In my recent post, My First Thoughts on SP 2013 – What does it mean for developers?, I wrote, "If you can’t work effectively in client side technologies, you will no longer be able to legitimately claim to be a senior or architect." Some of my friends expressed some trepidation about this new model on twitter. For example:
If you find this series of posts worthwhile and want to follow along there are a few tools I recommend you should use to help follow along and test out concepts.
- An up to date browser with its associated developer tools. My favorite is Firefox + Firebug, but I use them all.
Instead of embedding a screen shot into this post I will share a link to a simple ‘Hello World’ fiddle I wrote: http://jsfiddle.net/DougWare/jWBsz/. Follow the link and click Run to see the awesome demo in action. By the time you finish reading this series of posts you’ll completely understand the syntax I used in my script, but for now I just want to point out some of my favorite JSFiddle features.
Versioning and Sharing
If you have an account and you are signed in you can create and track multiple versions of your fiddle. Even if you aren’t signed in, you get some support for this via the Save function.
That’s it for now…
I think this post is long enough. The next post will be an introduction variables and scoping rules. Stay tuned!
Author: Doug Ware