Author Archives: RTPMatt

About RTPMatt

I'm a Software Engineer Living in Asheville, NC. I specialize in Front-End development, currency with AngularJS.

I don’t GIT rebase.

I switched my team over to GIT about a month ago. For the most part it has been ok, a few small problems here and there, a lot of learning. We ran into a situation that caused us quite a … Continue reading

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TEDx!

So, I am now helping out with the local TEDx website, so you should totally go check it out. http://tedxkatuah.com/

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Cascading form require/validation

I ran into an interesting problem recently dealing with some complicated form validation. The issue was that we had several forms with fields that were required or optional based on if other inputs were filled out, with the requirements falling … Continue reading

Posted in javascript, jQuery, programming | 2 Comments

I’m pretty sure I am not the only geek in this town.

So, I am not really a font geek (other than the usual hatred for Comic Sans), but apparently there are a few in my town. I found this on the wall of the men’s bathroom at The Vault in download … Continue reading

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Duplicate IDs are baaaaaaaaaaaaaaad

If you are not already very aware, duplicate IDs in your markup are a very bad thing. Now, technically they will work fine in CSS, and can possibly even make it faster, BUT they WILL break your javascript. Basically when you have multiple elements with the same ID what the browser will do is unpredictable…Here is my solution to that problem. Continue reading

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Updates to my pub/sub

I have updated my pub/sub plugin.  The two changes are: It now uses the full words, publish, subscribe, and unsubscribe – this change was because with 1.5, jQuery now has a sub method which I do not want to overwrite. … Continue reading

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Got to hang out at Google for dayofjs

I got to go to the dayofjs conference (thanks MJG!) Not only was the conference really interesting, but I also got to hang out at Google which was cool. So, I snapped a few pics, as one does. This is … Continue reading

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Unit testing jQuery w/ QUnit

So, like most developers I love having unit test, but I hate writing them. Really figuring out the best way to write them and have them work well, is a pain in the ass, and that is what I hate. … Continue reading

Posted in javascript, jQuery, jQueryUI, programming, qUnit, Unit Testing | 4 Comments

Playing with CSS hooks

So, I wanted to give the new CSS hooks in jQuery a try. Unfortunately, the usually well documented jQuery has this as the total documentation on the hooks: As of version 1.4.3, jQuery’s CSS module was rewritten to provide a … Continue reading

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jQuery Live DOM sub/pub plugin

Updated 2/10/10 – for the updates to the plugin (See: here) I made a new jQuery plugin the other day, it is pretty simple, it expands on the idea subscribe/publish idea. Basically it allows you to bind subscriptions to DOM … Continue reading

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