Aurelia Tips & Tricks

If you are new to Aurelia or perhaps already building something with it, here are some tips and tricks I have learned over the last two years which have helped me write well-performing Aurelia applications. Keep in mind that Aurelia is like any other framework or library and that it is very easy to write … 

 

Why I Prefer Aurelia Over Angular, React & Vue

Let’s acknowledge the elephant in the room, if you’re a reader of my blog then you would know that I am a huge Aurelia fan and user. I’ve been working with Aurelia since February 2015, so 3.5 years now (wow). I am on the Aurelia core team, I have contributed to the community through plugins/skeletons, … 

 

Your Privacy Is An Illusion

All eyes are on Facebook at the moment as it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica a third-party company exploited loopholes in Facebook’s platform to obtain as much as 87 million Facebook users information through some fake survey application. While this is a terrifying situation knowing that such a large amount of data was harvested, can … 

 

What If Elon Musk Is An Artificial Intelligence Program?

Elon Musk has not made it a secret that he is against the idea of artificial intelligence, and believes that it poses a great threat to the world. Recently at South by Southwest or SXSW as the cool kids pronounce it, Elon put forth his plan for the second coming of the Dark Ages by … 

 

Aurelia Firebase Server-side Rendering Skeleton Template

As many of you know, I love working with Aurelia and I love working with Firebase. I have been combining both of these together to create personal projects for a while now. Newly introduced server-side rendering also strengthens my toolbelt with the ability to quickly spin up new Aurelia applications without having to worry about … 

 

Aurelia CLI Is Now Webpack First

One of my favourite Aurelia changes isn’t a new feature, nor is it a long-awaited bug fix or new tool: it’s the fact the CLI now supports Webpack by default. Why is this a big deal? Previously, the CLI took a RequireJS first approach to bootstrapping new applications, meaning if you didn’t choose to customise … 

 

Disable Webpack 4 Native JSON Loader

Now that Webpack 4 is out, it supports a plethora of new things and features, one of those is the native handling of JSON. In theory, this is great, but in a particular application I am working with which is JSON heavy, the native JSON loading caused a trove of errors. Obligatory photo of some … 

 

The Curious Case of Webpack 4 Production Mode and Function.name

I have migrated over to Webpack 4 for Built With Aurelia and I am using the fantastic Aurelia Store plugin. During development, everything worked fine, but when I would do a production build the state management aspect would fall apart, complaining about something to do with the function that notifies Redux Dev Tools about the … 

 

Aurelia: CLI versus Skeletons

I have been asked this question a few times and it can be hard to see things from the perspective of a newcomer to Aurelia, given how long I have been working with it. What is obvious to me is not obvious to everyone else. When you’re deciding to build an Aurelia application, you’ll discover … 

 

Solving The Issue: Firebase App named ‘[DEFAULT]’ already exists

Recently whilst I was attempting to port over a TypeScript/Webpack based Aurelia application to work with Aurelia’s newly released server-side rendering functionality, I encountered an annoying error with Firebase Firebase App named ‘[DEFAULT]’ already exists. Previously, my code looked like this: import * as firebase from ‘firebase’; const config = { apiKey: “”, authDomain: “”, …