Joining Microsoft

It’s hard to believe that a little over four years ago, Nik and I presented Glimpse for the first time at Mix 2011. We entered the Open Source Fest on a whim with a barely solidified idea, and six weeks later, we launched Glimpse. We had no idea what the response would be, but over […]

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OSS from the trenches – 7 Tips for Maintainers & Contributors

Open source software simply wouldn’t exist without the countless volunteers who give of their time to contribute to projects. These volunteers are the maintainers, contributors and advocates that make the OSS world go round. Countless reasons motivate people to get involved: the need to fix a bug that is preventing them from from using their […]

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Enjoying the Cold at WarmCroc!

Well, what a trip. I’ve just landed back in the country after an amazing conference at WarmCroc in Denmark – in the middle of their WINTER! Like you may have, when I saw where and when the conference was being held, and the fact that it was called “WarmCroc”, I had to look twice. At […]

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jQuery Uri Templates

Uri Templates are one of those little known nuggets of goodness that not enough people know about. I was first introduced to them by Nik when we were creating the contracts between client and server for Glimpse. In this case the server was generating a Uri of a known type, but the structure of the […]

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Now working on Glimpse full time!

As some of you may have noticed, Nik (@nikmd23) and I have been working pretty hard on Glimpse lately. We have been able to put in loads of hours and have just about finished v1. As always, the community has been a huge help and we wouldn’t be where we are today without you. For […]

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Make no assumptions: jQuery and JSONP

The implementation of JSONP in jQuery kinda sucks. Part of the point of jQuery is to abstract away the underlying differences between implementations (mainly browsers) and provide a common interface. You would think this is true across the board but its not quite – well at least when it comes to JSONP. Support for JSONP […]

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