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The Weekend With NodeJS

All Roads Lead to Node You ever head to the local user group meeting or conference - or maybe just casually drop by a colleague’s office - and they’re discussing...

Leaving Your Mark

Slop The rampant amount of errors you run across (if you use IE with script error notification enabled) will make you sad for the internet. It lead my friend Miguel...

Cleaning Up Deep Callback Nesting With Node's EventEmitter

The Registration Problem Consider this: you want customers to register with your site. When they do, a number of things need to happen:

Loading Data From The API - How Much Is Too Much?

Data Or Code? Here’s the deal: the API i’m putting together for Alt.Tekpub is starting to “formalize” itself into an initial “burst” of data, with “auxiliary” stuff requested later on....

Alt.Tekpub: Working More With The Hypermedia (style) API

In Progress I wanted to re-iterate, one more time, that this is a work in progress so some of the things you see me do won’t make sense in a...

Alt.Tekpub: Consuming The API

Take Nothing for Granted As a programmer it’s easy for me to think about ways that clients might consume my API. For instance - I’m imagining a few scenarios with...

My Week With The Hypermedia Cowboys

Hyperbole: Take a Break I received a lot of help over the past few weeks from good folks like Mike Amundsen, John Sheehan,Darrel Miller, and Steve Klabnik. Each offered a...

Something Borrowed, Something New

30 Seconds. Just 30 Seconds. I always say - if you can’t give me the pitch in a single sentence, in 30 seconds, your idea isn’t worth what you think...

Moving The Philosophy Into Machinery

An Invitation I admire people who stick their neck out and offer to help others. In my case, with this whole REST kerfuffle - that would be Glenn Block (aka...

Alt.Tekpub: Conceiving a RESTful API

Use Cases Always start with the user/consumer in mind (in this post the user or consumer is someone using my API for whatever reason). If they don’t like what you...