The Ultimate Programmer Super Stack

I generally avoid promoting things on my blog, but this month I am a part of the Infostack Ultimate Programmer Super Stack, my Aurelia book is a part of this fantastic bundle. For $47.95 you get my Aurelia For Real World Web Applications book, as well as a few other programming books and courses. A … 

 

How To Build Complex, Large-scale Aurelia Apps With Aurelia Store

If you’re new to state management or you’re familiar with it and not using Aurelia Store already (you should), today we are going to be looking at how you can integrate Aurelia Store into your Aurelia applications and make the life of your development team and yourself a lot less stressful. A lot of state … 

 

Open Sourcing BuiltWithAurelia.com

Over two years ago (wow, has it really been that long?) I launched builtwithaurelia a showcase of Aurelia applications and community created offerings for the Aurelia Javascript framework. When I launched I didn’t open source it because I didn’t want the pressure of having to put out something clean and perfect. I hacked this thing … 

 

My Experience Building A Simple Widget Using CoinMesh

Spoiler alert: CoinMesh is going to be a gamechanger. When it comes to building decentralised blockchain based applications, admittedly it can get complicated fast. What libraries do you use, how do you safely makes calls to a wallet node and interact with the blockchain itself? This is something that Coinmesh aims to simplify. Instead of … 

 

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 …