Prabhu Sunderaraman

Modularize JavaScript with Backbone

The jQuery code that I have used in projects have always had modularity issues. The code looks clumsy and messy making it very difficult to maintain. My work with Ext JS4 and Sencha Touch made me looking for a MVC […]

Dive into Android development – VI

Dive into Android development – VI

Let’s develop a simple Android application to perform dial-up and SMS operations. Let’s have two buttons “Call” and “SMS” as shown below. Clicking these buttons will perform the appropriate actions. The resource layout file for the two buttons is given […]

Multiple data sources in Grails 2.0

One of my favourite features in Grails 2.0 is the support for configuring multiple data sources. I remember playing with the spring resources to configure multiple data sources in one of my client assignments. Grails 2.0 brings in a built-in […]

Function Statements and Expressions in JavaScript

JavaScript is not really taken very seriously as a programming language, when it has to be. This statement comes to my mind whenever I read the book JavaScript, Good Parts. In JavaScript you can define a function as a statement […]

Gradle your Java app

Gradle your Java app

Working with ANT has always been a slightly boring experience for me because of it’s rigid XML syntax. Setting up classpath, tasks like clean, compile, run tests etc., every time is a tedious process. Ever since I started working with […]