Brian Rinaldi

Brian Rinaldi is the founder of Flippin' Awesome. Brian works as the Developer Content Manager at Telerik (though this site is not affiliated with his employer) focused on ensuring that the Developer Relations team creates top notch content for the web development community. Previously, Brian focused on publishing HTML, CSS and JavaScript developer content for the Adobe Developer Connection at Adobe.

Brian has published in a variety of technical publications over the years, has presented at numerous conferences and events and has served as a technical editor on a number of books.

You can read Brian's blog archive with 9+ years of content at remotesynthesis.com (he still posts, infrequently). You can find a full list of Brian's past publications and presentations. Follow Brian on Twitter @remotesynth.

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Building Cordova Apps with the Verified Plugins Marketplace

by Brian Rinaldi

By Sebastian Witalec One of most powerful aspects of Cordova (aka PhoneGap) is its extensibility. However, as some have argued, the Cordova plugin ecosystem can be messy. Recently Telerik published a plugin marketplace portal…

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Using SVG Stroke Attributes

by Brian Rinaldi

By Joni Trythall Using SVG inline provides total access to the graphic for complete customization and control over its output. This is especially handy when creating shapes by hand in the browser, or making…

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Testing Web Apps from the Ground Up

by Brian Rinaldi

By Mary Rose Cook Tests are pieces of code that check if your main code works. I write tests to catch bugs when I refactor. I write tests to force myself to think through…

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Mistakes to Avoid With Responsive Web Design

by Brian Rinaldi

By Ramya Raju Nowadays, when it seems like everyone has a smartphone or tablet, the importance of creating mobile friendly websites cannot be overstated. As a result, business owners have lapped up the idea…

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Using Node.js in Production

by Brian Rinaldi

By Jeff Dickey When running a node application in production, you need to keep stability, performance, security, and maintainability in mind. In this article, I’ll outline what I think are the best practices for putting…

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Understanding the SVG viewBox and viewport

by Brian Rinaldi

By Joni Trythall In using the <svg> element, we are establishing a fragment consisting of nested details in our document. This fragment has its own viewport and coordinate system which can seem very complex…

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Chrome Killed the Terminal Star

by Brian Rinaldi

By Krasimir Tsonev I’m not using the terminal anymore. It used to be open all the time, especially when working with Node.js. Nowadays, instead I’m just using Chrome. Yes, Google’s browser. How? There is…

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Web Standards Library Update – Week of May 26, 2014

by Brian Rinaldi

A lot of releases this week including the latest version of the commercial Ext JS framework. Some new tools that seem particularly interesting include Pho Devstack, MotorCortex and Browser-perf. Ext JS 5 includes touch…

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