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Selenium and timing issues
Our project uses KnockoutJS to data-bind data to our html elements (the same would be true for AngularJS binding). We’ve recently moved from testing against localhost to running our Selenium tests against an Azure hosted version of the same site. We’ve been noticing tests fail because of timing issues and the increased latency that weren’t there with the localhost tests. Discovered Approaches Use the driver.GetAndWaitForElement(By selector) method. This will help you make sure the DOM element is ......

Posted On Thursday, October 16, 2014 2:42 PM

Ajax promises without jQuery
I’m trying to move away from jQuery, since I’m using Knockout and AngularJS more all the time. I’ve always done my AJAX calls with the useful jQuery $.ajax( method. Searching for “ajax without jquery” brings up a lot of results, but they all include how to do it with jQuery. First a friend found a tutorial on ES6 promises on HTML5 rocks that included an example of “Promisifying XMLHttpRequest”. Since promises aren’t in all browsers yet (IE and Android Browser) you can polyfill with es6-promise. Or ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 7, 2014 4:20 PM

Better single-page apps with ASP.NET MVC 6 - Steve Sanderson NDC2016
I watched the very interesting talk by Steve Sanderson (KnockoutJs creator) from NDC 2016 yesterday and took some notes and screenshots that are worth sharing. Watch the video, but here is my summary. With Steve on the MVC team, there are a lot of helpful and timesaving features coming to MVC. He says MVC 6, but from the middleware and Mac he uses it has to be ASP .Net Core 1. I’m interested in the NodeServices, but I’m currently using Knockout and want to use Aurelia so it’d be good to see more ......

Posted On Friday, March 4, 2016 5:31 PM

Angular Panel Discussion with Dan Wahlin, Jeremy Likness, John Papa, and Ward Bell
10 Reasons Web Developers Should Learn AngularThere is a very informative video discussing AngularJs, TypeScript, etc that is well worth your time. It got me interested and even excited about Angular and the possibilities. I’m a big fan of KnockoutJs, but this video gave me the bug to look into Angular more. Here’s a good article comparing KnockoutJs and AngularJS. Here are some notes from their discussion: They mentioned the cool demos at babylonjs.com. TypeScript pros and cons around 20 minutes ......

Posted On Monday, February 3, 2014 2:48 PM

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