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npm package.json - Package From a Github Commit

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Sometimes the version of an npm package has some functionality you want, but it has issues which break other stuff. What do you do? Pull the repo and build it yourself and shoehorn it in? (Continue reading)

JSX/ES6 Syntax Highlighting in Visual Studio 2015

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Visual Studio 2015 (by default) isn't exactly crash hot for editing JavaScript, especially JSX/ES6 for React etc. (Continue reading)

Griddle - A Grid/Table Component for React

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We had a requirement at work to display some tabular data that is retrieved from a web service as a JSON object. As we have recently started using React, it made sense to find a decent component that suited what we needed and after a bit of browsing, we found Griddle. (Continue reading)

Getting Started with React.js

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I've been following the "Getting Started" tutorials on the ReactJS website. It's a bit... errr... bizarre to be honest! It does say that the way it does things is a little odd, and to give it 5 minutes and then make a decision. Despite this "odd-ness" though, it's become really popular, so it's well worth having a look at. (Continue reading)

Ribbon in .NET 4.5 using WPF and MVVM

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I've been spending some time recently to learn WPF a bit better including the MVVM pattern to encourage the separation of concerns between the view and the logic behind it. (Continue reading)

Laptop Shopping

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... it's just never easy when you're picky like me. (Continue reading)