Troubleshooting NodeJS installation/run issues

When a requested update or bugfix comes across my desk, there is nothing more daunting when a fresh clone/fork of repository completes and then the installation process ensues. If you are like me, you almost don't even want to look at your screen in fear of that system alert…

Tunneling in with LocalTunnel

Developing enterprise software and websites within a local environment can be somewhat cumbersome at times; especially to test features and style changes within a mobile environment. Just when we think that we have perfected this shinny new addition, quality assurance or the client may shed some light on a bug…

Keeping your code hygiene fresh and clean.

Over the past week I have had a couple conversations with a new co-worker of mine, Kayla, about the implications of code standards, practices, conventions, or choose another complicated noun to insert here. When joining a new team you always want to be respectful to previous habits and conventions when…

How to add SASS/SCSS support to a SailsJS application

When you create a brand new install of SailsJS, by default, SailsJS comes with only LESS support. Being a big fan of SCSS, I prefer to use SCSS instead of LESS. Unfortunately SailsJS as smart as it is does not automatically recognize if you are using SCSS. There is some…

How to setup a fresh install of Laravel 5 with Bower

Laravel is currently my PHP framework of choice (in case you couldn't tell) that I look to when building applications. This will most likely change sometime in the future, but it is a fair bet at this moment in time. I know there are numerous articles out there on the…