Twitter: raymondcamden


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Tip: Using Ionic - without Ionic

09-23-2014 481 views Mobile, JavaScript, HTML5 Comments

Pardon the cryptic title. Earlier this morning I was working on a demo (the result of which is documented here) that I knew was going to be rather simple. Therefore I decided to skip using Ionic since AngularJS would have been overkill for what I was producing. I was ok with that, but what I really didn't like was losing live reload and logging in my terminal. Turns out there is a rather obvious way to get that.

Simple photo filters with VintageJS and Cordova

09-23-2014 911 views Mobile, JavaScript, HTML5 Comments

A quick demo today of something I ran into via StackOverflow. VintageJS is a JavaScript library that adds simple camera fitlers, like sepia and vignettes, to pictures. As long as your browser supports canvas, you can make use of the library rather easily. Here is one example, stolen from their docs.

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

09-22-2014 1,176 views ColdFusion 2 Comments

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, second, update the connector.

Finally, I'm sorry to say that I will not be speaking at the ColdFusion Summit this year. I was really looking forward to it, but I had something come up, something kinda important, that will have me quite a bit far away at the same time. I'll give details when I can. I strongly urge you to attend if you haven't gotten a ticket yet. If for some reason my ColdFusion Builder session is not picked up by someone else, you have my word that I'll give it via a Google Hangout sometime in November.

Datalist support in Mobile Chrome

09-18-2014 1,366 views HTML5 2 Comments

iOS8 launched yesterday and it has damn good updates in mobile Safari. I strongly suggest folks read Max Firtman's detailed review here: iOS 8 and iPhone 6 for web developers and designers: next evolution for Safari and native webapps. One thing missing, however, is support for datalist controls. I've blogged about them before and I really like how simple they make basic autocomplete controls. I noticed over on the CanIuse page for datalist that Android 4.4.3 and higher now support it. Here are some screen shots of it in action. Honestly it looks pretty much as you might expect, but I wanted to see for myself.

ColdFusion's ArrayEach and Struct JSON Serialization

09-17-2014 1,334 views ColdFusion Comments

Ok, technically, the two topics mentioned in the subject have nothing to do with each other, but both were interesting things I ran into during my presentation on Sunday so I thought I'd call them out.

Using the New York Times API to Chart Occurrences in Headlines

09-15-2014 2,860 views JavaScript 2 Comments

This weekend while at a conference, I discovered that the New York Times has a pretty deep developer API. It covers both their newspaper data as well as government and regional information. I played around with it a bit and found it very easy to use via JavaScript (I don't think they document it, but they do use CORS so you can skip JSONP) and thought I'd try to build a little experiment. What if we could use the API to map the number of times a keyword appeared in headlines over time?

Video: My top features of ColdFusion 11

09-14-2014 1,754 views ColdFusion 2 Comments

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

Video: Building Hybrid Applications with Ionic

09-13-2014 3,357 views Mobile, Development, JavaScript, HTML5 7 Comments

How cool is NCDevCon? The presentation I finished 10 minutes ago is online. Now. There may be some audio issues in the middle (had some feedback) so you may want to switch to headphones (let me know), but overall, check it out and let me know. I've made no secret of my love for Ionic and I hope this helps people get acquainted with it.

Video Link

p.s. I didn't include my slide deck and example apps, but if folks would like them let me know and I'll post a copy.

Having issues sending a Cordova app to an iOS device? Seeing lldb?

09-11-2014 3,453 views Mobile, Development Comments

Yesterday I ran into an odd issue with an Ionic demo. I was trying to run it on an iOS device and it kept hanging. After about 5 seconds of hanging, I'd see (lldb) and then nothing else would happen. I switched to using the Cordova CLI and confirmed the same thing happened there. After a bit of Googling, I found myself on the Ionic forums at this thread: Error when doing 'ionic run ios'. Long story short, there is a process, lldb, that is hanging around and blocking access to the device. Use the suggested pkill lldb command and you should be good to go.

CommandBox CLI and Package Manager for ColdFusion

09-11-2014 1,712 views ColdFusion 2 Comments

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 and package manager.