Have you ever spent hours carefully crafting the perfect OpenAI prompt, trying to coax your AI model into generating just the right response? As an AI developer, I know that struggle all too well especially when it comes to returning structured JSON. What if there was an easier way to retrieve JSON responses from OpenAI and Azure OpenAI models? Meet TypeChat – an open source project from Microsoft that aims to make working with AI more efficient across different types of AI models by using TypeScript types (called “schemas”). Created by Anders Hejlsberg and team, TypeChat allows you to define […]
I had the opportunity to talk at ng-conf (one of my favorite conferences of all time!) about how the Fluid Framework can be used to add real-time collaboration into your custom apps. In the talk I cover: Check out the video from the talk below or visit https://fluidframework.com to access: The Angular sample I show in the talk can be found at https://github.com/DanWahlin/angular-todo-list-fluid.
I have a work project that uses GitHub APIs to access stats about specific repos (views, clones, forks, etc.). It was pretty straightforward to get the project running locally using GitHub’s Octokit REST package and with a little work I had a working Node script that could be run to retrieve the data and display it in the console. That was a good start, but the script functionality needed to be consumed by others in my organization as well as by services such as Power Automate. What to do? While I could easily convert the script into a Node/Express API […]
How many times have you tried to contact a company’s customer service department only to waste time looking up the phone number or trying to find the *right* phone number to ask a simple question? Once you finally get through to someone you typically end up switching between the phone app and the company’s website or app to pass along required information to the customer service representative. It can be frustrating. Wouldn’t it be easier to open the company’s website or app and make the call directly from the screen that has all of your information already available? For example, […]
I’m excited to announce the release of my next course on Pluralsight titled Angular Architecture and Best Practices! The goal of this course is to provide you with solid, proven guidance to plan out your Angular application architecture, address various challenges that typically come up, and ultimately create a more maintainable and flexible application. Here are a few questions this course will help you answer: Is there one “right” way to architect and build an Angular application? Short answer – NO! What are some key concepts I should consider when planning my application architecture? Is there any type of planning […]
About a year ago I was browsing the web and came across a site called Scrimba.com. It provided a unique way to learn about web technologies through a live code editor combined with audio that syncs with the code – something you have to actually try out to realize the full potential. Since I do a lot of training for companies the Scrimba tool really caught my eye. I was so impressed with the features Scrimba provided that I decided to contact the creators (Per Harald Borgen and Sindre Aarsaether) to let them know that I thought the tool they had […]
I use VS Code a lot in my development projects and recently put together a set of Angular (v2 or higher) TypeScript and HTML snippets that can be used to enhance productivity when building Single Page Applications. By typing the snippet prefix (which is “ag-”) in a TypeScript or HTML file you can quickly add the associated code into your file. Here’s a list of the supported snippets: Angular TypeScript Snippets ag-Bootstrap – Bootstrap snippet ag-AppModule – Create the root app module (@NgModule) snippet ag-AppFeatureModule – Angular app feature module (@NgModule) snippet ag-AppFeatureRoutingModule – Angular app feature routing module (@NgModule) snippet […]
I’m excited to announce that John Papa and I will be giving a full-day Angular 2 workshop in the beautiful city of Barcelona on July 31st, 2016! John and I are both really excited about the opportunity to come visit Spain and look forward to sharing our knowledge, expertise and passion with everyone. Read on to learn more about the workshop and what we’ll be covering. What? Learn Angular 2 Where? University of Barcelona When? July 31, 2016 (9 am – 4 pm) Who? Learn from John Papa and Dan Wahlin How do I Register? Register Here There are a limited number of […]