jspm err Error locating github:…

While trying to install some files through jspm the other day I kept receiving an error. Oh noes! E:WorkspaceCurrentProject>jspm install Looking up npm:font-awesome Downloading npm:font-awesome@4.3.0 err Error locating github:aurelia/framework. warn Installation changes not saved. Naturally, I tried a few more times to see if it might work. It wouldn’t, of course, but the project that […]

Updating Aurelia

The other day a new version of the ‘pre-alpha’ client framework Aurelia was released. It was accompanied by a blog post at Durandal.io. It contained a section titled “How to Update” that described the steps to update your current Aurelia app to the current version. The update steps all work great but it might need […]

Visual Studio Open Command Line Extension

When working in Visual Studios it sometimes becomes required to open the command line in your current folder structure. While it’s possible to Window + X choose command prompt and cd your way to your current project; wouldn’t it just be easier if you could get there straight from Visual Studio?   (And right clicking […]

ASP.NET 5 and Static Files

Things are changing on the web in the Microsoft world. ASP.NET 5 uses a different approach to static files than previous iterations. While before the root of your project was the root of your website that is now not the case. Which Root is Root In this post we will walk through setting up an […]

Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6 And External Tools

The Ladies, Gents and Paperclips at Microsoft are taking the easy road with some aspects of the web development tool chain this go around. Instead of reinventing the wheel that the rest of the web development community is already taking around the block they are just including some of those preexisting tools. What do I […]

Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6 and ECMAScript 6

Did you realize it’s possible to write and use ECMAScript 6 (ES6) today? Projects like Traceur and Babel make it possible to write JavaScript as described by the ES6 standard and use a transpiler to compile it to the JavaScript you may know and love (or hate) of today. Transpilers typically take the source of […]

Angular Directive to wrap a jQuery plugin

The other day at work I started working on a project that had made heavy use of a jQuery plugin for masking date inputs. I was re-implementing some things with Angular and had to maintain the same behavior that the users had come to expect as the norm. There were strange issues with how the […]