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Viewports research, part umpteen

QuirksBlog, November 2, 2016
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Three weeks ago I redid my mobile viewports tests for the umpteenth time, and today I give you my overview. There is some progress to report, but also a lot of changes.Highlights: screen.width/height ...

TestCafe now available in Free/Open Source & Commercial Studio Versions

The ASPx Blog, October 18, 2016
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Today, I am excited to announce two new TestCafe projects:TestCafe - An Open-source project that is now hosted on GitHub with an MIT license. It's a free and lite version of TestCafe that exposes ...

Going Samsung

QuirksBlog, October 11, 2016
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Just now Smashing Magazine published Introducing Samsung Internet, an article I wrote about Samsung’s Chromium 44-based default browser with the fairly unimaginative name. It also contains an intervie...

Capturing Zoom Operations in the WPF Web Browser Control

Rick Strahls WebLog, September 6, 2016
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In my last post I described a way to capture the zoom level of a Web Browser control in WPF. In Markdown Monster I needed to capture user resizing in the editor, and then save the updated font-size so...

Detecting and Setting Zoom Level in the WPF WebBrowser Control

Rick Strahls WebLog, August 22, 2016
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While working on Markdown Monster, I recently needed to deal with the Zoom level in the Web Browser control. Markdown Monster uses the browser based Ace Editor for its Markdown Editing interface insid...

Google Cloud Storage Hierarchy in.NET

Marquee de Sells: Chriss insight outlet, August 7, 2016
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Googles Cloud Storage Browser perpetrates a fiction of files and folders that doesnt exist. The Google Cloud Storage (GCS) API only has two concepts: buckets and objects.A bucket is a container of obj...

The limits of @supports

QuirksBlog, July 13, 2016
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Yesterday I talked about background-attachment and its confusing mobile compatibility patterns. Today I’ll talk about the ulterior motive I had for this retest: Conditional Rules support, which basica...

The background-attachment saga

QuirksBlog, July 12, 2016
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Recently I spent WAY too much time on background-attachment. Even though it’s not a tremendously important CSS declaration, I don’t see any reason not to inflict my pain on you as well. Besides, I ret...

UC news

QuirksBlog, July 7, 2016
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There is some news about the UC browser — the important one that nobody but me has ever heard of. (OK, that’s an exaggeration — but not by much.) Astonish your peers by being better informed than them...

Indian phones are weird

QuirksBlog, July 4, 2016
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Thanks to the good offices of Dees and his Indian colleagues at Mozilla I finally received three Indian test phones two weeks ago. This is the remarkable story of how Indian phone makers are weird in ...

Chrome Development Part 1: Extensions

The Code Project Latest Articles, June 18, 2016
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This article explains how to code extensions that customize, access, and augment the capabilities of the Chrome browser....

Chrome Development Part 2: Apps

The Code Project Latest Articles, June 18, 2016
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This article explains how to code apps that run inside the Chrome browser....

HTML Table with Export, Sort, Filter and Paging

The Code Project Latest Articles, June 11, 2016
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Now export your table in Excel across all browsers and enable quick filter and paging...

Embedding a Chromium browser in an MFC application

The Code Project Latest Articles, June 10, 2016
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Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) v3 to embed a Chromium browser in an MFC application...

Looking Back: One Year of Microsoft Edge

The Code Project Latest Articles, June 1, 2016
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In 2015, Microsoftlaunched its first new browser in 20 years: Microsoft Edge. After 8 months,it's on a great trajectory but we're just getting started. Join us to learnabout the progress we've made, f...

DRY: Do Repeat Yourself

QuirksBlog, May 31, 2016
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I am increasingly of the opinion that the general software engineering adage “Don’t Repeat Yourself” does not always apply to web development. Also, I found that web development classes in CS academia...

Developing with Node-RED

The Code Project Latest Articles, May 17, 2016
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Node-RED is a powerful browser-based tool for building apps for the Internet of Things (IoT) whose visual programming environment makes it easy to develop apps as flows....

