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James Dowell Front-end Developer (CV)

Typescript with JSPM code coverage tutorial

22 / 09 / 2016

In this tutorial we will learn how to implement Karma code coverage to a front-end project that uses SystemJS and JSPM, developed in Typescript (which is becoming increasingly popular in large scale front-end clients).

Easing tool fatigue in front-end workflow

19 / 09 / 2016

As part of the forward thinking team at UVD, I’m no stranger to tool fatigue and the frustrations that go with it. Having at least 10+ gulp plugins running all manner of tasks from, SCSS compilation, TemplateCache generation, test running and TypeScript transpilation.

Inline SVGs and their Gotcha's

10 / 04 / 2016

Inline SVG’s are a popular technique for introducing icon systems for your site. Having used them a number of times now I thought I might share why they’re a great option and also discuss some of the gotchas you might get while using them.

Whats this all about?

04 / 04 / 2016

Over the past two years I have been plying my trade and learning the ropes at a small but knowledgable tech firm named UVD in Shoreditch, London. During that time I’ve learned a few things and I’m hoping to share some of that knowledge through this blog.