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Hi, my name is Marco. Working as a Senior Software Architect at Philips. This blog is statically generated using Next.js.

I wrote my first blog March 2011. Mostly I'm writing on software development. In total I wrote 67 articles in 6 categories. Use search below to filter by title or click a category or tag to filter by tag or category.

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Knockout JS mappings

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Knockout JS is a JavaScript library for creating MVVM JavaScript libraries. In a previous post I already showed some of the cool features of Knockout. http://marcofranssen.nl/knockout-that-cascading-dropdown/ If you want to spike your knowledge on Knockout a little more first, please visit Knockout's documentation. In this article I want to zoom in on the Knockout mapping plugin. The Knockout mapping plugin enables you to easy map your JSON object into an observable JavaScript object. So here…

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Windows Phone Theme colors

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When developing Windows Phone apps I love to use the theme accent colors in my apps. Since there are some new theme colors in Windows Phone 8 I started searching for their color codes. Lucky me I found them on \[msdn]\( "Theme for Windows Phone"). Now you may be thinking how to use the colors in your own Windows Phone apps. The Color object doesn't contain a color called Emerald. So I created a small class to help me out with this issue. First of all I created a small static helper method to co…

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Knockout that cascading dropdown

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In this article I will explain how you can make cascading dropdowns with Knockout.js. Knockout.js is a JavaScript library which provides you some stuff to implement the MVVM pattern.  Knockout provides you the following stuff: Declarative bindings: (Easily associate DOM elements with model data using a concise, readable syntax); Automatic UI Refresh: (When your data model's state changes, your UI updates automatically) Dependency tracking: (Implicitly set up chains of relationships between mo…