Category: Development

  • Virtual Machine: Configuring for daily development use

    Every time I create or given a new Development Virtual Machine (VM) I find myself repeating the same steps. Make sure the VM has been added to the Domain Start > right click: Computer > Properties > Change settings In some circumstances you may need to remove and re-add the machine the domain and restart […]

  • Jasmine with Visual Studio and SharePoint Apps – Part 3

    In this post I want to talk about Fixtures and a major pitfall I’ve found when working with Chutzpah Test Adaptor for the Test Explorer.

  • Jasmine with Visual Studio and SharePoint Apps – Part 2

    Jasmine with Visual Studio and SharePoint Apps – Part 2

    Last week I wrote about how to configure Jasmine to run within Visual Studio using Chutzpah Test Adaptors. However since then I’ve run into a number of issues for which I will share my thoughts in this post.

  • Jasmine with Visual Studio and SharePoint Apps – Part 1

    Jasmine with Visual Studio and SharePoint Apps – Part 1

    This blog does no​t describe how to perform JavaScript ​TDD (test-driven development) or BDD (behaviour-driven development). It does however describe how to set-​​up Visual Studio and configure an App for SharePoint project to get you started.

  • Client-side Development Techniques with CQWP(s) and JavaScript…

    The other day I was talking to one of my colleague John Holah about retrieving large amounts of data from a SharePoint 2010 Lists using “client-side” v “OOB” techniques for a particular client, who has set use a number of challenges/limitations: Our access is limited to Site Collections We cannot deploy server-side code Internet Explorer […]

  • Cool Visual Studio 2013 plugin called Javascript Parser…

    Found a cool plugin which improve support for JavaScript within Visual Studio 2013 and therefore help the performance of development process and avoid possible bugs. Excellent! However the best thing I like about “Javascript Parser” plugin is that I can now use the “// TODO: …” Task List Tokens in my JavaScript code just like we […]

  • Useful UI Branding tools for SharePoint 2013

    Just thinking about branding my website and came across a tool by Microsoft called Color Palette Tool SharePoint 2013 which downloaded from http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/16806.color-palette-tool-sharepoint-2013.aspx And if you require inspiration for your theme one of colleges (Matthew Holden) pointed me in the direction Adobe Kuler https://kuler.adobe.com/create/color-wheel/  

  • SharePoint Online Public Site: adding JS & CSS references to a Master page

    I’m not going to describe the process of creating a custom master page from end to end, as there are plenty of good articles and blogs out there already. I just want to share one possible pitfall that I fell into… As any owner of a website might, I decided to create a new master […]

  • SharePoint Online Public Site: how to access the Webpart Gallery

    When working with SharePoint Online’s Public Site you may have noticed that you do not have access to the Webparts Gallery from the Settings page. It would appear that, at least for my version of O365 SharePoint, Microsoft has hidden the “Web parts” link from the Settings page. If you need to manage your custom […]

  • Definition of a SharePoint Feature

    Represents a modular server-side, file system-level customization that contains items that can be installed and activated in a SharePoint environment within one of the following scopes: Farm                       (Exclusing SharePoint Online) WebApplication   (Exclusing SharePoint Online) Site Web