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Getting Up to Speed with Vue.js

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-20 00:00

One of my goals for 2018 was to become an "expert on Vue". While I think I'm years away from considering myself an expert, I've spent a lot of time digging into it and trying to become better skilled with it, and all the various things in the "Vue ecosphere" like Vuex, Veutify, and more. I'm happy to announce that this May, I'll be giving a three hour course on learning Vue.


An Example of the Async Clipboard API with Vue.js

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-19 00:00

A few days ago Google shipped Chrome 66 and one of the new features enabled in that version was the Async Clipboard API. As you can guess, this provides access to the user's clipboard (both read and write) and is surprisingly easy to use. You can read a good introduction to the API here, Unblocking Clipboard Access, but don't do what I did and stop reading as soon as you see the code.


TIL - Pushing Node Apps to Azure with Visual Studio Code

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-18 00:00

I've been playing, off and on, with Microsoft Azure for a while now. My main focus has been on the services areas (see my post comparing different visual recognition services) but I was also curious to see how well it worked as a PaaS for Node apps. About two or three months ago I tried to push a simple LoopBack app up and I was not successful. I put the blame on me for not reading the docs well, but it wasn't a good experience.


Missed VueConfUS? Watch (Parts) Online!

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-16 00:00

I wasn't able to make this year's VueConf US (even though it was in my backyard), but luckily, some of the videos from the conference are online: https://www.vuemastery.com/conferences/vueconf-2018/opening-keynote-evan-you Right now there's just 4 sessions, but they are incredibly good presentations including Rachel Nabor's on Vue's transition support for animations and Edd Yerburgh on testing Vue apps. While at the site, take note of the "Notify me" button on the right. You can sign up there to be notified when new videos are added.


Datalists with Vue.js

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-12 00:00

This isn't necessarily a very exciting post, but a few days back someone asked me about integrating Vue.js with datalist tags. The datalist tag is one of my favorite HTML tags and something I've blogged about a few times in the past. If you aren't familiar with it, it basically provides a "autosuggest" style experience to an input tag. The HTML is pretty simple. Here is the example used in the MDN article I linked to above:


Serverless IoT for Enterprise Light Bulb Demos

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-11 00:00

Before I start, let me state a quick warning. No, this is not an Enterprise demo. Yes, it does involve a light bulb. This post was inspired by Burke Holland's post yesterday on his own light bulb/serverless demo (Displaying the Weather With Serverless and Colors). No, my post is not as cool as his, but yes, I'll share a picture from my office which I know is far cooler. A few months ago I was given a LB100 "Smart Wi-Fi LED Light Bulb" as a speaker gift.


Adding reCaptcha with a Serverless Form Processor

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-06 00:00

A few days ago I added Google's reCaptcha support to a ColdFusion site. It was pretty easy (some front end work, some back end work), so I thought I'd whip up a quick demo of how you could add it to a form using a serverless processor, in my case, Webtask. To get started, let's go over a quick demo of how such a processor could look before we add the captcha.


TIL - Vue.js and Non-Prop Attributes

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-03 00:00

This weekend I worked on a PR for a Vue.js component (vue-static-map) that ended up being a complete waste of time. Almost. What I mean is - I added support for something that actually ended up being a baked-in feature of Vue. So sure - I wasted a bit of time, but I also learned something and as my readers know, every time I screw up - I blog it.


Building Three Common Form Interfaces in Vue.js

Permalink - Posted on 2018-04-02 00:00

Today I wanted to share three simple (mostly simple) Vue.js samples that demonstrate some common form UX patterns. In each case, I fully expect that there are probably existing Vue components I could have used instead, but as always, I'm a firm believer in building stuff yourself as a way to practice what you learn. So with that in mind, let's get started! Duplicating Fields For the first demo, I'll show an example of a form that lets you "duplicate" a set of fields to enter additional data.


Reminder on File Inputs, JavaScript, and Read Access

Permalink - Posted on 2018-03-29 00:00

Let me begin by stating that what I'm covering today isn't actually new. It's stuff I've covered here before. But after a conversation with a reader via email I had to write up a quick test to confirm it myself. I don't believe this is a security issue, but I was kinda surprised and therefore I figured it was best to whip up a quick blog post. Let's begin with some basics.