Node.js


Video: Microservices with Docker, Angular, and ASP.NET Core

I recently had the opportunity to speak to a group in Denver, Colorado about Microservices, Docker, Angular, and ASP.NET Core which was a lot of fun. Briebug sponsored the event at Alamo Drafthouse and we had a great turnout!  Thanks to Briebug for organizing the event (really appreciate Anne, Jesse, and Bill for everything they did) and for everyone that came out to see the talk. Here’s an overview of what the talk was all about: Learn about the role that microservices can play in today’s enterprise environments in this talk by Dan Wahlin. Learn what a microservice is, how […]


Node.js/Express Convention-Based Routes 2

I’ve always been a fan of convention-based routing so I converted a local route generation script I’ve been using with Node.js/Express applications into an npm package called express-convention-routes. The package can be used to automate the creation of Express routes based on a directory structure. What’s a convention-based Express route? It’s a route that is dynamically generated and associated with a “controller” function without having to explicitly code the route yourself (i.e. you don’t write code such as app.use(‘/foo’, router)). express-convention-routes creates routes automatically by parsing a convention-based folder structure such as the one below when the server first starts. […]


Pushing Real-Time Data to an Angular Service using Web Sockets 2

One of the questions I’ve been asked a lot lately in my Angular training classes, at conference workshops, and when working with different companies has been, “How can I push data to an Angular application from the server?”. Pushing data from the server to the client is useful when applications need to display real-time data or when they want to leverage the speed and low-latency benefits provided by TCP/IP Web Socket connections. My answer to this question (up to this point anyway) has been to provide a high-level discussion of how Web Sockets can be used to push data to an Angular […]


Video: Interview from ng-conf on TypeScript, Angular, Docker and More

I had the chance to talk with This Dot Media at ng-conf 2017 about TypeScript, Angular, Docker and more. It was a fun discussion that covered a lot of material in 15 minutes. You can view the full interview below. This Dot Media Interview on TypeScript, Angular and Docker The talks mentioned in the interview can be viewed below: Diving into TypeScript Docker: What Every Developer Should Know


Code with Dan Newsletter #2: Node.js, Microservices, Authentication, CSS and TypeScript/Angular

Edition #2 of the Code with Dan Web Development Newsletter is now out including a new video walk-through! Topics in this edition: Node.js API authentication Microservices with Node.js and Express D3 graphics and charting TypeScript and Angular projects to learn from A minimalistic CSS library (when you want something smaller than Bootstrap) Watch my video walk-through of the content covered in this newsletter here: Not subscribed to the newsletter yet? Sign-up below!


Code with Dan Web Newsletter #1: PWAs, VueJS/Angular/React, MSBuild, Docker

I’m rebooting the Code with Dan Newsletter but decided to keep it much more focused than before (less items in each edition). Here’s a quick video overview of the what I have planned as well as the first 5 items covered in edition #1 of the newsletter: Topics covered in this edition: A beginner’s guide to making Progressive Web Apps VueJS vs Angular vs ReactJS with Demos MSBuild in .NET Core (Video) Docker for .NET Developers Series Dan’s Flipboard Magazines (scroll to the bottom) Not subscribed to the newsletter? Sign-up below!


10 Angular and TypeScript Projects to Take You From Zero to Hero 11

There are a lot of great samples and posts out there to help get you started with Angular (version 2 or higher) as well as ES6/ES2015 and TypeScript. However, some are out of date, some may be more complex than you want to start with, and others have been abandoned and are no longer maintained. In this post I’m going to provide a list of 10 Angular/TypeScript projects that I’ve created that can take you from “Zero to Hero” if you like to explore project code and are interested in investing the time to learn. The projects are listed in […]


New Pluralsight Course – Integrating Angular with Node.js RESTful Services 10

  I’m excited to announce the release of a new course on Pluralsight titled Integrating Angular with Node.js RESTful Services! This covers Node.js 6.10 or higher and Angular 4 or higher. In this course I’ll walk you through the process of using Angular to call into RESTful services and perform CRUD (Create, Read, Update and Delete) operations in an application to allow a user to view and modify data. If you’ve wondered about how Angular services work, how to organize modules, the role of Observables and RxJS in async operations, how Angular’s Http client can be used to make async calls, how […]


New Pluralsight Course – Play by Play: Docker for Web Developers

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with my friend John Papa and talk about how Docker can be used to boost Web development productivity. In this Play by Play course on Pluralsight we discuss what Docker is and how you can get started using it by installing Docker Toolbox or Docker for Mac/Windows. We discuss what images and containers are and the role they play, talk about the layered file system, as well as how you can quickly and easily get a full development environment up and running on your dev machine with Docker Compose. This same environment can easily be […]


Getting Started with ES6 – Transpiling ES6 to ES5 with Traceur and Babel

In the first post in this series I introduced key features in ECMAScript 6 (ES6), discussed tools that can be used today to transpile code to ES5 so that it can work in today’s browsers, and listed several resources that will help get you started. Before jumping into the first official ES6 feature (that’s coming in the next post) I wanted to write a step-by-step walkthrough that covers how to get the Traceur and Babel transpilers working with Gulp (a JavaScript task runner). I’m also going to sneak in a little TypeScript as well since it’s another option. By getting […]