Google Polymer is more than just a polyfill for Web Components. It has an ambitious agenda for pushing the Web Components specifications forward and lead the web development community in that area. In this post, we will explore what Google Polymer has to offer: polyfills, a framework, and pre-built elements. Although the polyfills portion will go away once browsers catch up to the Web Components spec, what is left behind is an interesting framework and suite of components.
Web Components will completely change the way we code for the web. To demonstrate this, I will be creating a new HTML tag called “<basem-emara>” that will act as my own personal vCard.
Kendo UI has a nice array of widgets to offer and has a stellar framework where you can create your own widgets. In this post, I would like to introduce a new Kendo UI Media Player widget that is web, mobile, and MVVM compatible.
A potent mix for creating elegant mobile applications is Kendo UI Mobile with MVVM and RequireJS. Included is an online sandbox environment with code snippets that will highlight the concepts needed to create more advanced Kendo UI Mobile applications. This has been created using jsFiddle and acts as a starter template to update or fork as needed.
Managing dependencies is baked into many languages and is a cornerstone to creating modular architectures. Now, HTML joins the ranks and will also offer dependency management. Introducing HTML Imports!
Encapsulation is a very welcomed feature for HTML. This has been made possible with the introduction of Shadow DOM. Conflicts will be reduced tremendously and 3rd party libraries will play nicely with each other. In this post, I would like to focus on Shadow DOM and what it can do.
Brackets has been around for awhile. It is open source, backed by Adobe, and has an active community. Since these modern IDE’s are intended to be light and extensible, some extensions are worth mentioning that will help you get geared up for development. Here are some of my favorite picks I would like to share.