April 5, 2018
This article focuses on Angular directives — what are they, how to use them, and to build our own.
Directives are perhaps the most important bit of an Angular application, and if we think about it, the most-used Angular unit, the component, is actually a directive.
An Angular component isn’t more than a directi...
March 23, 2018
In this article, we’ll take a look a bit closer at Angular 2 components — how they’re defined, and how to get data into them and back out of them.
This is the second part in the Angular 2 series. You can read part one here. We covered the basic idea of components and decorators in an earlier article, and have spe...
July 12, 2017
NoSQL databases are all the rage these days and probably the preferred back-end for Node.js applications. But you shouldn’t architect your next project based on what’s hip and trendy, rather the type of database to be used should depend on the project’s requirements. If your project involves dynamic ...
June 16, 2017
A full stack developer who can get from a prototype to full MVP (minimum viable product) is often considered a jack of all trades, master of none, and with good reason. To define the modern full stack developer, we first need to focus on what the full stack developer used to be.
Full Stack Developers Then
Long ago, ci...
June 6, 2017
May 30, 2017
This article endeavors to explain t...
January 19, 2017
Developers spend precious little time coding. Even if we ignore irritating meetings, much of the job involves basic tasks which can sap your working day:
generating HTML from templates and content files
compressing new and modified images
compiling Sass to CSS code
removing console and debugger statements from scripts...
June 27, 2016
This article on building a todo app with Angular CLI is the first in a four-part series on how to write a todo application in Angular 2:
Part 0— The Ultimate Angular CLI Reference Guide
Part 1— Getting our first version of the Todo application up and running
Part 2— Creating separate components to di...
December 4, 2015
The way React uses components and a one-way data flow makes it ideal for describing the structure of user interfaces. However, its tools for working with state are kept deliberately simple — to help remind us that React is just the View in the traditional Model-View-Controller architecture.
There’s nothing ...
September 1, 2015
Sublime Text is a great application for just about any developer to have in their toolbox. It’s a cross-platform, highly customizable, advanced text edito...