Björn Ekengren

JavaScript enthusiast and long time Java developer.

Feb 172013
 

We have started a small project to build a web-ROTI, that is an app that can be used to measure how good your meetings are. After one day of hacking we have a MVP.

Web-ROTI (Return On Time Invested) is a tool to gauge the time spent on meetings and improve them.
ROTI can easily be measured on whiteboard or paper but you are running the risk of getting a biased result when the voters see other votes. In Web-ROTI the vote is given without bias, as a bonus it calculates the average as well.
A vote is a number between 1 and 5
  1. A complete waste of time
  2. Not so good
  3. Break even, my gain is equal to the time spent
  4. Positive
  5. Superb, I could not have used this time better Continue reading »
Apr 292012
 

Backbone in Baby Steps, part 2.5

In the first two part of this tutorial series we looked at the basic structure of a Backbone application and how to add and remove models. In the third part we will look at how to synchronize the models with the back end, but in order to do that we need to make a small detour and set up a server with a REST api. That is what we are going to do in this part. Continue reading »

Mar 062012
 

Backbone in baby steps, Part 1

Topic: Backbone, Underscore, jQuery
Language: JavaScript
Difficulty: Medium
Pre requisites: Moderate JavaScript knowledge. Basic jQuery knowledge.

In this tutorial  we will be building a library application for managing digital books using Backbone. We will also have a glimpse at Underscore and jQuery since they are the default requirements of Backbone.

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