Checking If a View Slot Is Defined In Aurelia

Aurelia supports the <slot> element provided via the HTML Web Components specification, which allows you to define placeholders in your HTML that can be replaced. A lot of examples around seem to wrap a slot with a DIV, perhaps a class. The issue with this approach is if you have a styled DIV wrapping a … 

 

Aurelia Routing + Switching Root Using setRoot

In your Aurelia applications, you might have two or more roots defining different entry points into your application. I personally create a public facing root which has public routes and an auth protected shell which has routes for logged in users only. Let’s say for this example you have two roots: publicRoot and privateRoot. Your … 

 

Auth Protected Routes in Aurelia With Firebase

sing both Aurelia and firebase together is exceptionally convenient for my workflow. When it comes to authentication, I have certain routes I want to protect. The best way to add in authentication checks for routes in Aurelia is to create a router pipeline step. Specifically, an authorise pipeline step. Because of the way Firebase uses … 

 

Aurelia Dynamic Compose + Webpack = Module ID Not Found

If you’re using the latest and greatest Webpack plugin for Aurelia, there is a possibility if you use the <compose> element to dynamically render UI you will run into an issue where Webpack doesn’t know about the dynamic imports. Specifically, I am talking about usage of <compose> that might look like the following: <template> <compose … 

 

Static Inject vs @inject In Aurelia

A few people have actually asked me this question, so I thought a helpful blog post for reference would finally answer the question: What’s the difference between static inject and @inject in Aurelia? The answer will surprise you. Okay, not really. It’s a pretty clear-cut answer. There is no difference between either. Back in the … 

 

Sneak Peak: Aurelia Markdown Editor

As many of you know, I have been working on an in-progress book on Aurelia titled Aurelia For Real World Applications for quite a while now. Good news! the book is finally nearing its release and I’ve actually started working on the example applications chapter (amongst the others still in progress). This is probably the …