Learning Webpack with React and ES6

When I create a React/ES6 app, I reach for my tool of choice – browserify. However, that has certain issues – things that I am certain I can work around if I try, but I’m spending all my time in the tooling. I want to write the application – not the tools. A lot of…

Running BabelJS/ES2015 Apps in Azure App Service

BabelJS is a really cool in-line transpiler. You can use it as a ‘require-hook’ to make your Node.js apps use the full ES6 syntax without the v8 javascript interpreter issues around ES6 support. For instance, I have a server.js file that looks like this: My app.js file contains regular ES6 code, like this: I’ve also…

Apache Cordova, ES2015 and Babel

I created a simple Apache Cordova app and got it working on my iOS and Android emulators in the last article. My hope was to convert the app to ECMAScript 2015 (the new fancy name for what we have been calling ES6 for the past year) and work on Browserify for the app packaging. However,…