Learning "Eloquent JavaScript"

I've been "developing" in JavaScript for nearly 10 years. To be honest, I've mainly been using libraries and frameworks like jQuery, prototype(gasp!), mooTools, Ext JS, and AngularJS. There's been a lot of criticism of frameworks recently. Some feel that frameworks are simply too costly in terms of performance. However…

Field Info Icons In Ionic Apps

I'm in the middle of a major overhaul for my safe texting app for kids, Kids In Touch. One of the problems I'm trying to solve is with all the names associated with a family member or friend. It can be a bit confusing. To solve this, I decided to…

New iOS 9 Cordova In-App Browser Functionality

While working on a sample app this morning, I noticed something completely new when using the Cordova In-App Browser plugin with iOS 9. In the past, using this plugin just caused the selected link to open in Safari. There was no indication to the user on how to get back…

Custom Toggles In Ionic Framework Apps

Have you ever needed a custom toggle in your Ionic Framework app? I was faced with creating one today. After poking around in the Ionic SCSS source for toggles and some experimentation, I came up with a decent solution. You can dabble with it here : http://play.ionic.io/app…

Disabling Git in WebStorm IDE

UPDATE : Just like that, the WebStorm team has a much simpler fix. @calendee disable Git Integration plugin in Preferences | Plugins— JetBrains WebStorm (@WebStormIDE) August 19, 2015 I've overlooked that all this time. I guess I'm just overwhelmed by all the settings/configs in Preferences. ================================ I've used the WebStorm IDE…

Overriding a Directive in AngularJS

Recently, a bug was introduced into the Ionic Framework menu-close directive. It's an easy bug to overlook because the user has to do something unintuitive to encounter it. Here's a working example of the issue. The app loads on the Attendees List. If you tap a person, you'd go to…