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About Jamie Munro

Welcome to my blog. I have been compiling articles since 2009! Below is a list of every post I've ever created. Some of my major focuses have been compiling the best source of jQuery tutorials on the Internet today. A recent focus of mine is now focusing on creating the best SQL Tutorials for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Users. This is a compiliation of all my experience about how to do common SQL commands to optimize for performance. As you might see from the links around here, I've also written and published 5 books. My first and last book are focused around ASP.NET MVC and Web API tutorials. The last book has a big focus on integrating Knockout.js as the MVVM for the front-end code. O'Reilly Media was so interested in Knockout.js that they actually commissioned me to write that book first as it is one of the only books dedicated entirely to this MVVM library. So if you're looking for the best Knockout.js tutorials, I've compiled the best list. My first book, even though it was self published, was on the PHP framework: CakePHP. I used this framework for years and many of my first ever exampes were all focused on CakePHP tutorials that provide so many fantastic PHP examples. There are so many Javascript tutorials out there, but I noticed that one of the things I work on most with Javascript is arrays. With this I've worked hard on compiling a big list of really advanced Javascript array examples. These array examples are amazing including how to group by, get distinct array elements and so many more. I've also dabbled a little bit with Node.js and during those experiments I definitely ran into some common errors like Can't set headers after they are sent, Solving No Access-Control-Allow-Origin with Node js and Express, and Uncaught ReferenceError: require is not defined. With these common errors I've compiled a list of Node.js tutorials that help solve these problems, but more importantly getting you started with the basics.

Checking if an element exists with jQuery

Published on Mar 19, 2019

You want to do some conditional processing depending on if an item or items exist in your DOM (Document Object Model). By default, jQuery doesn't have a function that performs this; however, there is a very simple way to extend jQuery to do so.

Creating Your Own jQuery Selector

Published on Mar 16, 2019

By default, the jQuery selectors are pretty advanced. You can select items by classes, ids, attributes, the first, the last, etc… But why stop there? By simply extending jQuery, we can add our own custom selectors to further enhance how we use jQuery. In this example, I will create an extended function called widthOver300 leveraging jQuery's $.extend

Deep clone an object with jQuery

Published on Feb 19, 2019

To copy/clone an object using jQuery, you will want to leverage the extend function. This function accepts N objects to clone/merge as well as a boolean to indicate whether it should copy recursively or not.

CakePHP Extending one View from Another

Published on Sep 20, 2012

A new feature in CakePHP 2.1 is the ability to make one view extend another view.  This is a very neat feature; it's actually quite similar to the concept of Jquery template.  The concept behind it is relatively straight forward.  You define one view that contains common elements that will be updated in another view.  The goal is to avoid duplicating the HTML in a different view.