A couple of days ago, I shared a new version of the Employee Directory sample application. By default, the application uses an in-memory data store to provide a “download and run” experience (no need to set up a server or a database). In this post, I’ll show how to replace the in-memory data store with [...]
In my previous post, I shared a new version of the Employee Directory sample application. By default, the application uses an in-memory data store to provide a “download and run” experience (no need to set up a server or a database). In this post, I’ll show how to replace the in-memory data store with RESTful [...]
A year ago, I blogged Employee Directory, a sample application that demonstrates how to build modern web apps with Backbone.js and Twitter Bootstrap. With 1200+ stars and 300+ forks on GitHub, it has been my most popular sample application to date. Because of the continued interest in the application as a starting point and a [...]
In my previous post, I shared my recent experience building a RESTful API with Node.js, MongoDB, and Express. In this post, I’m sharing the client application that uses that RESTful API. The Node Cellar application allows you to manage (retrieve, create, update, delete) the wines in a wine cellar database.
My employee directory app is now available on the App Store. The application allows you to synchronize with your own data, look for employees by name, view their details, add them to your contacts, and see their manager and direct reports, as well as call, text, or email them. You can watch a short video [...]
Being able to work offline is an expected feature of mobile applications. For data-driven applications, it means that you — the developer — will have to store (a subset of) your application data locally, and implement a data synchronization mechanism that keeps your local and server data in sync. In this article, I describe a [...]
A few weeks weeks ago, I posted a first Backbone.js and Twitter Bootstrap sample application. While interesting, “Employee Directory” is a read-only application. As such, it doesn’t show off the full power of Backbone’s models or the coolness of some of Bootstrap’s data entry features such as forms, validation, etc. To demonstrate these features, I [...]
After my recent post, Crafting Native Looking iOS Apps with HTML, a number of you asked for an offline version that would use a Local Database (instead of the simple in-memory store) and provide a mechanism to automatically keep the local database in sync with a server database.
If you just want to try the application in your browser, click here. The data is based on Dwight’s original org chart :) I’ve been blogging a lot about Backbone.js recently. Backbone.js is a lightweight architectural framework that brings structure to your Web applications. Backbone is not, however, a user interface framework that helps you [...]