From now it supports custom types (union/complex) declared in the fashion of @typedef JSDoc tag. Follow the link
The Flavor of TypeScript: a hands-on guide full of ready-to-use recipes and code examples Follow the link
"A few things you need to know about CSS" slides from an internal master-class Follow the link
Not so long ago Microsoft announced a new language, targeting on front-end developers. Everybody's first reaction was like "Why on Earth?!" Is it just Microsoft darting back to Google? Is that a trick to promote their Visual Studio?
Recently I've laid my hands on a copy of "PHP Application Development with NetBeans" by M A Hossain Tonu (www.PacktPub.com). It appeared to be a really nice reading. One of those where it's hard to put the book down until the end. It must be valuable as for beginners as for experienced NetBeans users. I, personally, have been using NetBeans for about 4 years and still find in the book the features I wasn't aware about or unfairly ignored for so long. Yeah, NetBeans is like an iceberg. At the first glance it looks quite simple, but the deeper you are, the more layers you discover. After years of usage you still can run into an overlooked tool which remarkably boosts your coding productivity. In order to avoid the case "Why didn't I use it for all this time?!", I would even call it as a must-read book for anybody working with NetBeans. Besides, covering the common facilities of NetBeas the books provides comprehensive input regarding automated-testing flow, version control integrated tools on Git example, PHPDoc practices and API-documentation generation.
Making design responsive means not only certain representations on different screens, but also particular behavior on different devices. Usually on mobile devices mouse is not available, keyboard with navigation keys is out of reach. So we are short of controls to provide a useful navigation.
Let’s take image viewer. User taps a thumbnail and gets an overlay with the image. We don’t have much screen space on the smartphone. So the image goes fullscreen. Well, how is the user supposed to close the overlay? On desktop we would place close button on the frame. Besides, we would use Esc and any click outside the frame. Here on mobile we just have this fullscreen image and no keyboard. If we place “close” button on the image, it will hide a part of image. Let’s add to the list “previous” and “next” buttons, all big enough to tap easily by a finger. So what are we to do?
A few months ago I bought a new Macbook. I’m really fond of the development environment I set up on it. The more I work with it, the more I love it. However, while building the environment I couldn’t find any decent step-by-step manual. So, it took me for a while to get what I wanted. Here’s my experience
I went through the specification and started writing design pattern examples on TypeScript to get a feel on the language.
Automated testing is an essential part of application life-cycle (see Continuous Integration). In web-development we usually test: Back-end (*Unit-tests), Front-end (HTML/CSS validators, JSLint/JSHint, CSSLint, YSlow etc) and UI (functional testing). Unit-testing (Back-end, Front-end) is about checking if all the application components adhere the technical design requirements. Every unit-test simulates the application environment on which runs. Functional tests are to determine if the application as a whole ecosystem has no flaws. They run on a copy of real application environment and show if everything is ok from user prospective. You can see it as an automation of QA-engineer routine where it is possible. For functional testing widely used such frameworks as Selenium, Windmill, Twill, BusterJS. Though, if you use qUnit for front-end unit-testing, you may love the idea to use the same tool on functional testing. jQuery provides an incredible API for DOM manipulation. It can be amazing tool to simulate user behaviors and check DOM reaction.
Project X at Crytek GmbH. No details till the project is launched (NDA's signed)
Age of Web 2.0
Size of my contribution: information architecture analyze on early stages, technical design (UML, documentation), PHP (on Zend Framework) and JS (on YUI3) project component development.
POZZZY is social system to aggregate entertainment, which has features of social news system (Digg.com), collective blog (Slashdot.org) and social bookmark system (del.icio.us). Pozzzy is an OpenID server/consumer, supports MicroID, Pavatar, hCard, XFN and FOAF.
Size of my contribution: idea, projection, programming
Age of XML Sapiens
XML Sapiens is an XML-based language used for describing of web-application data, presentation and functionality composition.
XML Sapiens allows to prepare a set of data structure declarations, content field type set, functionality and use all of them within site designing. Reusing of those components reduces costs of web-development and lets to avoid low-level programming.
Size of my contribution: idea, projection, specification developing
Site Sapiens is an enterprise content management system including web content management system (WCMS), web-application development environment, web-integration platform.
Web 2.0 Technological Foundation: AJAX, RIA, SOA
Leading program methodologies: AOSD/AOP, XML Sapiens, TDD, Replicating DB Architecture
Site Sapiens has been chosen as CMS for projects of Russia, Belarus, Ukraine markets such companies as The Coca Cola Company, Renault, Elle, Mars.
Size of my contribution: idea, projection, programming (everyting except AJAX-framework and XML Sapiens processor program code. Since version Site Sapiens 3.1 I left the project and it is deleloping without me).
SAPID CMF is a framework for rapid creation of content-based application of Web 2.0 generation. SAPID CMF allows to organize effectively process of new application development, data, structures, representation and functionality
components reusing, rich user interfaces creation.
Size of my contribution: idea, projection, programming
SAPID CMS - is a freeware tool for site creation and management. SAPID is distinguished through the comfortable Ajax-based site structure management interface and high flexibility of design, content and functionality integration.
SAPID does not need DB (file-flat CMS). SAPID is inline CMS. It means that site documents are editable in a way "what you see is what you get", a document in delivery phase looks same as in administrative phase.
Size of my contribution: idea, my share of projection and developing ~ 50%, promotion, cretion of sapid-club.com, special editions SAPID SHOP, SAPID Gallery, SAPID Personal Site).
