May
11
2013
SPA

Durandal BreezeJs SignalR Todo sample

I've just uploaded a Todo sample using Durandal, BreezeJs and SignalR.   https://github.com/BlueBasher/TodoBreezeSignalR   Durandal is used as the framework for a single page app. Notice that for now the sample only has one view so Durandal has not much to do. In the future the sample ... [More]
Nov
10
2012

Knockout ImageLoader

Recently I was working on a project where I needed to load a lot of images onto a page. I wanted to show the user some indication that the image were being loaded. The project was already using Knockout JS and therefor it was pretty easy to add a custom binding for the image loading.   ko.b... [More]
Jul
27
2012

Qtip Knockout binding

Lately i've been working a lot with Knockout. One of the things i needed to do were tooltips for several input fields. Knockout and QTip (the JQuery Tooltip plugin) come to the rescue. By creating a custom Knockout binding for Qtip we can very easily add all these tooltips with very... [More]
Jun
17
2012

VS2012 RC layout

Since Visual Studio 2012 RC has been released, i've been playing around with it for some time now. There are all sorts of very cool improvements, for example the improvements to the JavaScript editor which are among my favourites. A list of all the new stuff can be found here.   A lot ... [More]
Jun
10
2012

Bundling Javascript and CSS

One of the very cool new features with MVC 4 is the ability to bundle all your JavaScript files. Suppose we have a new application with custom JavaScript files as shown below.   We can add these js-files into one bundle, this bundle will compress and minify the js-files into one ... [More]
May
21
2012
MVC4 // SPA

Building a Single Page Application without Entity Framework - Part II

In the previous post we showed how we can use Upshot with the DataController instead of the DbDataController.   Suppose in the previous example a customer can also have several orders. We would add an Order POCO class to our project that would look like this: public class Order { ... [More]
May
15
2012
MVC4 // SPA

Building a Single Page Application without Entity Framework - Part I

A new feature in MVC 4 Beta is the ASP.NET Single Page Application. SPA provides a very nice way of delivering high-end websites with amazing client-side interaction. On Steven Sanderson's blog there is a great post about SPA with a very nice DeliveryTracker sample and on the ASP.NET SPA website t... [More]

About me

I'm Marco, Developer to the bone living in The Netherlands..

The name Blue Basher is coming from the fact that i break a keyboard at least once a year.. Smile