Many undocumented subtleties figure prominently when designing and scaling the Azure architecture of a new Azure Web App, whether starting from scratch or porting an existing .NET app to the Azure Cloud. It’s always best to determine system compatibilities and custom needs prior to deployment. While Microsoft’s Azure documentation is generally good, navigating the often undocumented details can prevent pitfalls and optimize the scalability of your Azure Cloud-based solution. (more…)
- Upgrade home-office security and take the opportunity to join the Star Trek generation of smart-home IoT.
- Describe my experience installing and configuring a couple of Schlage Sense smart-locks and configuring them to connect to a couple of Apple TVs as their HomeKit hubs.
- Examine the pro’s and con’s of smart-home devices: their features are compelling when they work, but IoT remains a bleeding-edge, artful science. (more…)
This is the first of a series of tutorials on using Bootstrap radio buttons in the wild to filter real datasets in concert with other commonly-used UI components like DataTables and jQuery UI.
Part 1: Converting a classic input radio to the Bootstrap label
Filtering tables of data is the central task of many a business web-app. DataTables are searchable by default, but records often beg to be batch-filtered into several status modes like: current | archived | all.
Bootstrap Radio Buttons provide a nice, clean look, but many developers shy away from them due to unfamiliarity with their CSS label-based class manipulation and/or compatibility issues with other component libraries like jQuery UI.
Bootstrap checkbox and radio btn-groups work ‘out of the box’, but the simple activation of a default button decouples active button highlighting from the input tag checked state. In this case, the active label class must be handled manually, but the docs don’t explain how, so a stack-overflow of posts for dev-help ensues. (more…)