Internet Auction Web Services API
The solution contains class library, which realize web services on server side, load balancing engine, samples of interaction with web services on client side, documentation (Web Services API Guide, 60 pages) and presentation.
Size of my contribution: library programming, documenting
Age of MySITE
MySITE - is the first full-function information space control system in Belarusian Internet. MySITE allows web-systems construction, management, scaling and change. MySITE does not require special knowledge for administration area user interface management. The system includes additional modules for management of a electronic catalogue, reports on attendance, advertising management, forums system management, interrogations and posting management.
Size of my contribution: idea, projection, programming
In year 2000 STC ATLAS (at that time a part of SoftLine Group) developed the following projects under my supervision: a web-site of Central commission of elections and referenda of the Republic of Belarus -"Elections 2000";Informational analytical server of Administrative office of the President of the Republic of Belarus.
In summer 2001 I had been offered to develop an electronic publications system MyPRESS.
It is a universal program complex which includes all basic functions of content control systems and allows creating and leading periodic WEB based editions. Sites management system MySITE has been created on MyPRESS basis in autumn.
ngBackbone is a small extension of Backbone.js that unlocks Angular-like programming experience
Well, I love old good Backbone for its simplicity and flexibility. However after working with such frameworks as Angular and React, I see that Backbone app requires much more code. Yet I don't want to ditch Backbone and deal with some 20K LOC framework codebase. I just want a minimal modular extension that will improve my programming experience and maintainability of my code. And that is how I came up with ngBackbone
Aspect-oriented programming suggests separating cross-cutting concerns (logging, caching, monitoring, data validation, error detection and so on) from main business logic. In brief it introduces:
advice - code implementing cross-cutting concerns
pointcut - when code where in your main code advices shall be applied
NgAspect provides decorators @Before and @After that allow to bind an advice to a pointcut e.g. @Before( Class/Constructor, "methodName" ) or @Before([ [Class/Constructor, "methodName"], [Class/Constructor, "methodName"] ]). It also exports @Pointcut decorator that points out what method can be supplied with advices.
A function for asynchronous loading of non-critical CSS and deferring Web Fonts, which leverages localStorage for caching. When a new version of file supplied (app.css?v2) any old versions (app.css?xx) are being removed from localStorage automatically
Pragmatic CSS is guidelines for writing scalable and maintainable style-sheets. PCSS divides the whole UI into portable and reusable components. Every component is described in a separate CSS (SASS/LESS/etc) module. PCSS's naming convention makes it easier to locate a module corresponding to a problem and encourages developer on producing optimized object-oriented CSS.
This bookmarklet provides a controllable overlay with an image of page graphical design over top of the developed HTML. In fact it is similar to the well-know Pixel Perfect Firefox extension, which doesn't work properly with last Firefox builds for a while.
Page navigation using touch gestures on mobile devices
Usually we hide all auxiliary page components on mobile to save space of the viewing area. So we have to provide in return alternative navigation tool out of the screen. Since keyboard with navigation keys isn't available, we can use touch gestures.
I'm passionate about software product quality, particularly code architecture.
I have a strong belief that regardless of a programming language developer needs
a framework primarily for a consistent abstraction and the framework must not replace the language, but guide
Scss/Compass styles following SMACSS conventions, semantically meaningful HTML and
Software architecture, domain driven design
HTML5 + CSS3
Continuous Integration and Deployment
Test-driven development / BDD
An accomplished web developer specializing in Object-Oriented Design and Analysis with extensive experience in the full life cycle of the software development process.
Information Architecture: including metadata standards, classification schemes, knowledge of representation
CRYTEK GmbH(senior web developer)Frankfurt am Main, Germany
PHP5.x, remote APIs such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Gamespy, automated building with ANT/Grunt, CI-server Jenkins
Designed and built Site Sapiens ECMP. Took part in development of more than half of hundred web-sites.
2007 - initiated and developed POZZZY startup. It was a social system to aggregate entertainment, which had features of social news system (Digg.com), collective blog (Slashdot.org) and social bookmark system (del.icio.us).
2006 - designed and built Site Sapiens 3.0 ECMP
2005 - PHP Programming Innovation Award October 2005 Winner of PHP Classes
2005 - created once popular Open Source CMS SAPID (sapid.sf.net)
2004 - wrote the specification of language XML Sapiens for CMS developers
2003 - designed enterprise information area management platform Site Sapiens
since 2003 - Senior web developer at Red Graphic Systems company
Developed a few dozens of web-project including some Intranet/Internet portals of Administrative office of the President of the Republic of Belarus. Initiated, designed and developed the first known CMS in Belarus - MySite
2002 - deputy head of Stc. Atlas studio
2001 created site management system MySITE
2001 created electronic publications system MyPRESS
2000 – 2001 - head of web-development InternetService studio
My duties included development of small business applications based on Clarion RDBMS. Created an interactive GUI extension (mouse control, pseudo-graphic) for Clarion using C /Assembler and applied to develop.
1993 – 1994 - programmer at BelarusRezinoTechnika joint-stock company (http://www.aobrt.by/en/)
1989, 90 – twice winner of All-Union contest for programming innovations and Soviet Union schoolboy conference member. Winner of the All-Union Lenin’s grant.
Speaker at the international congress PHPconf’2005
Speaker at Internet-forums by’99, by’00, by’01, by’02, by’03, by’04
Speaker at the international e-commerce congress etp'2001
Participant in broadcasts programs on the Belorussian TV and national radio as an Internet-technology expert