Despite a rocky start with Dart, I'm still really enjoying the language. When I get started with any new programming language I like to compile a "Quick Tips" document to help me get around common pitfalls and old manners of thinking. Usually I just leave them to rot in my OneNote app, but for Dart I'm publishing them here.
Recently I tried out the Dart language by building a small OpenFaaS function. Sadly I've decided not to use Dart in production, and this quick post covers some of the reasons why.
Trying to open Material-UI's DatePicker component without using its default text field input is a surprisingly difficult, undocumented, and bug-filled endeavour. This post documents exactly how to open the undocumented DatePickerDialog with a button click or keyboard event.
I'm working on the next version of The Shopify Development Handbook, which will cover building Shopify apps with DotNet Core and Asp.Net Core, and had some trouble getting Let's Encrypt working with Nginx. This small guide walks you through all of the steps to get free SSL certificates for your Shopify apps.
A couple of weeks ago I switched this website over from C# + ASP.NET to Node + Hapi + TypeScript + React. Deploying this site to Azure was an absolute nightmare. Everything that could go wrong did go wrong. What follows is a monument to the complete frustration and rage that I felt over the nearly 3 hours it took to debug Azure's deployment process and get this website working