Immersive MVC and jQuery: Project Silk

Patterns and Practices have just released their latest round of guidance for developing web applications – “Project Silk”. I’ve been watching what they generate closely and I think you’ll be impressed. To quote the landing page; “Project Silk provides guidance for building maintainable cross-browser web applications that are characterized by an intentional design, rich interactivity,…

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Project Silk: Patterns and Practices do Rich Web Apps

My blog has been quiet of late – because our team is busy I think. We’re recruiting by the way Something I’ve been wanting to blog about for a while now is “Project Silk”. This is Patterns & Practices latest round of web development guidance. Karl Shifflett is the man at the wheel, so be…

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Notes from HTM01 @ MIX11

IE9 compiles JavaScript down into machine code. There are eleven subsystems which impact performance. The majority of time is spent in JavaScript and rendering on most sites, which don’t use AJAX. A lot more time is spent on Rendering in AJAX based sites. Quickly respond Quickly respond to network requests – avoid redirection. Avoid meta…

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Notes from HTM01 - MIX 2011

IE9 compiles JavaScript down into machine code. There are eleven subsystems which impact performance. The majority of time is spent in JavaScript and rendering on most sites, which don’t use AJAX. A lot more time is spent on Rendering in AJAX based sites. Quickly respond Quickly respond to network requests – avoid redirection. Avoid meta…

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JavaScript Architecture

No, that isn’t meant to be an oxymoron. But something I’ve noticed recently is that people’s approach to JavaScript seems to be diverging down two common paths. This blog post is designed to encourage you to adopt the one you probably aren’t planning to adopt right now! The approaches I’m describing are depicted below; Keep…

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ASP.NET MVC: ValidatePasswordLength and PropertiesMustMatch in ASP.NET MVC 3 RC2

This is the fifth post in what is becoming a mini-series: ASP.NET MVC: Adding client-side validation to ValidatePasswordLengthAttribute ASP.NET MVC: Adding client-side validation to ValidatePasswordLengthAttribute in ASP.NET MVC 3 Preview 1 ASP.NET MVC: Adding client-side validation to PropertiesMustMatchAttribute ASP.NET MVC: Adding client-side validation to PropertiesMustMatchAttribute in ASP.NET MVC 3 Preview 1 ASP.NET MVC: ValidatePasswordLength and…

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Using ASP.NET MVC and jQuery to create confirmation prompts

Having coded up samples several times showing how to add confirmation prompts to links on a web page I figured I’d post it here so that I can simply grab it next time round! My colleague Simon Ince & I put together a Ramp Up session for ASP.NET MVC 2. As part of the Ajax…

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jQuery.validate and Html.ValidationSummary playing nice together

A customer recently asked me how to get MVC with the MVC Futures project’s MicrosoftMvcJQueryValidation.js adapter file to play nicely with the Validation Summary HTML helper. It turns out that this functionality isn’t built into the adapter script file. They also pointed me at this post by Soe Tun that gets things up and running….

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Client Script Patterns: Predictive Fetch

Why do you write JavaScript? It’s probably for one of two major reasons – Responsiveness or Richness. Richness we know about – it’s the flying, sliding, flashing, and sometimes annoying UI features we see J But Responsiveness is much less tangible – it’s about how an application feels to use. Does it feel like it’s…

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jQuery + MVC = Progressive Enhancement

If you write a lot of JavaScript, you really should consider adopting Progressive Enhancement as the standard way that you work. This is basically whereby you write a web site without script, and then enhance it with script. The result is a site that does not rely on JavaScript (and hence works with accessibility tooling…

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