Caressing front-end design frameworks for web

In the past few years, the focus has moved a lot towards creating beautiful front-end designs for web pages and applications. With user experience being the central theme in creating web applications, it makes more sense to create a user interface that is sleek, beautiful, responsive and powerful. A lot of it can be attributed … Continue reading Caressing front-end design frameworks for web

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Git: From the ground up!

First questions that come to mind when anyone mentions Git is "Why to use Git?", "Is it that important to use?", "How does it fit into my day to day coding activity?". The answer one usually gets is that it is a version control system. So?? Next obvious comment is "Ya, so what do I … Continue reading Git: From the ground up!

Message passing and Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS)

Web’s security model revolves around the same origin policy, meaning that a site having a domain http://www.example.com can send and receive scripts and resources from http://www.example.com or from www.*.example.com that is, either from the same domain, or a sub-domain of that domain. Same origin policy says that the two scripts or resource must be with the … Continue reading Message passing and Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS)

Persistent storage for web applications

There are majorly two types of applications that can be used on a client - native applications and web applications. Persistent storage is an arena where the native applications have an edge over their counterparts, the web applications. In order to serve the storage requirements of persistent applications, there are a variety of options available, … Continue reading Persistent storage for web applications

Resetting Visual Studio’s experimental instance to its super-clean state

In order to create Visual Studio extensions (VSIX), one needs to  download the Visual Studio SDKs (freely available) from the Microsoft’s website. Those  of you doing the VSIX work are probably already aware of the Visual  Studio’s “experimental” instance. This experimental instance of Visual studio runs just like an  isolated instance, having its own registry … Continue reading Resetting Visual Studio’s experimental instance to its super-clean state