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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Handling Offline State in Kendo Mobile

If you plan on releasing your Kendo UI Mobile app to the app store, then you better handle the case where the device does not have a network connection. Plus, your users will be happy if your app doesn’t just

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ASP.NET MVC HiddenFor Causing Performance Issues When Client Side Validation Enabled

I ran into a really interesting performance problem in ASP.NET MVC 4. An MVC view was taking almost 30 seconds of time on document.ready. After digging into the issue I discovered that jquery.validate.unobtrusive.js that ships with MVC is surprisingly slow.

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Binding Kendo ListViews to the Result of a Function

The complete and working code from this example can be found in this jsFiddle. When it comes to writing large real-world applications, there is often a time when the data in your Kendo DataSource doesn’t exactly match what you want

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Deploying EF Code First DB to AppHarbor. Set your Alias!

This post is really just a reminder to myself, because I always forget this one darn step when deploying an ASP.NET site that uses EF CodeFirst to AppHarbor. Normally, I would do some local development and use SQL Server Local

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Kendo Mobile Gotchas, Tips, Tricks

After working on the Kendo UI Music Store sample web site for weeks, I switched to making a mobile version using Kendo Mobile and Icenium (which, by the way, is awesome!). There were a lot of things that didn’t seem

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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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