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A 8-post collection

Keep Calm, and Keep Coding with Cosmos and Node.js

Coding with the Cosmos DB SDK feels good. Yes, I said feels good. Yeah, yeah … it is fast to install, fast to learn and fast to execute. But most of all it feels good. Think about when you are coding and everything is just flowing for you. It feels great to be in a rhythm and get everything out of your head and into the code and working fluidly! A key ingredient to this is when the APIs we are coding are intuitive and easy to follow. This is where the Cosmos DB SDK shines brightest. Let's see why. I Want to Have Fun with the Code Now Cosmos DB SDK is awesome, feels great, and if you want to...


Everything You Need for Coding with Node and Cosmos DB in 60 Seconds-ish

I've been known to share that my development experience with Cosmos DB's Node SDK and the VS Code extension are fantastic and feel great. I want you to experience it too. But I expect you are in a time crunch. In which case, this post is for you. I've collected the five key links you need to have a great experience with Cosmos DB using Node. 1 - It's Intuitive How are they intuitive? The functions and properties just make sense. Get my container. Get its items. Read them all. Return them as an array. When things make sense, it takes less time to figure it out. Please check out my 4-minute post on why I feel good when coding...


Learning Visual Studio Code

Do you develop with Angular, JavaScript, TypeScript, Docker, Python, Gulp, or ASP.NET? Do you work on a Mac OSX, Linux, or Windows? Today’s developers work with a variety of languages and platforms, so a good tool is super important. I use an editor for most of my development and have tried Brackets, Atom, Sublime and others, but since the preview of Visual Studio Code (aka Code) was released I’ve been using it increasingly as my go-to editor. I’m excited to announce that you can now watch and learn with my Visual Studio Code course on Pluralsight, released this week. Visual...


Toastr 2.0.0 rc 1 Now Available

Toastr 2.0.0 is now at Release Candidate 1. You can grab the Toastr 2 RC on GitHub or get Toastr 2 RC on NuGet using install-package toastr - pre. This release has several minor bug fixes, CSS tweaks, some JavaScript refactoring, and some new features. Of course there are new unit tests for all of these too. There is 1 breaking change that I felt was in the best interest, which is why this is a new major version. Please read below and try Toastr out. Once enough folks have had a chance to give it whirl and report bacl, I’ll release another RC or final soon! Toastr is now at over 50,000 downloads on...


Toastr 1.3.0 Now Available

One year ago this month Hans Fjällemark and I released Toastr and are happy to see that developers seem to appreciate its simplicity. It’s now be downloaded on NuGet over 27,000 times. In fact, the recent version was downloaded over 10,000 times the past 2 months! Today we have released version 1.3.0 to github and NuGet. Toastr is a simple JavaScript toast notification library that is small, easy to use, and extendable. It allows you to create simple toasts with HTML5 and JavaScript like this: Simply include the files in your HTML page and write a simple line of code like this: var msg = 'Are you the six fingered man?'...