React Lifecycle Methods and Miscellaneous

The Code Project Latest Articles, May 12, 2016
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This note is a set of examples on the React life-cycle methods andmiscellaneous topics on the JSXand the browser memory in relation to React....

Getting 'motivated' to move to SSL and HTTPS

Rick Strahls WebLog, May 9, 2016
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The pressure is on: HTTPS is pushed front and center more and more as we see the browser vendors and API tools providers, making SSL encryption no longer an optional part for many things that you buil...

Responsive images-x mess on desktop

QuirksBlog, April 12, 2016
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There we go again. The desktop browsers, over my strenuous objections, decided to treat DPR (device pixel ratio) as a variable instead of a constant when the user uses page zooming instead of pinch zo...

Customization of Basic Http Authentication

The Code Project Latest Articles, April 9, 2016
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Suppression of Browser dialog of Basic Http Authentication and customization...

Ive turned 10

Run Tings Proper, April 1, 2016
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Today marks the official day that I have been a professional web developer for 10 years! That's a lot of buttons pushed, a lot of mice clicked and a lot of clients charmed. That's a lifetime in dog ye...

MongoDB 3.0.11 is released

The MongoDB NoSQL Database Blog, April 1, 2016
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MongoDB 3.0.11 is out and is ready for production deployment. This release contains a critical fix for chunk migrations in sharded clusters, and it’s a recommended upgrade for all 3.0 users. For...

How to detect browsers in ASP.NET with browser files

The Code Project Latest Articles, April 1, 2016
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This article focuses on how to configure browser files in ASP.NET in order to correctly perform browser detection....

Video Transcoding and Streaming on the fly

The Code Project Latest Articles, March 14, 2016
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Experiment of Video Transcoding and Streaming on the fly to all major internet browsers (just to video tag) without Flash or Silverlight...

The resize event on touchscreen

QuirksBlog, March 10, 2016
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Yesterday I retested the resize event on touchscreen devices. Where the 2013 tests mostly showed a chaotic jumble, right now it’s becoming more clear where the resize event is heading.The resize event...

10 Advanced WebDriver Tips and Tricks - Part 1

The Code Project Latest Articles, February 14, 2016
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Find some advanced WebDriver tips and tricks how to use the framework like turn-off the JavaScript, execute tests in a headless browser or use a particular browser's profile.The post 10 Advanced WebDr...

Chrome change breaks the visual viewport

QuirksBlog, February 11, 2016
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Last week I found out that as of Chrome 48 window.innerWidth/Height no longer exposes the dimensions of the visual viewport. Instead, it now exposes the dimensions of the layout viewport, and is thus ...

Five Online Database Modelling Services

Simple Talk, February 8, 2016
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To design, or redesign, a database of any complexity, the Entity-Relationship modelling tool becomes essential. The specialised tools that have dominated the industry for a long while are expensive a...

The problem with the Chromium WebViews

QuirksBlog, January 27, 2016
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This week I received my first gift phone in ages, and since the sender wants me to test it I had to go through all my dozen Android phones and update them as well, so that I can run tests against the ...

Building a Video Chat Web App with WebRTC

The Code Project Latest Articles, January 23, 2016
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WebRTC (Web Real Time Communication) is a new web standard that allows peer-to-beer communication between browsers for high-quality RTC apps. In our tutorial, we show how to use it for building a vide...

C# Web Browser

The Code Project Latest Articles, January 16, 2016
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Today we will create our own web browser(starter) with the web Browser Control in Visual Studio 2015....

Real-Time Web App Made Simple with MVVM Pattern over SignalR

The Code Project Latest Articles, December 11, 2015
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SignalR is great for building real-time web functionality. MVVM is great for developing your front-end. What if they can be used together? This tip will show how to do just that, using as example a...

How to Prevent browser from Save Password Prompt in Struts

The Code Project Latest Articles, December 1, 2015
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Preventing browsers from saving Admin user passwords, intentionally or unintentionally while using STRUTS forms....

