This week I have been working with Syncfusion, JavaScript.
Syncfusion was mentioned at the Dyalog Conference 2013.

My first impressions of Syncfusion is that they have better looking objects than JQuery, however it does not work well sometimes. It’s quite buggy and therefore not suitable for our needs, whereas JQuery is not as buggy. JQuery it’s quite easy to understand and use.
For example, the other day I was doing  a Drop Down List containing checkboxes with Syncfusion and sometimes you could select the items sometimes you couldn’t. At the end I ended up using a JQuery dropdown list .

Has anyone worked or is thinking of working with Syncfusion and/or JQuery? If so do you have any opinions regarding this or what are you building?



Try f.lux to reduce eye strain while coding late into the night

Here’s a handy little utility for programmers (and anyone who uses a computer)

F.lux is a free tool for that gently adjusts your display’s colour temperature as it gets darker based on where you are in the world, this reduces eye strain considerably when on your computer late at night! Check it out, its a free download and cross platform, available on Windows, Mac and Linux, as well as jailbroken iPhone/iPads.

If you’re worried about colour accuracy there is a useful ‘disable for one hour’ option

F.lux system tray pop up.

Make Sublime Text 2 work with APL

Sublime Text is an awesome text editor for code!. This is a powerful alternative to Notepad++, with a really slick UI.

If you’re on Mac or Linux, no problem the program will work by default. However, if you’re on windows (which I presume the majority of readers are) it requires a small tweak to make it use APL font.

1:Once you have installed the program navigate to the Preferences – Settings user


2. You will be pressented with the user config. Enter these lines between the curly braces.

“font_face”: “APL385 Unicode”,
“font_size”: 10


3. Congratulations you are ready to go! APL text is now correctly displayed!


Below is the websites description of the licencing of the software. So you can try it out for free! Check out and tell me what you think in the comments!

”Sublime Text 2 may be downloaded and evaluated for free, however a license must be purchased for continued use. There is currently no enforced time limit for the evaluation.”

Here’s a list of the supported languages it can highlight syntax for. CC++, C#, CSS, D, Dylan, Erlang, HTMLGroovyHaskell, Java, JavaScript, LaTeX, Lisp, Lua, Markdown, MATLABOCamlPerl, PHP, Python, R, Ruby, SQL, TCL, Textile and XML.

Further languages can be added via add ons but I have had no luck finding a add on for APL.