Loading Google Maps in Cordova the Right Way

There are a lot of articles out there that talk about using Google Maps in a Cordova or Telerik AppBuilder project. A surprising number of them start with: <script src=”https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=API_KEY&sensor=true”></script&gt; You should never use that! Read more to see a better way…

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Adding / Removing CSS Classes with a Custom Kendo MVVM Binder

Back in April of 2013 I wrote a post for the official Kendo UI Blog that showed a way to bind complex types in a custom Kendo MVVM binder. The example custom binder would add or remove CSS classes from an

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Unit testing Kendo UI DataSources with Jasmine and Mockjax

Are you struggling to find a way to unit test your Kendo UI code because you have a pesky DataSource in there, and it keeps trying to fetch data from a server? Has that been your excuse for not testing

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Kendo Grid – Using a Calculated Default Value

When creating new rows in a Kendo UI Grid widget, sometimes we might want to calculate a default value, or even retrieve it off a server. How would you do that? It turns out it is pretty easy! Check out

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Creating Kendo UI ViewModels in TypeScript

TypeScript provides a nice way of making strongly typed classes and turning them into JavaScript for you. When you pair it with Kendo UI, you will almost certainly want to make your ViewModels their own classes. This can be done

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A Pretty Cool Build Process with AppBuilder CLI

I had been a fan of the Telerik AppBuilder desktop client (formerly known as Graphite) for a while. However the one thing you could never do was use alternative languages, like CofeeScript, TypeScript, LESS, SASS, etc. Unit testing was also

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Debugging those pesky Kendo UI MVVM bindings

If you have used the Kendo UI MVVM bindings much, then at some point you have probably found yourself staring at a JavaScript error and wondering why your element isn’t binding correctly. This is always a frustrating place to be,

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CodingWithSpike is Jeff Valore. A professional software engineer, focused on JavaScript, Web Development, C# and the Microsoft stack. Jeff is currently a Senior Software Engineer at Falafel Software.
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