Visual Studio 2017–Version 15.9.0 released

Microsoft has today released Visual Studio 2017 – Update 15.9.0 with lots of bug fixed and improvements to the IDE for stability and performance. Release Notes: Visual Studio 2017 version 15.9 Minor Release Download the latest update from: visualstudio.com/downloads Latest News: There is a new service update released on November 15, 2018 — Visual Studio…

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Node.js 9.x.x and npm 6.x.x – “npm audit” to identify and fix security vulnerabilities in dependencies

It has been a while I have been reading about the major changes that areintroduced in Node.js 9.x.x / NPM 6.x.x and myself faced by Node.js application going to a toss after I upgraded to Node.js 9.x.x, as I always keep Node.js up to date in my development environment. I use NVM(Node Virtual Manager) to…

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[NPM Tip] Error: self signed certificate in certificate chain

As a developer, if you are behind a corporate proxy that assigns an intermediatory self signed SSL certificate to every request to provide secure content filtering as part of cybersecurity measures, I am sure you might have gone through the pain to get it working when working with NodeJS. if you have Admin access to…

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[NPM Tip] Rewriting the default protocol for GitHub package references

Some times as a Modern Web Developer you will face some “npm install” as some of the packages would be referring to git/ssh protocol to reference private packages from Git Hub. This would fail when you are behind a corporate proxy. Rewriting the default protocol for GitHub, run the following snippet in your command line…

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Setting up Local NPM repository to Speedup Dev/CI Builds

As a modern day JavaScript developer working with Node.js and NPM, it has been always any developer’s case to clean up local node modules sometimes when local build is broken. It is a tedious tasks to cleanup %appData%\npm-cache  to do a fresh install of all the modules again. Depending on the number of modules your…

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Getting Started with Azure Functions App

In my previous article I gave you an overview of Azure Functions and discussed about the benefits of the Azure Functions. With this session I will cover you with necessary steps to create an initial basic functions app. Getting Started: Login to Azure Portal, you will see Function Apps section in the left menu. This…

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