All posts by “Janik von Rotz

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SharePoint 2013 unable to unlock site collection

In case you manage your SharePoint installation with PowerShell and your backup script failed, you might experience that the site collection is locked for any kind of access.
That’s because SharePoint locks the site collection for backups until the backup process has finished.

And in another case like mine, it could happen that you’re unable to unlock the workspace, despite your logged in as administrator.

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comment 0 Is it time to drop jQuery? Essentials to learning JavaScript from a jQuery background


jQuery has been a godsend to pretty much all of us front-end developers since it’s release, it’s intuitive methods, easy functions make light work of JavaScript’s loosely typed language. JavaScript is hard, it’s hard to get into, it’s much harder than jQuery. But the time is nearly here, going native is going to be the future of front-end – HTML5.

HTML5 doesn’t just mean a few extra HTML elements, if you’re putting down on your CV/Resume that you know HTML5 because you’ve used the new elements, then think again! HTML5 covers such a mass of technology, and also alongside it comes ECMAScript 5, the future of JavaScript. Combining HTML5 APIs, of which most require JavaScript, we need to adopt a more native structure of working as each day jQuery becomes less important, and here’s why.

This article takes a jQuery lover through some of the harder, more misunderstood, JavaScript methods, functions and more to show how native technology has caught up, how it’s not as difficult as it seems and that native JavaScript is probably going to hit you like a brick in the face fairly soon – if it hasn’t already. As a front-end developer I am pretty passionate about knowing my tech, and admittedly I began with jQuery and moved to learning JavaScript, I know many others have too. This article is here to talk anyone looking to dive into native JavaScript development over jQuery, and should hopefully open up some doors into the future of your coding.

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Vagrant – portable development environment

Today almost every coder uses git or another vcs and a related service like github for code hosting.

As a front end designer twitters bower is the right tool to manage your libary dependencies.

And for the backend developer the npm package manager is always on board.

Those tools have changed the way of developing websites and webapplication.

They’ve increased productivity and the flexibilty for your application.

So far, there’s only one part lagging behind: It’s the development environment.

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