Thoughts On VueJS

As many readers of this blog know, I have been quite actively involved in Aurelia for over two and a half years now, it’s actually almost three years. You could be forgiven for thinking that Aurelia is all I work with and while I do work with it a lot, I am not close minded. … 

 

Keeping Your Kids Safe On Youtube

Recently I read a Medium article titled, Something is wrong on the internet in which the author delves into the weird and worrying world of directly targeted children’s content, usually using popular TV and movie characters from primarily Disney franchises. As a father of a two and a half year old, this article resonated with … 

 

Rocket League: Nintendo Switch Review

This has been one of the most anticipated games for me on the Nintendo Switch ever since the console was released. I own Rocket League already on PC and Playstation 4, and you would assume the hype would have been lost on me: nope. If you’re new to Rocket League or not familiar with it, … 

 

Karma and Sauce Launcher Issue (tests timing out/not running on Sauce Labs)

This is a bug I recently encountered with Karma and the Karma Sauce Launcher plugin. It plagued me for a week, finally I worked out the issue and I had to share the solution incase anyone else encountered the same thing. The issue I encountered was none of the SauceLabs tests would run. It would … 

 

How To Convert FormData To JSON Object

Recently, whilst working on a project I needed to take HTML FormData and then convert it to JSON to be sent off to an API. By default the FormData object does not work in the way you would want it to for JSON. Using the for..of syntax introduced in ECMAScript 2015, we can access the … 

 

The Decline of Medium.com

I still fondly remember when Medium first hit the scene. Everyone loved the quality of the writing and variety, every article I read was seemingly well-written and of high quality. Fast forward to 2017 and Medium has become the equivalent of a never-ending TED Talk. Everyone wants to improve my life and tell me how … 

 

How To Change/Overwrite Colours In Bootstrap 4

Well, this one just stung me and a client after migrating from Bootstrap v3 over to v4 in a project. In Bootstrap of yesteryear, you overrode colours using separately named variables like $brand-primary if you’re new to v4, you’ll probably try and use variables like these and discover they do nothing. In Bootstrap v4 colours … 

 

Webpack Support Lands In Aurelia CLI

I have been waiting for this day to come for a long time now: the Aurelia CLI now supports scaffolding Webpack applications from scratch. My biggest gripe with the skeletons the Aurelia team provide is they have a lot of stuff in them I have to remove for every new project. Admittedly, the skeletons serve … 

 

Seo.fit: SEO analysis

For a while I’ve had a great domain name just lying around and it dawned on me what it could be a while ago, so I decided to use seo.fit for a SEO analysis tool that gives you SEO information about a domain and improvements. The purpose seemed fitting for the domain. It’s not an … 

 

How To Alias Cloud Functions In Firebase

Firebase Cloud Functions are fantastic, but the URL that you get to run them isn’t so nice. You’ll get given a URL that looks like the following when you create some cloud functions: https://us-central1-demoapp.cloudfunctions.net/functionName If you are wanting to use Firebase to build an API for your application for example (like I wanted to), then …