Angular JS Magazine on Flipboard

I have been working with AngularJS for about a year now, trying to learn as much as I can about this growing framework. It’s been a wild ride and I’m going to post a summary of my likes and dislikes as I think it’s worth mentioning.

In the meantime, I would invite you to check out my magazine on Flipboard which I created. It has over 100 articles that were very useful to me and could be useful to others.

View my Flipboard Magazine.

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Top 5 Articles : Week of November 25

During the the week of November 25th, I really started to dive into Angular JS. My top 5 articles of the week are mainly about AngularJS, an MVC framework by Google.

#1 : AngularJS WebInspector Extension for Chrome

AngularJS seems to be gaining ground quicker than Backbone.js, or at least the support seems to be much better. Batarang is a useful Chrome Developer tool for working with AngularJS, its free and very easy to use. Check it out!

#2 : Advanced Design Patterns and Best Practices

In this presentation which was originally created for a conference, but has been repurposed to view on the web – the creators provide best practices for getting started with AngularJS. The hardest part for me on any project is getting started and making sure Im setting up my application with the right structure for scalability. This article provides best practices and other tips.

#3 : AngularJS Video Tutorial: Filters

I found this resource while looking for tutorials on AngularJS. provides video tutorials on the basics of getting started with AngularJS for free, and more advanced tutorials for a fee. This one in particular I thought was very cool, you can setup filters in AngularJS very quickly!

#4 : How replacing Java with JavaScript is paying off for PayPal

Great article, it’s awesome to see how bigger companies are replacing older, slower technologies with newer, faster JS frameworks. This article gives proof to non-believers that JavaScript can make the front-end experience better along with the back-end experience. JavaScript is becoming a real player in web application development!

#5 : An Introduction To Full-Stack JavaScript

Last but not least, a nice overview from Smashing Magazine on Full-stack JavaScript. It’s a well written article from a PHP programmer’s perspective on how moving to a full-stack JavaScript web application can great improve performance and efficiency.

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How to implement Bronto Email JavaScript Conversion tracking in Google Tag Manager

This tutorial will show you how to setup Bronto Advanced JavaScript Conversion tracking using Google Tag Manager. Bronto Advanced JavaScript tracking gives you more visibility to all of the products that customers are purchasing, then allows you to create better segmentation based on better conversion data. This blog post from Bronto is a good explanation of what benefits you will get from Advanced conversion tracking. Google Tag Manager allows setup and deployment of third-party tracking and conversion pixels in a more controlled environment without the help of IT resources.

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What are Web Hooks?

In an effort to push my skills front-end development with jQuery, I have began trying to learn more about Web Hooks. Web Hooks are essentially user-defined callbacks or events, which can be used in a number of different ways as perfect example is (a real-time web analytics application.)

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jQuery for Designers – Web Designer Magazine Article available now!

It’s been a little while since I have posted, but there is good reason as I have been busy with other projects. One project that I’m particularly proud of is I just wrote my first magazine article. The article is “jQuery for Designers” which is the cover story for Web Designer Magazine issue 189 and is on starting sale October 19, 2011.

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jQuery: Text Input Split Tutorial

This tutorial will show you how to take one input field and split the contents into two hidden fields, which is useful when you have limited space on a form. In my example, I have a field called Name, but I would like the value split into two fields and stored in the database in two different columns First Name and Last Name. Using JavaScript and a little simple trickery, we can make this happen.

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Building a better image mouseover using jQuery

jQuery is a very versatile library when it comes to manipulating the DOM and proved to be instrumental in creating an image mouseover script recently for a friend’s website. I feel as though what I created is rather elegant, so I decided to explain how to create it below.

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Smashing jQuery by Jake Rutter

My new book, Smashing jQuery, is now available in Kindle format on Amazon and will also be available in paperback format starting Feb. 8th. I received my first few copies of the book on Monday and Im very pleased with how the book has turned out.

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Smashing jQuery Book – Editing Stage Complete!

As of Thursday November 4, I have completed phase two of the editing stage of my book Smashing jQuery. I started the project back in July, completing the writing stage at the end of September, then completed the first round of author review in October and the second round of Author review on Thursday November 4. Im happy to say that the book is on it’s way to Production and I can finally take a breather!

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Smashing jQuery Book.

Hello, It has been a few months since I have written a post, but for good reason. I have been busy both at work with two new website implementations and more importantly in my spare time I have been writing a book on jQuery. The book is titled “Smashing jQuery” and should be out by the end of the year, Im guessing.