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Scott Allen

Scott Allen’s blog features development advice straight from the trenches. Scott shares his experiences, what he tried, what worked, what didn't, and traps to avoid. Alongside architecture and project management-focused blog entries, you'll find more nitty-gritty technical posts about LINQ, JavaScript and JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), Windows® Workflow, and Silverlight.


OdeToCode | 12 May 2016 09:12

Everything You Need To Program Components In Angular 1.5Subscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....The 1.5 release of Angular JS is a release you should take a close look at if you, like me, still have some Angular 1 work to do. The new component based programming model simplifies application development with Angular by providing a cleaner API..."
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OdeToCode | 02 May 2016 09:12

The Good and the Bad of Programming Forms in Angular 2Subscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....Compared to Angular 1, Angular 2 offer more choices for working with forms and more control over the data flow between a form and a model. However, I feel that Angular 2 provides form-related APIs and directives that are quirky and confusing, while..."
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OdeToCode | 22 Mar 2016 09:12

Play by Play with Jon Skeet and Rob ConerySubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....It started, as most endeavors involving Rob do, with a simple email that ends with “I think it will be fun!”. Fast forward a bit and I’m in the ExCel London being mic’d up by a film crew. Jon is in the room wearing a t-shirt and the mic keeps..."
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OdeToCode | 21 Mar 2016 09:12

Reusing JavaScript Template LiteralsSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....The word template in web programming makes one think of a reusable document or string you can combine with model data to produce output. Famous examples include Razor, Jade, and Handlebars. Template literals in JavaScript are not templates in this..."
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OdeToCode | 22 Feb 2016 09:12

Binding Aurelia Routing RulesSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....Aurelia continues a march towards beta 2 with a big February release.  There are no breaking changes, and the framework still provides features to make building applications easy. One feature I’ve used recently is the navigation model provided..."
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OdeToCode | 18 Feb 2016 09:12

Avoiding the Service Locator Pattern in ASP.NET CoreSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....Six years ago, Mark Seeman authored a post titled “Service Locator is an Anti-Pattern”. All of the problems Mark demonstrated back then are still problems today. I’ve been pointing developers to Mark’s post because the service locator anti-pattern..."
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OdeToCode | 16 Feb 2016 09:12

Back In Time with Windows IoTSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....After graduate school my first job was programming in assembly language for an 8 bit Hitachi CPU. The software would fire infrared light through organic substances to measure the amount of moisture or protein inside. Even at the low level of opcodes..."
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OdeToCode | 09 Feb 2016 09:12

How To Stop Worrying About ASP.NET Startup ConventionsSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....There are 2 kinds of developers. Those who love conventions and those who loathe conventions. The former group sees conventions as a means to remove boilerplate code and expose the essence of software by avoiding ceremony. The later group tends to..."
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OdeToCode | 08 Feb 2016 09:12

The New Fetch StandardSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....The XMLHttpRequest object has been around, in one form or another, since 1999. XHR has been a key ingredient in most web applications for well over a decade now. During that time various libraries have wrapped the API to make XHR more palatable and..."
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OdeToCode | 05 Feb 2016 09:12

Some of My Favorite MapsSubscribe to this feed

Scott Allen writes "....I remember being a kid in the back seat of my parents car on a 10 hour jaunt to Indiana when I first discovered the joys of a Rand McNally Road Atlas. I used to keep track of our progress along the highway, but also trace routes to destinations I’d..."
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Scott Allen

OdeToCode

Maryland, USA