Ashley Grant's Blog

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A Strategy for Deploying a Custom Node Executable to Azure Functions (on Windows)

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TL/DR - Use Azure Devops (or your preferred build platform) to include the Node executable it uses to build your app inside the zip package used to deploy your Azure Functions application. Azure Functions (AF) presents a compelling sales pitch. They've built a…

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I'm Not a Ninja

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One of my favorite things I do as a consultant is something I call "Office Hours." For an hour so each week, I work one-on-one with a client's dev team to help them with anything they've been having trouble while building awesome web applications using Aurelia…

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Aurelia Custom Attributes tutorial

Getting My Hands Dirty with Aurelia's Binding Engine, Part Two

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Last week, we looked at some hardcore Aurelia code written by Jeremy Danyow that helps create data-driven forms. This week, we'll check out how I used what I learned from Jeremy's code to answer a Stack Overflow question from my fellow Aurelia Core Team Member…

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Aurelia Binding Behavior Binding Engine

Getting My Hands Dirty with Aurelia's Binding Engine, Part One

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Last year, I was preparing for a talk on extending Aurelia. The talk would look at how Value Converters, Custom Attributes, Custom Elements, and Binding Behaviors can be used to extend Aurelia's binding engine. I was well versed in building the first three, as…

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From a Node Console App to an Aurelia App

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Introduction One of the great things about Aurelia is how it simply gets out of your way and allows you to focus on your own code. Another thing that's great about Aurelia is that it makes it easy to write your very own Todo list application. And let's be hone…