MarkLogic, Angular, and node: Authentication

Author: Dave Cassel  |  Category: Software Development

My first effort with the DemoCat application had a pretty simple architecture: node hosted static resources and passed REST requests straight through to MarkLogic. This approach is more in keeping with the three-tier architecture that MarkLogic’s customers typically use, but my¬†middle tier was doing almost nothing. I’ve made some improvements, especially related to user management. […]

mlFacets directive

Author: Dave Cassel  |  Category: Software Development

My group within MarkLogic is moving to using AngularJS for the front-end code of our MarkLogic applications. One of the things I like about AngularJS is how many directives are already out there, and thus available for us to use in MarkLogic-driven web applications. Of course, not everything is already out there, and I want […]

Demo Catalog

Author: Dave Cassel  |  Category: Software Development

I’ve begun working on a Demo Catalog application recently that has a few purposes. My immediate purpose is to make our demos easier for our sales engineers to describe, find, comment on, and file bugs and RFEs against. If others find the app helpful as it develops, that’s great. But this project is also going […]

Using Angular with Roxy

Author: Dave Cassel  |  Category: Software Development

On a few different people’s recommendations, I’ve been looking at AngularJS lately. Something I ran into early was the expectation that you use HTML5, which is generally not valid XML (meta and link elements aren’t closed, and AngularJS uses some valueless directives, like <body ng-app>). MarkLogic also gets confused by the {{ }} binding markers […]

Adding maps to AppBuilder applications

Author: Dave Cassel  |  Category: Software Development

Using MarkLogic’s Application Builder makes it a snap to put together an application quickly. Whenever I build an app this way, I feel like I’ve gotten 80% of what I need. This post shows how to take the next step and add a common feature: maps. To illustrate these steps, I’m going to use an […]

Working with JavaScript in MarkLogic’s Office plugins

Author: Dave Cassel  |  Category: Software Development

MarkLogic Server (MLS) has some pretty cool plug-ins to help you work with Microsoft Office. After you configure and install the plugin, you can now have a side panel in PowerPoint populated by one of your web apps. Here’s an example of how I’ve seen this used: you’re doing some research using a MarkLogic-based search […]

Why is it flickering?

Author: Dave Cassel  |  Category: Software Development

A friend of mine is learning JavaScript and jQuery and I recently helped her out with a problem she was having. She wanted to mouse over an image and have another <div/> appear, giving information about the image. Okay, nothing real strange there. But in her initial implementation she would mouse over the trigger image, […]