Phil 1.12.15

7:00 – 3:00 SR

  • Freezing rain today. The roads have the dull glaze of ice. It’s a great day for telework.
  • Spent a few hours chasing odd errors that I thought were based on JavaScript inheritance but actually turned out to be server oddness. Turns out data provided by remote servers like ‘HTTP_REFERER’ is not standardized and might not be provided. Good thing to note.
  • Working on making scatterplot OO. Then I’m going to see if I can make the panel consist of different directives. Or at least use ng-if two switch between the minimal, hovered and selected items.
  • OO for scatterplot is done. I didn’t like the way that the gl-matrix library was putting it’s elements into the global/window namespace, so I changed that so that they are now under glx. The way that they were doing it was really odd though:
(function(_global) {
  "use strict";

  var shim = {};
  if (typeof(exports) === 'undefined') {
    if(typeof define == 'function' && typeof define.amd == 'object' && define.amd) {
      shim.exports = {};
      define(function() {
        return shim.exports;
    } else {
      // gl-matrix lives in a browser, define its namespaces in global
      shim.exports = typeof(window) !== 'undefined' ? window : _global;
  else {
    // gl-matrix lives in commonjs, define its namespaces in exports
    shim.exports = exports;

  (function(exports) {
	// all the matrix code goes here

  • It turns out that this is a strategy for integrating with Nodejs, which has an ‘exports’ property which is how they handle namespacing. Kind of. More learning to do here.
  • Got the switching of html working with ng-if. To keep the smooth transitions, I have an outer wrapper div that gets the overall (size, color) style. It contains three divs that are switched between using ng-if:
<div class="floatingPanelStyle" ng-class="getCssClass()"
    <!-- <div ng-bind-html="getHtml()"></div> -->
    <div ng-if="checkPanelState('default')"><em>{{}}</em></div>
    <div ng-if="checkPanelState('hover')"><p>Hover</p></p><p>Click <a href="">me</a>!</p></div>
    <div ng-if="checkPanelState('selected')"><p>Selected</p></p></div>
  • Next step will be to put more sophisticated markup, like a form in there.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s