I recently started writing for the blog at LogRocket.com with a focus on Node.js topics. Here is a summary of some of my posts and links to the original articles. Switching between Node versions during development This article discusses two popular methods that allow you to install multiple versions of Node on your device and … Continue reading Recently Published Node.js Articles
Using Node 11.7 Worker Threads with RxJS Observable
Case-sensitive import statements in TypeScript
I ran into a tricky TypeScript build issue with an Angular app that would build successfully on a Windows 10 machine but failed to build on a Linux machine with a "Cannot find module" error. The cause of the problem ended up boiling down to a single case-sensitive character, "X" instead of "x".
Deploy an Angular App from Visual Studio Code to Azure
What do you get when you mix Angular 6, Node 10, Visual Studio Code and Azure? A really quick and slick way to develop and deploy a web application using the latest and greatest technologies. Keep reading to find out how.
NPM Can Do That?
I have been using the NPM package manager for a few years and watched it rise, almost fall (to Yarn) and evolve into a fast, full-featured package manager and much more. Along the way there are a few simple tricks that have saved me a bunch of time.
Using a Chrome Developer Profile with Visual Studio Code Debugger
When developing web apps in Visual Studio Code, I find myself using the built-in debugger to conveniently launch my web application in Chrome. Initially I was using the following launch.json configuration to launch Chrome and the debugger: This launch configuration works pretty well. It launches a new instance of Chrome pointed to my web application's … Continue reading Using a Chrome Developer Profile with Visual Studio Code Debugger
Building a Node Module That Connects to DB2
The NPM registry contains many Node modules that help you to connect to a wide variety of databases including MySQL, Oracle, Mongo and even IBM DB2. This article demonstrates how to write a very simple Node module that connects to DB2 using the ibm_db Node module provided by IBM.
Completing the Angular 2 Quick Start in VS Code
The Angular 2 quick start walks you through setting up and running a very simple Angular 2 application. If you are trying to complete the quick start in Visual Studio Code (VS Code), there are a few extra steps to complete before you can build and run the application. This article discusses how to run the Angular 2 quick start application in VS Code using the lite-server NPM module. You can see the complete source code referenced in this article on GitHub in the briandesousa/angular2-quickstart-vscode repository.
First Post from Microsoft Word 2016
Today I installed Microsoft Office 2016 via the Home Users Program (HUP). I'm quite impressed at how smooth the installation was and how sharp and responsive the new Office interface is. Integration with online services is top notch, including being able to author this post directly from Word and publish directly to my WordPress.com blog!
Scripting the Creation of a IBM WebSphere Server Profile
As a developer that builds JEE applications that are deployed to IBM WebSphere application servers, I have spent a lot of time creating and configuring WebSphere application server profiles. There are several ways to automate the creation of a WebSphere server profile. The route I have chosen to take is a combination of leveraging built-in WebSphere … Continue reading Scripting the Creation of a IBM WebSphere Server Profile