Styling and scripting sliders

QuirksBlog, November 30, 2015
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I’m currently working on my first real paid coding project in ages: PvdApp, a project of a friend of mine. (He paid for this research, so he deserves a link.)Among other things, this project requires ...

Going Big: 40 Glorious inches of 4k with the Philips BDM4065UC

Rick Strahls WebLog, November 23, 2015
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For software developers lots of screen real estate is important it seems like there's never enough. Trying to see code, and multiple browser windows, debuggers and command windows all at once or at l...

Getting started with Emscripten Transpiling C / C++ to JavaScript / HTML5

The Code Project Latest Articles, November 13, 2015
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This article focuses on creating your own web project which takes advantage of Emscripten, so that you can take C / C++ code and get it running inside of the browser....

VRT - Realtime HTML5 Data Visualization Application

The Code Project Latest Articles, November 11, 2015
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A versatile visualization web browser application using standard web technologies....

Experimenting with Object.observe in JavaScript and how I found it to be useful

The Code Project Latest Articles, November 6, 2015
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While building a browser-based version of the classic FMV game Night Trap, Microsoft Technical Evangelist David Voyles needed a solution to an event-based trigger. In comes Object.observe to save the ...

How to create your own browser with JavaScript using EdgeHTML

The Code Project Latest Articles, November 5, 2015
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Josh Rennert, Program Manager on the Microsoft Edge team, demonstrates how the WebView control can be used to create your own browser in Windows 10....

Building a more interoperable Web with Microsoft Edge

The Code Project Latest Articles, October 30, 2015
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Frank Olivier, Program Manager Lead for Microsoft Edge, details how the new browser engine has been improved for a more seamless web development experience....

A Quick Rundown of Web Services in ASP.NET: Web API and WCF

The Code Project Latest Articles, October 29, 2015
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A quick rundown of web services in ASP.NET: Web API and WCF...

Angular Connect 2015 Keynote recap

Laurent Duveau, October 21, 2015
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AngularConnect conference is held this week in London (UK).Notable announcements of the KeynoteGoogle is commited to work on Angular 1.x (there have been 32 releases this year)Status of Angular 2No be...

Unifying touch and mouse: how Pointer Events will make cross-browsers touch support easy

The Code Project Latest Articles, October 19, 2015
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In this article Id like to show you some browser experiments using Pointers an emerging multi-touch technology and polyfills that make cross-browser support, well less complex....

Using SignalR to show server-side trace messages in a SPA

The Code Project Latest Articles, October 13, 2015
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This article shows how SignalR can be used to show Trace messages in real-time fashion in the browser to trace and debug a Single Page Application....

A new Device Adaptation spec

QuirksBlog, September 30, 2015
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Back in April I lamented numerous problems and vaguenesses in the current W3C Device Adaptation spec. One of the spec’s editors, Florian Rivoal, contacted me, agreed that the spec had some problems, a...

Web Technologies for Desktop Application development

The Code Project Latest Articles, September 18, 2015
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Example of WebBrowser customization and http/https server on localhost as engine for cross-platform application based on web technologies....

Native Services with Xamarin.Forms? It's DependencyService to the Rescue

Wallace B. McClure, September 17, 2015
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As you know, Xamarin.Forms is a great mechanism to create cross-platform applications that run natively on iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Xamarin.Forms provides a great set of services that run the s...

Monitor Server Tasks with ASP.NET SignalR and Bootstrap

Simple Talk, September 14, 2015
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Despite the fact that browsers were designed specifically to get information from the server only by requesting or 'pulling' it, developers have always yearned to be able to push data to browsers from...

How to Select All Text in a TextBox on focus?

The Code Project Latest Articles, September 3, 2015
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Introduction This is small tip, yet very useful when you want to select all text inside a TextBox. Background This was a requirement for which I researched a lot and tested on multiple browsers and de...