HRNUG - February 2014 Notes

Upcoming Events Code Across Hampton Roads Feburary 21-23 http://bit.ly/M9CbmV Promotions WintellectNOW Watch my series on SignalR http://bit.ly/1oh87Eo Promo code: GRIFFIN-13 for 14 day FREE TRIAL Next Meeting JavaScript Memory Leaks March 11th, 2014 http://bit.ly/1aSodkd…

SignalR Scaling NOW Available on WintellectNOW

My latest addition to the SignalR Master Series on WintellectNOW is NOW AVAILABLE! Depending on the popularity of your application and where it's hosted, you might need to make sure it can scale from one server to multiple servers. For example, any application being deployed to Windows Azure or Amazon…

Named Callbacks in JavaScript

You've been taught bad JavaScript for years and years.  What do I mean?  I'm sure you've written code like this more than once in your career: someMethod(function (){ console.log("doing stuff..."); }); So what's wrong with that?  It runs and doesn't error.  Heck, even JSLint won't complain about it.  But…

Specifying Visual Studio Version in NPM Installs

Sometimes when you install a NPM package, you'll run into an issue like this: C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft.Cpp\v4.0\V110\Microsoft.Cpp.Platform.targets(35,5): error MSB8020: The builds tools for Visual Studio 2010 (Platform Toolset = 'v100') cannot be found. To build using the v100…

MADExpo Alumni? What's your best moment in MADExpo history?

MADExpo 2013 has recently opened it's doors, marking the third year of this awesome conference.  We feel that MADExpo is a great conference for bringing together old friends, cultivating new friendships, and overall: building amazing things! But my opinion of MADExpo is biased.  I've been involved with the conference since…

High School Programming Problems: How Do I Love Thee?

I'm in the process of working with some high school student on preparing for an upcoming programming competition, and their teacher kindly sent me a few past examples of questions they've had to work through.  I thought it would be fun to make these available for everyone to see and…