Google Chrome Extension Clear Cache, My Pick!

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I’ve been listening to the podcast recently Adventures in Angular and in particular the “Podcaster Picks” at the end of each podcast.  At first I thought this was pretty silly but have been surprised that many of the picks I did not know about and have been quite useful.  So, in the Holiday spirit of giving, here is my pick for the day. Clear Cache from Benjamoin Bojko Motivation For Needing this I’ve been doing a lot of JavaScript programming for the past couple years and Chrome Dev Tools is my debugger of choice.  It’s amazing easy to clear cache which is something I do quite often.  To be clear, all I have to do is:  1) Tools Pull down then 2) select “clear cache” and finally 3) select the URL in the browser … Continue Reading

Why Refactoring Support in a JavaScript IDE Is so Important

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As I’m building out a new version of the Silicon Valley Code Camp web site in AngularJS, I’m running into the very common case where I have not created my program files hierarchy optimally.  What I have now (as seen from JetBrains WebStorm) is the following: I realize now that I’m adding the login screen that I really should have an app folder account and registration should be a subfolder of that.  To make that change without a good tool (like WebStorm), I would need to go into my file manager and copy the files I want, then go into my index.html file and manually change all those directory references.  Likely (because I’m not that good at that kind of work) I’d make at least one mistake and have to come back and revisit … Continue Reading

Angular and ngAnnotate, a Better Way

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I recently posted to StackOverflow a question and example of how adding a dependency injection to my AngularJS app did not seem to matter regarding my program running correctly.  The answer I got back was clear, but somewhat disconcerting.  Basically, the answer is that Angular takes care of the problem for me in development but when I move to production with minification, it will fail.  Well, that sucks on so many levels. Here is an example of code that shows the problem. angular.module('svccApp', []); angular.module('svccApp'). factory('bareService', [ function() { var myValue = {}; myValue.str1 = 'xyz'; return myValue; } ]); angular.module('svccApp') .controller('MyController', … Continue Reading

Using Gulp to Build My JavaScript AngularJS App

Having spent the past few hours learning how Gulp works, and finally customizing it for my scenario, I feel the need to share.  As I was figuring it out, it seems that many have had my thought also.  So, for those not acquainted with Gulp, basically, it's  is a build system of sorts that works with Node.JS. It's got a huge community of tasks that you can use and pipeline together. Basically, here is what my gulpfile.js does: Compiles my SASS (scss) into both expanded and minified CSS Runs jshint on all my JavaScript Concatinates all my JavaScript together and makes both minified and non-minified versions of it Optimizes my images Copies my AngularJS web templates to a production directory Copies my JSON files to a … Continue Reading

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