Const or Let: Let’s Talk Javascript

Two of my favourite additions to ECMAScript 2015 were the const and let keywords. Sadly, I see them being misused quite often on many public repositories and even in some projects I have worked on. Const (constants) If Javascript is not the first language you have worked with, then you will be familiar with constants … 

 

WebComponents.js & Webpack Polyfilling In Aurelia

If you are developing an Aurelia application, just so happen to be using Webpack and need to support Internet Explorer 10, then you will probably want the MutationObserver polyfill. The polyfill is installed via the Github repository, so you need to make sure that you only install a release version which has the individual polyfill … 

 

Pokego.run: Now Open Source

As promised, I have open sourced my quick Aurelia CLI project Pokego.run which you can find here if you just want the code and don’t want to keep on reading. I am open sourcing the work I have done on this because I want to see the Aurelia Javascript framework grow and I realise there … 

 

Introducing Pokego.run: An App Developed Using The Aurelia CLI

I work a lot, so it was nice to get some downtime to play with the Aurelia CLI. Like many others of my generation, I have been caught up in the Pokemon Go hype. So I decided to build a simple app where you can plot where you have found Pokemon called: Pokego.run. The idea … 

 

Adding PostCSS/Autoprefixer To The Aurelia CLI

I have been having a bit of fun using the Aurelia CLI. One of the downsides is if you want to use Autoprefixer and PostCSS with something like Stylus, Less or Sass, you can’t choose a preprocessor and use Autoprefixer. This is easy enough to add in manually and gets you familiar with how the … 

 

Binding An Aurelia Form To An Object Model

Whilst working on a cool little Pokemon focused Aurelia app using the Aurelia CLI I encountered a scenario I didn’t immediately know the answer too. I wanted an object which represents my form elements and their values are bound to this object. I then had a submit button which I wanted to only enable when … 

 

Binding Multiple Checkboxes To An Array In Aurelia

In an application recently I need to display several confirmation checkboxes and once all of these checkboxes had been ticked, a submit button would become enabled to be clicked. You might already know how to do this, but you can bind multiple checkboxes to an array, they’ll be added and removed when a checkbox is … 

 

Getting Visual Studio Code To Work With Next Versions of TypeScript

Recently whilst helping out a client with an Aurelia TypeScript project, I encountered a situation where the latest development version of TypeScript 2.0 was being used, but some of the newer features like filesGlob support were not being picked up. Module resolution and other things were also an issue. Turns out you can configure Visual … 

 

Access The Aurelia Controller/App Instance From Your Browser

One of the lesser known abilities of Aurelia is that every Aurelia element has an au property on it. This means if you query the DOM for an Aurelia element, it will have an au property which contains app and controller. While this is really handy to know, in most cases if you are a … 

 

Using Lodash With An Aurelia CLI Requirejs Project

Even though I primarily use Webpack for a massive Aurelia project I am working on, I am doing a fun internal project at work and decided to try out the Requirejs based Aurelia CLI. Not only is it fast, but incredibly easy to get a project setup from scratch without worrying about the messiness of …