JSON Dataset Generation

Earlier today, I found the need to generate and make use of a large JSON dataset for populating a list within a mobile app experience. I needed thousands of records to test and all of the sample JSON files I could find were pretty small, simple things. I reached out on Twitter and recieved a few responses, including a rather neat Node-based solution from Ray Camden. However, after a little more research, I stumbled across a really convenient web-based project called JSON Generator which took care of all my needs quite handily! Not only did this produce a rich set

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PhoneGap: Saving Arrays in Local Storage

One of a handful of local storage options for PhoneGap applications is the localStorage solution which is actually part of the W3C specs. It provides access to a W3C Storage interface since we are just dealing with HTML5 in PhoneGap. This is a good option for storing simple strings but what if we want to store more complex data structures but don’t want to be bothered with a SQLite database for our application? It’s actually possible to do this via some JSON trickery! In this example, we will first initialize our Array object to hold all the data: var gatheredPosts

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Edge Code, PhoneGap Build, and lots of Absinthe!

Presented at the Adobe MAX Community Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA on May 8th, 2013. We’ll be having at look at the Absinthe Dilution Faerie mobile app and how it was created with Adobe Creative Cloud tooling and services. You might even learn a thing of two about Absinthe… Slides: Recording: Presented at Adobe MAX 2013: Community Central Show and Tell Theater [Apologies for the audio quality and image distortion. Recorded locally with built-in mic.]

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Adobe MAX: Community Central Show and Tell Theater

There arn’t the normal set of unconferences this year as normally found at MAX; FITC, 360, and others are pretty well absent from the community pavilion this time around. The good news is that thee is a new community based effort this year: the Show and Tell Theater! Here, people from Adobe and the community can share some cool projects they are working on in a lounge setting on the Adobe MAX Community Pavilion floor. The Show and Tell Theater is located within Community Central. Schedule is up on the Adobe MAX blog. Am I participating in this? Yes, I

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Review: PhoneGap 2.x Mobile Application Development Hotshot

I’ve been working a lot with PhoneGap lately for both personal projects and teaching. Because of this, I’ve taken some time to check out some of the newer books on the subject. The last book I’ve had a chance to look over is the PhoneGap 2.x Mobile Application Development Hotshot published by Packt (Packt being the publisher of my latest book as well – Learning Adobe Edge Animate). The book itself is just under 400 pages and is structured in an interesting way because every chapter is a different PhoneGap project. These projects include some really great examples of localization,

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