9th Nov 2015

NPM and Bower

Package and dependency management is an important aspect of many web-applications, particularly as their complexity continues to grow and many third party libraries are required. With the release of DataTables 1.10.10, and the latest revisions of its companion extensions, DataTables now fully embraces package management as a core part of the project.

DataTables, its extensions and the styling options now feature well defined CommonJS and AMD loaders enabling their publication on NPM and Bower - search for This also opens options to use other tools such as Browserify and WebJars.

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2nd Oct 2015

Editor's server-side events

This is the second in a series of posts which describes the new features of Editor 1.5. Previously multi-row editing was the focus of discussion, while in this post I will look at the server-side events that have been added to the PHP and .NET libraries which are available as part of the Editor package and demonstrate how they can be used to increase the flexibility of the server-side software.

This post show how server-side can be extremely useful through examples of the following use cases:

  • Handling password fields which should be updated when data is entered only
  • E-mail notification
  • Data modification logging

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11th Sep 2015

Multi-row bulk editing

Editor 1.5 has now been available for almost a month and although the new features are documented in the release notes and shown on the examples pages, I'd like to use a couple of blog posts to explore some of these new features in depth with code examples. This will be of interest to those of you are upgrading from a previous version and also if you are just interested in checking out Editor's feature set.

There are three major new features in Editor 1.5:

  • Multi-row (bulk) editing
  • Server-side events
  • Data submission controls

In this first post in the series I'll look in depth a the multi-row editing features of Editor.

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