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Error in Dropwizard Getting Started Sample: WARNING: No injection source found for a parameter of type …

I’m involved in a project that requires the use of Jersey Filters in a Dropwizard project so I thought it’s time I had a play with the Dropwizard framework (or whatever it is) so I asked Google for some suggestions (as you do) and it offered me the Getting Started page. A great introduction, but Read More

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jQuery, nth-child selector and Chrome or Safari Browsers

I’m in the middle of adding new functionality to the Wicked Text jQuery plugin and, to keep the code standard high, I have created a simple Unit Test page. I had a problem with the nth-child selector in Chrome and Safari browsers and thought you might find my solution useful.  But not before I’ve done Read More

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Automating JsDoc with Apache Ant

In my previous post I described how I got started using JsDoc to generate some documentation for the Wiki Text jQuery Plugin. Running JsDoc on the command line is nice on occasion but in any serious development environment (or my dodgy old laptop) it needs to be incorporated as part of the automated build. Therefore, Read More

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Displaying Google Calendar Events on a Club Web Site

Well, it was good while it lasted… but now the v2.0 API this is based on has been partially deprecated.  I’ve started the job of migrating – but in the mean time I’ve done a quick fix described here. In this article I will explain how I present a list of events from Google Calendar Read More

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Wiki Text Version 0.3 Released

After a month and a half I’ve now released an updated version of the Wiki Text plugin.  This release adds Named Links, Horizontal Rules and Line Breaks.  Download it here Try it here (and see how fast it is!) Find out more New Features The following new features have been added to this version of Read More

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Handling XML Elements with Namespaces in jQuery

The whole point to writing the Wiki Text jQuery plugin was so that I could use it on the Thistle Society web site to enhance the description text from Google Calendar events shown on the Events page. So, I was a bit irritated that it didn’t work when I tried it.  Most of it turned Read More

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Wiki Text Plugin for jQuery v0.2 Released

I’ve updated the plugin to resolve a couple of small errors and add a tiny bit more functionality. Download it here Try it here (and see how fast it is!) Find out more Changes The following changes have been made to this version of Wiki Text: List item text can now be wrapped by indenting Read More

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Wiki Text Plugin for jQuery v0.1 Released

I would like to announce the first release of a jQuery plugin which converts Wiki text to HTML. Download it here Try it here (and see how fast it is!) Find out more Why a Wiki Text Plugin? As you can see by my recent articles about Google Calendar (and there’s more to come) I Read More

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I’ve Written My Own WordPress Site Theme

OK, so for all you WordPress design experts out there this is not exactly world shattering news, but this has taken me quite a while and several false starts to achieve. As you can see from the new look and feel of the site (if you ever saw it before) I have changed to a Read More

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Embedding Google Calendar Events in a Club Web Site

I maintain a web site for a Scottish Country Dancing group, Thistle Society Wigan (http://www.thistlesociety.org.uk/).  As part of this I need to update the list of forthcoming events for the society and this can be quite time consuming. So I wondered if I could find a way to simplify the way events were maintained – Read More

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