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Azure Mobile Services with AngularJS $resource

Microsoft released the ability to create custom APIs with Azure Mobile Services in June 2013 and released the JavaScript client for Azure Mobile Services (AMS) even earlier in March 2013. The JavaScript client is excellent and easy to use, but it doesn't play well with AngularJS. Actually, that's not true.…

Upload to Azure Storage REST API from Xamarin

It surprised me to find that uploading an image to Azure Storage using the REST API with Xamarin iOS wasn't straightforward. After a lot of research and by combining a couple techniques, we can easily upload a UIImage to blob storage using the Azure Storage REST API. Here's what you'll…

AngularJS and PlantLink

If you’ve ever had a houseplant die on you, pay attention. Eight months ago, my company, Heavy Code, started a gig with a local startup, Oso Technologies. I’d heard of this company months earlier when their Kickstarter campaign hit the news. They were building a product that would…

No Pain AngularJS Directives

By now you’ve got your hands dirty with Angular and are starting to build some more complicated apps. You’ve read the documentation and the samples and know about these things called "directives". But you’re afraid — afraid that they’re too complicated and difficult.  Fear Not, My Friend…

Medium Word Count Chrome Extension

The website Medium.com offers an excellent writing environment. One problem I always had with the service is that it doesn’t really keep track of how long a post is. Other services, such as Editorially, do keep track of the length. I prefer Medium’s writing mode to Editorially’…

TypeScript Generics

About a month ago, Microsoft released the 0.9 version of TypeScript. Originally released in October 2012, the language has come a long way and one of its most requested and recent additions is generics. You may find yourself asking, "When the heck am I going to use generics in…