the more I felt gaps in my knowledge so I decided to change and put more effort on understanding such problems.

I have just changed my job, which gives me the possibility to work with javascript technologies in bigger projects. Solving programming puzzles and sucking with hard tasks in a real life project is the best way to learn and I did/do both. : )

This blog will be about my experiences gained during these project works.

There will be posts about almost everything from javascript world. About server side-, client side javascript, about no-sql and testing as well and so on.

I hope you will enjoy and of course learn from it!

Spoiler:
The first series will be about creating a data table as an angular.js directive including the use of jQuery and Twitter Bootstrap.