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I like trying out new frameworks and writing about them. Below you can find the latest articles I wrote.


Write a widget using Dojo (inheritance)

January 11th, 2014 | 6 min read | Dojo, JavaScript, Web

In the previous tutorial we did everything we needed to set up our widget like providing our template and the localized messages. In this tutorial I will start writing our widget module by explaining the module system and inheritance.

Write a widget using Dojo (resources)

January 11th, 2014 | 7 min read | Dojo, JavaScript, Web

In this simple project I will demonstrate you how you can create your own widget. In this tutorial we will handle several principles/patterns that are commonly used in Dojo. The following topics will be handled: Modularity Dojo inheritance Templating, attach points and events Internationalization Scoping using hitch

Dojo promises & Deferreds

September 29th, 2013 | 6 min read | AJAX, Dojo, JavaScript

It’s already a while ago I wrote my last tutorial, so it’s time for the next one now. In this tutorial I’m going to talk about the Dojo Deferred module, in the JavaScript world also known as promises. As you probably know by now is that JavaScript is a language that makes it easy to […]

JavaScript, toekomst of geen toekomst?

August 22nd, 2013 | 1 min read | Dojo, JavaScript, Web

Wie DZone of andere webdevelopment gerelateerde websites volgt, zal het ongetwijfeld al gemerkt hebben de laatste jaren, JavaScript is bezig met een echte opmars. Waar je enkele jaren geleden enkel nog artikels over jQuery, jQuery en nog meer jQuery zag verschijnen, zie je nu tevens artikels over AngularJS, Backbone.js, Ember.js, Handlebars.js, Component, RequireJS, QUnit, Jasmine, […]

Dojo inheritance, overriding & extending

July 20th, 2013 | 6 min read | Dojo, JavaScript

Dojo is a decent JavaScript framework offering a lot of functionality. One of its biggest trumphs is the possibility to extend modules in an easy way through mixin inheritance. In this tutorial I’m going to show you how you can extend a widget with extra functionality.

Dojo publisher & subscriber

July 12th, 2013 | 5 min read | Dojo, JavaScript

As a third tutorial about Dojo this month I’m going to talk about a very common design pattern called the observer/observable pattern or also known as the publisher/subscriber pattern. JavaScript is a primary event driven language, the problem that occurs often is that one event might trigger multiple actions. When you have to deal with […]

Dojo require vs define

July 9th, 2013 | 6 min read | Dojo, JavaScript

I didn’t exactly plan on writin this, but after a question from an intern, I thought it might be interesting to exaplain the difference between require() and define(). Every developer who has used Dojo or even another JavaScript framework/platform like Node.js and RequireJS, knows that one time or another, you need to load your modules. In Dojo they chose […]

Dojo domReady vs ready

July 8th, 2013 | 6 min read | Dojo, JavaScript

One of the biggest misconceptions in Dojo is what module to choose to create a document-on-load event handler. In Dojo there are two modules that are commonly used, called dojo/ready and dojo/domReady. In this small tutorial I will explain you what the differences are and in what situation you should use them.

JavaScript unit testing met Jasmine

July 7th, 2013 | 7 min read | Jasmine, JavaScript, Testing, Web

Een tijd geleden (rond Januari) heb ik enkele tutorials geschreven over hoe je Java code kan unit testen. In deze tutorial is het tijd om eens een andere taal te unit testen, namelijk JavaScript. Voor JavaScript heb je een groot aanbod aan unit testing frameworks waar momenteel (jammer misschien) nog niet teveel standaarden rond zijn. […]

Meteor RSS reader

June 8th, 2013 | 10 min read | Handlebars.js, JavaScript, Meteor.js, Node.js

Enkele tutorials geleden heb ik uitgelegd hoe je met Handlebars.js templates een eenvoudige RSS reader kon maken. In deze tutorial ga ik hetzelfde verhaal herhalen met Meteor (en natuurlijk zit daar ook Handlebars.js in). In deze tutorial ga ik aan de hand van de vergelijking tussen gewoonweg JavaScript en een full-stack framework zoals Meteor tonen […]