Early into development of a fairly large modular SPA, we found ourselves needing to ask the user a series of complex questions during a complex chain of business logic. We built a quick little ViewModel and template to display to the user, added some assignable callbacks that it would generate buttons for, and called it […]
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When it comes to input validation for rich websites and Single Page Applications, a lot of the patterns out there rely on markup in the HTML/View. This works OK for smaller applications, but is terrible for larger applications that expect to be maintained and extended over time. In the past couple years I have used […]
We’ve been using Angular for client-side apps for a couple years now, and it has mostly been great. The data binding works well, and the baked in dependency injection makes it very easy for our team of C# developers to write unit tests. There have been some painful moments, but they’ve mostly been growing pains […]
Setting up a development environment for LessThanDot is kind of tricky, where “tricky” is defined somewhere between “I have PHP on my Windows box” and “at least I’m running it in a version of Apache”. Recently I realized I had misplaced my local development environment somewhere and needed a way to make some changes. Have […]
Recently I found myself wanting a new kind of safety net. There are any number of surprise problems that can show up in front-end development, from mistyped image URLs to bad output when the minification script barfs to the unexpected surprises after adding new dependencies. As an application scales from smaller to larger, it becomes […]
Hi, A quick post for anyone else who has been literally dying from a lack of sleep trying to workout something that should be fairly simple. Quick background: I got interested in Web API after I decided to build a friend a simple booking website driven by HTML5, jquery and originally an ASP.NET/c# .NET 4 […]
Here is an overview of the articles I published in the second quarter of 2015. INTENSE SCHOOL Book Review: Query Tuning & Optimization by Benjamin Nevarez MSSQLTIPS I’ve been busy writing tips! Purging Entity Members in SQL Server Master Data Services Using the Transaction History in SQL Server Master Data Services Introduction to Power Query for […]
A while back a give a session at the element61 Microsoft Business Analytics Day, a free event where the capabilities of the Microsoft BI platform is demonstrated alongside client testimonials. I gave a session called “Drilling across Analysis Services cubes using Power Query”, which talked about how you can use Power Query to do a […]
This year I have the opportunity again to speak at ITPROceed, the biggest (Microsoft-related) conference in Belgium for the IT professional. The conference takes place the 11th of June at Utopolis Mechelen. My session is situated in the Data Platform & Internet of Things track and is titled Demystifying Power BI. Basically it introduces the full Power […]
I recently finished the book Now You See It: Simple Visualization Techniques for Quantitative Analysis by Stephen Few of Perceptual Edge. Stephen Few is a data visualization guru and his books about designed visualizations has changed my career in BI and how I develop reports and dashboards. Few currently has three books published (with a […]