LintRoller – Because no one likes lint

A little more than a year ago, I began playing with Phantom.js. It’s an awesome platform for doing a variety of JavaScript-y things… and not long afterwards I created a tool called PhantomLint to automate testing my code against JSLint.

This solution worked well for the past 12 months, but like most developers I wasn’t satisfied with my own work.

First Thoughts on Windows 8, Visual Studio, and ExtJS

As a developer, I have probably 1000 things on my personal list of “things/technologies I need to learn”. One of those items was to build a Windows 8 app using HTML5, and over the past few days I’ve successfully managed to build a crappy sample app!

As Windows 8 is scheduled for release soon, I figure many HTML5 developers have not had the time to download/install the pre-release versions. Before I dive into some specifics of getting an ExtJS app to run natively on Windows 8, I wanted to share some general thoughts.

Packt Publishing reaches 1000 books

Over the past few years, I’ve done a number of book reviews on this blog. More than a handful of those have been for Packt Publishing… and I have just found out that they reached 1000 books in their catalog!

I have always encouraged developers to read books as a means to further education. Packt Publishing has a pretty good selection of books for all developer levels and subjects, so I will certainly recommend you check out their current promotion.

VirtualBox – Accessing VirtualHosts from Guest OS

One of the reasons I started blogging was that I needed a place to archive all of the useful things I’ve found over the years. Blogging also allows me to share that information with the rest of the world.

I’ve had to figure this problem out several times now – it’s about time I simply write down the solution so that I can find it when I inevitably need to do this again.