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jQuery Engage, a plugin taking a stab at better engaging blog readers

by Cedric Dugas on March 18, 2013

Optimizing user interactions is a never ending quest in software development. Fortunately in our time and age innovative ideas are rapidly incorporated and improved by other developers.

In that mindset I present today jQuery Engage, a plugin that helps you optimize…

Data mining user behaviors in web apps

by Cedric Dugas on March 6, 2013

tl;dr I got a jquery plugin that track agitated user behaviors.

Do you currently track user behaviours? Most people would say yes, if you have google analytics installed you do track behaviors, at least a form of it. But do you…

Scaffolding backbone.js generators with grunt.js

by Cedric Dugas on February 27, 2013

Following my encounter with yeoman, I wanted to see if I could easily create my own generators with Grunt. Not because yeoman ones were bads, they are in fact pretty good, but I just do not work exactly like Yeoman…

Yeoman and friends

by Cedric Dugas on February 26, 2013

Isn’t it every developer dream to have his own command line & scaffolding tool? Do we really save time by creating and using those? I’m not quite sure but I certainly feel fancy when I use them.

Enter Yeoman, a tool…

Death to monolithic libraries

by Cedric Dugas on February 7, 2013

If you write code for the web you have dealt with them, gigantic libraries that does everything for you in one nice package. I’m not talking about utilities libs & frameworks like jQuery and backbone. I’m talking about Lightboxes, sliders,…

The jQuery 1.9 & 2.0 upgrade awkwardness

by Cedric Dugas on January 23, 2013

In a recent study it has been said that about 50% of major websites use jQuery. It has become omnipresent and you can actually find job listings that does not list javascript as a skill but list jQuery.

You don’t…

Another year in review

by Cedric Dugas on December 17, 2012

Each year I try to do a small review of what has been going on in my dev life, but first I wanted to get out a couple of articles I written a long time ago that I particularly found…

Html5 drag’n drop file upload, shenanigans used only by developers?

by Cedric Dugas on December 17, 2012

Uploading files has been done since the ice age of web development. In fact uploading a file using Html4 and an iFrame is pretty easy and does not even require a page refresh and about 0 line of code on…

Tips for getting started with Vagrant, dev environments evolved

by Cedric Dugas on October 21, 2012

I have been using xampp for my local lamp stack for ages. It works well, but that’s definitely nothing like my live production server. Enter Vagrant, “easily” reproducible dev stacks.

Wouldn’t it be perfect if you could just give a recipe…

Simple build script to minify and concatenate files using node.js

by Cedric Dugas on October 11, 2012

When you look to choose for a build system, you are certainly not confronted with a lack of choices. There is a ton of build technics out there and choosing one can easily become a long mission for greatness.

In my quest…