How to render a SharePoint page in IE using EDGE mode without changing the master page

So you are running the latest version of Internet Explorer and you're thinking: I should get good performance and better User Experience when accessing a SharePoint site. After all, Microsoft® has done allot of work to bring that browser closer to being standards compliant. Wrong! SharePoint's User Interface (UI) is a creature of habit. It's … Continue reading How to render a SharePoint page in IE using EDGE mode without changing the master page

Grunt – How to Copy Only New Files

In using Grunt on a large project, I wanted to speed up the build time by only copying files to the staging area that have changed. Unless I missed something, the Grunt Copy plugin always copies all files, regardless if they were changed or not. It does provide hooks that we can use in determining … Continue reading Grunt – How to Copy Only New Files

How To: Load a Private Version of jQuery with Require.JS

AMD Loaders Rock! I have been using require.js (an AMD loader) to do allot of client side development and can't really imagine starting any decent size project (App) without it.  It allows you to break up your code into modules that are loaded along with their dependencies (other modules). This design patters allows for greater … Continue reading How To: Load a Private Version of jQuery with Require.JS

Creating (Eclipse) Aptana JavaScript Content Assist Files (sdocml)

I have a been a long time user of Aptana (I use the Eclipse plugin; there is also a self-contained Aptana IDE which wraps eclipse), and find it to be a very good (free) IDE for web development (JavaScript, CSS, HTML). JavaScript editors today don't seem to be as good or advanced as other languages … Continue reading Creating (Eclipse) Aptana JavaScript Content Assist Files (sdocml)

How To Get Information About a SharePoint List Item Using its URL

I recently had the need to get information about an Document Library item based on that item's URL. Particularly I was looking to know the item's ID and the List Name/ID that it belong to so that could the use the GetListItems operation of the Lists web services (using SOAP interface). All I had was … Continue reading How To Get Information About a SharePoint List Item Using its URL