Burke Holland is a developer living in Nashville, TN; the greatest city in the world..
By Angular, we mean Angular 2. In this tutorial, we’re going to build an iTunes Search application. The app will use the open iTunes JSONP API to search for artists, display albums by that artist in a Kendo UI Grid. Each album will be expanded to show a detail grid which will contain all of […]
In August of this year, after a few months of hard work, we released Kendo UI For Angular 2 Beta. Since then we’ve been hard at work towards our Release Candidate slated for January. We’re very excited about these components, and we truly believe that some things – the very best things – are worth […]
ASP.NET Core is here and it’s cross-platform, which is kind of awesome. It’s also a bit different from MVC 5, which is kind of annoying. I’ll be the first to admit that I haven’t written any ASP.NET code since version 3, so if you’re new to ASP.NET Core, you’re in good company! Our team recently […]
Three years ago some engineers at Telerik begin working on a mobile framework that could help turn web developers into mobile developers. Not mobile web developers or hybrid developers, but true native mobile developers. Over two years later, that framework was released as the open source project called NativeScript. We’ve come a long way since […]
I was putting together the keynote for the upcoming NativeScript Developer Day conference, and I had a slide placeholder in to talk about Angular. NativeScript has supported Angular 2 since it was released in RC at ng-conf in May. You can check out our quick 2 minute segment of the keynote where we announced our […]
At the risk of creating yet-another harmful "Considered Harmful" blog post, it's recently become more and more apparent to me that writing native code, on any platform, is a bad idea in the long run. That's quite the inflamatory assertion, and I'm sure that if you are currently writing native code (Obj-C, C#, Swift, Java, […]
Do you feel pretty comfortable with Kendo UI framework? Are your jQuery skills pretty top-notch? Good. Because you’re going to need them. In this session recording from TelerikNEXT, I dive into some advanced Kendo UI concepts that require a mastery of the basics and your browser’s developer tools. In the session, I really dig in […]
OAuth Sucks. I’m probably not telling you something that you don’t already know. If you’ve ever had to setup authentication to one (or heaven forbid) multiple authentication providers (Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), then you already know that it’s enough to make anyone want to switch careers. Nobody has ever implemented an OAuth flow for […]
This year at Build, Microsoft grandly announced Visual Studio Code, the first code editor from Microsoft that works on the Mac. A full featured desktop IDE. And the crowd goes wild. I myself downloaded and used Visual Studio Code, and I gotta admit, it’s pretty good. Especially considering this is a v1 release we’re talking […]
Burke Holland builds a Reddit Reader in under 20 minutes using NativeScript. Recorded at Fluent 2015.
“Marketing has told me we can’t call it Project Spartan anymore. Are you ready to learn the new name?” Some guy from Microsoft – BUILD 2015 Thousands of web developers sat on the edge of their seats. Will they call it Spartan? They did that with Cortana, so why not? Personally, a web browser named […]
One of the things that I’ve always loved about Visual Studio is how it extracts the tedium of builds. Someone once told me, “You should understand how MSBuild works.” Should I? Isn’t that what I have Visual Studio for? So I don’t have to look at that XML file? Pass on that. When I’m coding, […]
My presentation from TelerikNEXT on Advanced Kendo UI.
As I’ve been learning more and more about NativeScript, one of the first tasks that I really dove into was learning how to customize the Navigation Bar for an iOS app. NativeScript has a Navbar component on the roadmap, but for now, it requires some knowledge about the underlying iOS implementation of UINavigationControllers, UIViewControllers and the […]
With the March announcement of the Apple Watch, hype around the new wearable simply couldn’t be any more deafening. Couple that with Android Wear, which has been out for some time now, and you have a situation that is unavoidable: there is a new screen size and the tectonic plates of computing are shifting yet again. […]
Most people are familiar with the concept of a “black belt.” When I was a kid, other kids would point to a guy we all knew was into Karate and say, “Watch out for that guy – he’s a black belt!”. In our world, Black Belt meant, “Bruce Lee” and “Crane kick your face”. While […]
If you’ve used Kendo UI Mobile, then you know that one of the things it does really well is something called “adaptive rendering.” This is where it adapts to the look and feel of the operating system for the device on which it is running. This is a really compelling feature – assuming you want […]
Much has been written of late in regards to the embattled “hamburger” icon. It shows up all over the web and abounds in mobile apps, all the while Apple says it’s a bad idea after implementing half of one on their own site and then backtracking on their responsive design implementation altogether. It’s all quite […]
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Burke Holland looks at what it takes to build a Chrome App and some of the “Gotchas”.
Burke Holland explains the concept of AngularJS Directives in familiar jQuery terms
Burke Holland presents at ng-conf 2014
Burke Holland presents at HTML5.tx
On October 17th, we held our first ever Telerik European Hackathon. I had the pleasure of attending, and it was an amazing experience. I wanted so badly to tell you all about it, so I wrote it all down. Then I realized that my words would never do this event justice. Instead, I would like […]
The first version of Oracle was released in 1979 was version 2. They released it as version 2 knowing that customers might be hesitant to buy a product that was not mature. So how do you make a product mature? By incrementing the major version number of course. The latest offender in Law and Order, […]
In case you happen to have missed it, an Apple announcement has claimed the number one spot on Hacker News this morning. As tired as we all are of Apple and the endless speculating and PR barrage, this one is different from most all of the others. It’s different because it’s not really an announcement […]
I love validating forms – No one ever I have loathed form validation since the first time I ever had to do it. Ten years later, things don’t seem to have gotten any better. It’s tedious; you have to do it twice (client and server); and it adds a layer of complexity to your UI […]
The importance of user experience should never be underestimated. Software not withstanding, user experience is important in everything that we interact with, both physical and digital. There is an entire website dedicated just to user interaction fails with hilarious results. I captured one at the movie theater in my own small southern town. You had […]
Cards keep showing up everywhere I look. Twitter has cards. Google has cards and cards are everywhere in Material Design. Cards are also showing up in mobile apps, such as Tinder (not that I would know anything about that). Cards are so hot right now that some are even proclaiming them the “future of the […]
Dashboards are a great way to see information. Columns are composed of “widgets” which are more or less agnostic of each other. The user can then rearrange these widgets to make the page look how they want. This is a concept that has been around in business intelligence for a long time, and something that […]
Amongst the bevy of features in the latest Kendo UI release, we introduced a new tool specifically for Kendo UI developers; the Kendo UI Chrome Inspector. We’ve been working on this tool for a while internally, using it ourselves as we build the next releases of Kendo UI. We realized it would probably be a […]
You asked for it. Then you asked for it again. Over and over we heard, “We want to be able to use Kendo UI Mobile with AngularJS”. Ask and you shall receive. Kendo UI Mobile support has landed in Angular Kendo UI. As of the Q1 March release this year, the mobile widgets have been […]