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Compile, optimize and watch our LESS / CSS files with Gulp tasks using Visual Studio 2015 in our SharePoint Online solutions

When we are working on SharePoint (or Office 365) projects, eventually you need to integrate custom CSS, HTML, JavaScript within SharePoint components. I remember my first projects with SharePoint 2007 where we coded server components with C# or VB and it were really hard to integrate custom CSS and JavaScript in our solutions. But since Read More →

TypeScript: Configure the environment to use the latest installed version

Hi, Yesterday (4th May 2016), Microsoft announced the new SharePoint Framework (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_bGyqKwT4g). TypeScript will be important technology for developing new client web parts, you can see a good article of my colleague Chris (http://www.sharepointnutsandbolts.com/2016/05/the-new-sharepoint-development-model.html). TypeScript code is not processed by browsers that work with JavaScript code. Therefore to be executed, TypeScript code has to be Read More →

How to configure Visual Studio 2015 with the latest version of Node.js and NPM

Hi, I recently installed Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 in order to work in a project, in which, we would like to use a combination of  different technologies like SharePoint stuff, React, Node.js, LESS and Gulp. In my opinion, is good to to use new technologies at the right time, in terms of, learning curve, Read More →