The State of JS Survey Is A Farce

The State of JS is a survey that has been running for a few years now, which surveys front-end developers and aims to find out what they’re using, what they love, what they’re interested in learning and what they’re not interested in knowing. The survey sounds good in theory, it gives you insight into the … 

 

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, … 

 

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 … 

 

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 …