Articles by Raymond Camden

  • Cordova, Plugins, and Determining What Supports What

    Cordova, Plugins, and Determining What Supports What Earlier today a user on the Cordova development list asked if plugins are tested against only the current release of the SDK. This brought up an interesting discussion that I’m summarizing here. First, there is still an idea of “core” plugins versus “third party” plugins. Core plugins include […]

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  • Cordova and Large Asset Downloads

    Cordova and Large Asset Downloads – An Abstract Doing something a bit different today. A PhoneGap user contacted me yesterday with an interesting problem. He and I discussed it over a quick Google Hangout, and I thought I’d write up some thoughts about our discussion. Ultimately I want to build a proof of concept around […]

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  • ColdFusion Jedi is no more…

    ColdFusion Jedi is no more… I’ve already had multiple people ping me about this so I thought it was a good idea to make sure folks knew I was aware. I have not used the coldfusionjedi.com domain in a long time, but each year I was renewing. After some advice from a reader, I put […]

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  • CommandBox CLI and Package Manager for ColdFusion

    CommandBox CLI and Package Manager for ColdFusion I’m a few days late on this, but I wanted to be sure my readers knew about the release of CommandBox by Ortus Solutions, the same fine folks behind the ColdBox series of products. CommandBox provides probably the number one feature missing from ColdFusion – a command line […]

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  • Yesterday

    Yesterday Are you in China again, Ray? Business or is this another family trip?! I’ll answer in a week or so. 🙂 You need a “Like” button Ray Please refrain from posting large blocks of code as a comment. Use Pastebin or Gists instead. Text wrapped in asterisks (*) will be bold and text wrapped […]

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  • Nunjucks templating by Mozilla

    Nunjucks templating by Mozilla This is mainly just a FYI type post, but earlier this week I discovered Nunjucks, a client-side templating language by Mozilla. I’ve been pretty much sold on Handlebars as my template language, but Nunjucks has a lot going for to it. Out of the box it seems to support a lot […]

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  • self.getFamily().addOne().addOne()

    self.getFamily().addOne().addOne() As I’ve mentioned almost every year, November is “National Adoption Month.” My wife and I have grown our family via adoption. It is an incredibly wonderful experience and one I’d recommend to anyone. It isn’t easy, but, nothing about being a parent is, right? If you’ve ever considered adoption then this would be a […]

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  • Another IndexedDB Bug

    Another IndexedDB Bug – Possibly While looking at another IndexedDB bug with Safari (https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=136155), I encountered a bug with Chrome. It was a bit awkward to describe so I decided to make a quick video. I’d greatly appreciate it if folks could try and recreate this. If so, I’ll file a bug with the Chrome […]

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  • Cordova, the Camera plugin, AngularJS, and Ninja Cats.

    Cordova, the Camera plugin, AngularJS, and Ninja Cats. Just a random tip for folks who may run into this in the future. I’m working on a mobile app for a client and I’m using both Cordova and AngularJS. The application allows people to select a photo from their gallery or take a new picture. It […]

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  • Video: My top features of ColdFusion 11

    Video: My top features of ColdFusion 11 Here is the other presentation I did at NCDevCon – a review of my top features of ColdFusion 11. I should totally be in marketing. Honest. Ray’s Top Features of ColdFusion 11

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  • Timing out users by role in a ColdFusion Application

    Timing out users by role in a ColdFusion Application Late last month a reader asked me if it was possible to override the session timeout so that he could provide different time outs based on a user role. As far as I know there is no direct way of doing this. There may be a […]

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  • My review of Ionic’s Visual Application Builder

    My review of Ionic’s Visual Application Builder Let me begin by saying that – like most developers I think – I have a pretty strong distrust for visual builders for applications. I’ve been burned by too many tools that create something pretty on screen but generate a horrible mess of code behind the scenes. I […]

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  • UX question, handling notifications

    UX question, handling notifications Ok, just a random note. I was going to post this on Google+ but figured I’d get a broader reach here on my blog. Lately I’ve run into two sites that handle notifications in a way that kinda bug me. I wanted to see if it bugs you too. I’m also […]

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  • ColdFusion 11 Updated, and my (non)appearance at the ColdFusion Summit

    ColdFusion 11 Updated, and my (non)appearance at the ColdFusion Summit First, the good news. Today Adobe released the first update to ColdFusion 11: ColdFusion 11 – Update 1. You can update via the normal admin interface. Please note that this update includes a connector update for IIS. If you are using IIS, first, I’m sorry, […]

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  • Delaying an Edge Animate asset until visible

    Delaying an Edge Animate asset until visible – Part 6 Welcome back to the thread that won’t die. I’ve blogged (see related links below) about this topic six times now. It started off as something simple – making an Edge Animate animation wait to run until visible – but it has turned into a pretty […]

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  • Cordova Example: Writing to a file

    Cordova Example: Writing to a file As you know, lately I’ve been publishing simple Cordova examples that involve the file system. I’m working on a demo that involves background asset downloads (see the blog entry) but I thought I’d take a break from that and write up something super simple, but hopefully helpful, that demonstrates […]

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  • Syncing Brackets extensions across multiple machines

    Syncing Brackets extensions across multiple machines This really isn’t a new tip, but as someone just asked on Twitter for a quick explanation, I thought I’d write it up. If you want to sync Brackets extensions across multiple machines, the easiest way to do it is with Dropbox, or a Dropbox-like service. As long as […]

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  • Thoughts on Integrating Ionic into an Existing Application

    Thoughts on Integrating Ionic into an Existing Application Earlier this week a user asked me a question about integrating Ionic into an existing application. @raymondcamden – Do you have a resource which documents how to integrate ionic into a current Cordova/PG project ? — Brian Hamana (@MobileWebApp) October 15, 2014 I had some thoughts on […]

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  • Beautiful

    Beautiful Please refrain from posting large blocks of code as a comment. Use Pastebin or Gists instead. Text wrapped in asterisks (*) will be bold and text wrapped in underscores (_) will be italicized.

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  • My Modern Web Conference presentation is now available online

    My Modern Web Conference presentation is now available online As the title says, my presentation from the Modern Web Conference is now available to watch online. I’ve embedded it below. You can find the complete list of videos here.

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