Reuse skills and frameworks in JavaScript apps

As mentioned in the previous post in the collaboration series with Arian from Zilverstede, web developers can reuse skills and frameworks to create native Windows 8 apps in JavaScript. Last time we dove into jQuery specifically, but this time we want to elaborate a bit on how to structure your app in a more MVC……


Using jQuery in JavaScript apps

One of the major pros in using WinJS for Windows 8 apps is the ability to leverage your existing web development skills to create native Windows 8 apps. Using libraries you’re familiar and comfortable with, like the most popular JavaScript library: jQuery is great to give yourself a boost in developing new apps. In this……


Remember the scroll position in JavaScript apps

One of the things that can be a major annoyance in an app does not remember the scroll position in a list when returning to a page. An example of a good implementation would be the Windows Store app, where the scroll position on the main hub page is remembered when navigating to a group……


Item template selection logic in JavaScript apps

In this post, we’ll address the mechanics needed to implement item template selection logic in JavaScript apps, which allows for increased flexibility in the way you present your bound data. In C#/C++/VB this would be done with the DataTemplateSelector class, but unfortunately we don’t have that option in JavaScript apps. To illustrate, we’ll start with……