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Introduction to clean javascript design

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Despite all the efforts spent to replace it with something more decent (e.g. Flex, DartSilverlight,…), javascript is still today the language of choice for browser-side scripting. And given the huge spotlight that HTML5 is directing on the browser, it becomes again an extremely popular language.

Javascript is powerful and comes with a rich ecosystem. Its major problem though is a syntax so permissive that care is required in order to avoid ending up with a bunch of unmaintainable spaghetti code.

The purpose of this post is to present basic design tips which help keeping things clean and organized. I hope it to be useful for javascript developers struggling with code design or experienced designers struggling with javascript… Read the rest of this entry »

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January 4, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Migrating From AWS Beanstalk to Cloud Foundry in (almost) zero steps :-)

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I am developping a small web app for a few months during my free time. I used to deploy it to the AWS Beanstalk platform, today I’ve been amazed how easy it has been to migrate it to Cloud Foundry :-).

My app is mostly based on JSF2/jquery/Spring/Jackson + the AWS-specific APIs for storing data into AWS SDB and S3.

The migration to Cloudfoundry is the most straightforward migration experience I’ve seen up to now, it boiled down to: Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Svend

September 8, 2011 at 8:50 pm