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May 29 2016

Fast Angular 2 compile cycle with TSC

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There are numerous choices for tooling in a TypeScript Angular 2 project. This list is no doubt incomplete: SystemJS with JSPM SystemJS without JSPM Webpack Angular-CLI (which uses System and Broccoli and other things behind the scenes) At Oasis Digital, we have worked with all of these variations, and experienced trouble at least with all […]

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Dec 26 2015

Apply Enough Force

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I have written and spoken many times about the importance of getting started. This is a key idea in agile software development (or for that matter, to many other kinds of work). If you refuse to start projects until you fully understand how they can be completed, you will miss many valuable opportunities. When in […]

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Dec 20 2015

Trailing spaces and Missing Newlines (OSX)

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I frequently work on projects where various developers are using various editors or IDEs. Some of these tools, and it would be rude to name names, have completely broken notions of how files and lines ought to end. Those of us who been working with text files for many years mostly agree on the following. […]

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Oct 15 2015

Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave

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I think I first saw this as the subtitle to Guy Kawasaki’s “Rules for Revolutionaries”: Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave. It is attributed to Constantin Brâncuși, a Romanian sculptor. It succinctly summarizes the unavoidable need to both think and work hard.  

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Oct 10 2015

Angular 2 alpha 38-or-so error finding Subject.js

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Here’s a tip for the intrepid out there who are following the Angular 2 alphas. It has been somewhat harrowing, as alpha software tends to be. Here’s a problem I encountered today, and could not find an obvious answer anywhere on the Internet, therefore this post. Here’s a critical piece of background, I have been […]

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Aug 08 2015

Martin Fowler defines Software Architecture

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Yesterday I saw the following video of a brief talk by Martin Fowler, in which he defines software architecture. I have grumbled about that term myself, in that firstly it is often ill-defined, and secondly it can be pretentious. I have sometimes defined software architecture as “high level design”, or as the design of systems […]

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