Space, the negligible frontier

November 2, 2015 by Christoff Truter

Since the early 90's the crew of the Starship Enterprise under Captain Picard stirred my imagination, the possibilities of space immensely fascinated me.I remember my excitement when I saw the majestic tail of Comet Hale-Bopp streaking through the sky clearly visible through my bedroom window.

Astronomy   Rant  

JavaScript Tip - Checking for undefined

April 9, 2015 by Christoff Truter

One of the common logical statements that we write when using JavaScript is to check if a variable is undefined.

JavaScript  

Simple JavaScript Shop - Back to the future : Part 1

March 20, 2015 by Christoff Truter

Around 1999 I created my first website using HTML and JavaScript or rather what was referred to as DHTML back then. It was an interesting attempt, but quite a colourful hodgepodge of borrowed scripts, applets, frames, plugins and animated gifs.

JavaScript  

Getting my hands dirty with TypeScript

February 17, 2015 by Christoff Truter

In this post I reflect (mostly a collection of loose thoughts) on a little VS2013 TypeScript demo web application I wrote as an attempt to get into the groove of things.

PHP   TypeScript   Angular  

Quick and dirty look at TypeScript

January 29, 2015 by Christoff Truter

Last year (2014) I had a quick glance at TypeScript for the first time, but I didn't pay too much real attention to it. I pretty much felt it was simply Microsoft's response to Google's dart language. At first glance this seems pretty obvious, they largely "do" the same thing, share a lot of similarities in syntax, both compile to JavaScript etc.

TypeScript