Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Improving an old application - MVC Bundler

I'm maintaining an MVC application that was built in 2015. It works, but it doesn't work great, so today I'm looking at assets.

Thankfully at least it uses MVC Bundler for bundling and minification. This is a good tool for an app of this era.

These are the bundled scripts (only JS) according to Chrome:

Pass and receive data in Aurelia routes

Aurelia allows for a pretty flexible routing configuration. Your main router can call views which themselves contain sub-routers.

But how do you pass data into those sub-routes? What if your main router gets some data from the server that you don't want to re-get for every sub route?

Let's define a couple of routes, details and payments:

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Destructuring assignments in TypeScript

This is a really quick post to show some examples of destructuring assignments in TypeScript.

First, what is a destructuring assignment in JavaScript?

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

MSMQ between two computers

According to WikipediaMicrosoft Message Queuing or MSMQ is a message queue implementation developed by Microsoft and deployed in its Windows Server operating systems since Windows NT 4 and Windows 95. It's a super-easy method of Inter-Process Communication in Windows.

Recently I wanted to use Hangfire to coordinate jobs across internal and external web servers, but Hangfire has a 15s delay thanks to it's use of polling SQL Server. You can use Redis or MSMQ to reduce that delay to "instantaneous", but these are two separate computers, so how do they communicate using MSMQ? There are a few gotchas, as you'll see below!

Friday, 27 January 2017

Aurelia and select2

Aurelia - a great JavaScript framework for web development - but it's still in it's early stages so sometimes documentation isn't verbose enough and third party libraries haven't been integrated properly


Select2 - The jQuery replacement for select boxes.

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