Author Archives: Tony Sneed

About Tony Sneed

Sr. Software Solutions Architect, Hilti Global Application Software

Customize EF Core Scaffolding with Handlebars Templates

With the release of Entity Framework Core 2.1 we finally have a version of EF Core that is ready for prime time.  EF Core is a complete re-write of its predecessor Entity Framework 6, which has been married to the … Continue reading

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It’s here! Trackable Entities for EF Core!

The idea behind my open source Trackable Entities project is quite simple: track changes to an object graph as you update, add and remove items, then send those changes to a back end service where they can be saved in … Continue reading

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React to JavaScript object updates with observable-entities-js

I just published my first TypeScript library — observable-entities.  It contains base classes that notify observers when properties are updated and when objects are added or removed from collections. The code for observable-entitites-js can be found here: https://github.com/TrackableEntities/observable-entities-js. Node sample app that uses observable-entities … Continue reading

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Introducing TypeScript Library Starter Lite

Some time ago I wrote a blog post series on Getting Visual Studio Code Ready for TypeScript.  The ultimate goal was to build a TypeScript library with Visual Studio Code by stitching together all the pieces you needed to compile … Continue reading

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Turbocharge VS Code for Angular Development

I like using Visual Studio Code for my Angular development, because it is TypeScript-friendly, supports in-editor Chrome Debugging, and has numerous extensions for boosting productivity.  In this post I’d like to show how you can turbocharge VS Code to make … Continue reading

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Scaffold an Express Front End with Angular CLI

In my last post I explained how to build scalable Web API’s with Express and Async/Await.  The next chapter in the story is to build a cross-platform front end that consumes the back end Web API.  While there are a number … Continue reading

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Scalable Web API’s with Express and Async-Await

If you’re a C# developer, you’ve most likely fallen in love with async / await. It makes writing asynchronous code as natural as writing non-asynchronous code, resulting in code that is easier to read, debug and maintain. The exciting news is … Continue reading

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Now is a Great Time to Learn TypeScript

Today I am pleased to share some exciting news.  I just finished authoring a new 5-day course on TypeScript! Essential TypeScript 2.0 with Visual Studio Code It is timed to coincide with the 2.0 release of TypeScript, a relatively new programming language … Continue reading

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Simple MVVM Toolkit – It Lives!

Update: Version 1.0 of Simple MVVM Toolkit Express has now been released and is based on version 1.0 RTM of .NET Core: https://www.nuget.org/packages/SimpleMvvmToolkit.Express. Source code and samples can be found here: https://github.com/SimpleMvvm Now that .NET Core is stable and RC2 … Continue reading

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Getting Visual Studio Code Ready for TypeScript: Part 3

Part 3: Injecting Scripts with Gulp This is the third part in a series of blog posts on Getting Visual Studio Code Ready for TypeScript: Compiling TypeScript to JavaScript Writing Jasmine Tests in TypeScript Injecting Scripts with Gulp (this post) Leveraging … Continue reading

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