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Issue 5
   
   
Date:   April 29, 2015
Telerik Developer Digest
   
   
Welcome
Welcome to the latest collection of the best articles from the Telerik Developer Network and around the web, curated by a group of Telerik developers just like you.
   
   
From the Telerik Developer Network
Patterns of JavaScript UI Widget Instantiation
Cody Lindley shares 5 strategies for instantiating JavaScript-based UI widgets commonly used by widget vendors and discusses the implications of using each.
Telerik Developer Network
In UX, Less Isn't Always More
Ed Charbeneau shares an instance where breaking with convention and adding complexity to an interface actually improved the user experience.
Telerik Developer Network
Four Ways to Quickly Test Swift Code
Michael Crump steps through four options for making it quick and easy to test your Swift code when developing iOS apps.
Telerik Developer Network
Picturex - A Photo Sharing App Built with Telerik Controls
An interview with the creator of the PictureX app that was built with the help of Telerik RedControls for Windows Phone.
Telerik Developer Network
Creating Advanced Sitefinity Navigations
Learn how to create more advanced and attractive navigations within the Sitefinity CMS from Tim Williamson.
Telerik Developer Network
Customize the iOS Navigation Bar / Status Bar with NativeScript
Burke Holland demonstrates the methods available to customize the look, feel and visibility of the navigation bar and status bar on iOS from NativeScript.
Telerik Developer Network
   
   
Around the Web
Top 10 Most Used JavaScript Frameworks
According to this survey of more than 2,500 Codeanywhere users, the top framework by far is Angular, followed by Backbone, Ember and Meteor.
Codeanywhere
Obvious Always Wins
You can increase the engagement features within your mobile application by not hiding them behind a menu control.
Luke Wroblewski
Lessons Learned in Software Development
Some guidelines for different aspects of software development, from coding to troubleshooting and more.
Henrik Warne
More Weight Doesn't Mean More Wait
How delivering a usable version of the page, before heavy assets are downloaded, can improve the user’s “perceived performance.”
Scott Jehl
A Speech Library Helper for Cortana
A look at using Cortana to build a simple voice command driven adventure game.
Microsoft UK Developers
Time Travel in C#
A tip for creating a time class that can be offset to more easily test time-based functionality.
Rob Miles
Building Adaptive Layout in Windows 10 with RelativePanel and AdaptiveTrigger
Laurent Bugnion
   
   
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