Clint Berry

Full-stack Web Developer

Wannabe Entrepreneur


JavaScript and the Brackets Shell Environment

Posted on 22 Jul 2013 in Desktop, HTML5 | 22 comments

This is the second post in my series on using the amazing bracket-shell project for building native desktop applications with HTML and JavaScript. Post 1 – Build Native Desktop Apps with Brackets Shell Post 2 – JavaScript and the Brackets Shell Environment At this point you should have brackets-shell compiling/building with your own HTML app […]

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Build Desktop Apps With HTML Using Brackets Shell

Posted on 25 Jun 2013 in Desktop, HTML5 | 66 comments

I recently posted on the state of native desktop apps in HTML5 and mentioned that at my company we chose to use Brackets-Shell as our native app solution. I want to go more in-depth into what brackets is and why we chose it as our solution. This will be the first of a series of […]

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HTML5 Apps on the Desktop in 2013

Posted on 11 May 2013 in Desktop, HTML5 | 33 comments

No doubt we are in the middle of the mobile revolution. The mobile-first mentality is prevalent. I feel like I see these types of posts every day lately: While there is an obvious trent towards mobile in the consumer world, there is one place desktop is king: Business.

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Modular AngularJS App Design

Posted on 29 Apr 2013 in Angular | 27 comments

I am a sucker for modules. Something about bundling a set of functionality and display logic into a module that can be easily redistributed for many apps makes my skin tingle. So when I saw that “modules” were a big part of the AngularJS methodology, I was super excited to try it out. I quickly […]

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AngularJS WebSocket Service Example

Posted on 23 Apr 2013 in Angular | 40 comments

At my curent company we are using Angular.js for a new desktop application (yes, a desktop application, but I won’t get into that). Our app gets its data and events from a web service via a WebSocket connection. Angular comes bundled with some great tools to connect to REST servers, but it doesn’t come with […]

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Backbone.js apps with Authentication Tutorial

Posted on 01 Sep 2012 in Backbone, JavaScript, PHP | 28 comments

At my current company I am working on my first large-scale production backbone.js app and I couldn’t be happier. After using backbone.js for a few months I have caught the vision and I am becoming more and more proficient. But every once and a while I still run into problems I would consider basic, but […]

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