Rey Bango
Rey is a developer advocate at Microsoft focused on helping developers build awesome cross-browser experiences. He's an ardent supporter of standards-based development and a former member of the jQuery Project Team.
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    Interview With Jeffrey WayJeffrey way retina preview
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    If you've been reading this site for awhile, then you know who Jeffrey Way is. He's the man, the myth and the legend behind the stellar growth of Nettuts+ and an influential voice in the web development community. And now he's tackling online education full steam via Tuts+. We wanted to catchup with Jeffrey to see how his next great adventure is going. Let's check it out.Read More…
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    Using BrowserStack for Cross-Browser TestingBrowserstack retina preview
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    Browser testing is the bane of our existence. Well, that's a bit of an exaggeration, but not by much. Multiple browser versions and browser fragmentation can make it difficult to get good test coverage for your sites especially when you factor in the different operating systems developers use to build with. Over the years, we've relied on a variety of tools to help us with this challenge including virtual machines, tools that simulate browsers and even having multiple devices on hand to work with. It'd be great if there were a way to have one viewport that allowed us to easily test across any major browser and their individual versions without jumping through hoops. BrowserStack.com aims to offer this via it's browser-based virtualization service and in this article we'll cover the service and how it helps tackle the cross-browser testing problem.Read More…
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    Interview With Brian Leroux of Adobe's PhoneGap TeamBrian interview retina preview
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    Mobile web development is tough especially when you're trying to offer native-like experiences to users. Several years ago, a small company called Nitobi took on the effort of simplifying building native mobile apps using traditional web development skills. Ambitious and sometimes controversial, the effort known as PhoneGap grew out of this need and one converts left and right. One of the main masterminds behind the framework is Brian Leroux who apart from being well-respected for his development skills and incredibly likeable personality is also one of the savviest mobile developers around. Considering the number of mobile devices PhoneGap targets, you have to be pretty well-versed in a variety of devices and OSs. Nitobi has since been acquired by Adobe and the PhoneGap codebase donated to the Apache Software Foundation to continue its development as the Apache Cordova project. Brian moved over to Adobe and continues to steward the codebase. In this interview, we'll chat with Brian about how PhoneGap came about and what the future of mobile web holds.Read More…
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    Interview With Bruce Lawson of OperaBlawsonretina
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    There's a perception that being in developer relations for a browser maker is all glamor and glitz involving lots of jet setting and rockstar-like experiences. So far I haven't personally found that to be the case but in looking at the life of Opera evangelist Bruce Lawson, I think he may be fitting that description.Read More…
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    The Learning ConundrumLearning conundrum retina preview
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    When I started working in information technology professionally in 1989, things were pretty easy in terms of choosing a direction to head into. At least in my area (South Florida), you went into one of the following areas: Network and systems management Database administration Software development Project management-related tasks (including QA work) Read More…
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    Resources to Get You Up to Speed in AngularJSAngular js
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    Some of you may have read my Ember.js series of articles and realized I'm pretty smitten with the framework. But as a professional developer, it's important that I consider other tools and take the time to vet them properly. One of the frameworks that everyone keeps telling me to look at is AngularJS. It aims to make building complex web apps easier but from experience, I know that most frameworks have a learning curve. It's never just dive in and code.Read More…
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    What Are You Using? - Nettuts+ Authors EditionCsaba
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    I previously asked several top developers the following four simple questions: What's your primary development focus? What hardware are you using for development? Which editor or IDE do you use? What software can you not live without on a daily basis? The article generated a lot of interest and discussion about the tools the community is using which was really great! We love to motivate discussions with our topics. Well, this also motivated us to ask the question, "Why don't we post about what we, the Nettuts+ authors use every day?" So we did just that. We chose ten Nettuts+ authors and asked them the same four questions. And like before, you'll find the answers they gave below and hopefully discover some tools that could make your development much easier. Read More…
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    Interview With Lea Verou of the W3CLea verou retina preview
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    There's so much goodness happening on the web and as it continues to evolve, it's important that talented individuals step up into leadership roles to help shape the future of web development. And doing this isn't an easy task. Not only do you need to have the technical chops to help define new techniques and paradigms or create the next great technology, it's equally important to be able to effectively convey your message in a passionate and credible fashion so that your peers respect your direction.Read More…
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    Interview With Nicholas Zakas of BoxNicholas zakas retina preview
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    Having people you can learn from is an essential part of being a successful developer. No amount of reading will ever fully prepare you for the ever-changing web landscape, so being able to look to seasoned and experienced mentors is vital. Nicholas Zakas is one of those people that you can look to. Read More…
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    Two-Factor Authentication With Duo-SecurityDuo retina preview
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    In my last article about two-factor authentication, I created a screencast that outlined how to use the Authy two-factor authentication system to easily improve the login security of your website. This time, we're going to look at another service by Duo Security which offers a solid security API, guides, and pre-built libraries that make it incredibly easy to get up and running quickly.Read More…
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    The New IE11 F12 ToolsIe11 f12 dev tools retina preview
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    Disclaimer: I work for Microsoft Corporation. Back in January, I walked you through the features of Internet Explorer 10's F12 Developer Tools. Microsoft's recent release of Windows 8.1 Preview brings with it, not only an update to Internet Explorer (now at v11) but also a welcome refresh to the F12 Developer Tools. The latter is especially important since developers are dependent on them to troubleshoot site-related issues from within IE. Till now the tools have solved most debugging use-cases but it's clear that as sites become more complex, developers need richer tools to work with. This update aims to bring a fresh look and expanded capabilities for developers with a strong focus on the following: Read More…
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    Interview With Chris WilliamsChris williams retina preview
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    When you think about people who have made an impact in the JavaScript community, I think most people would immediately think of Brendan Eich, Douglas Crockford or John Resig. And rightfully so, as their contributions have unquestionably impacted JavaScript as we know it. Read More…