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  • Using HTML view templates in Express JS framework

    One of the great things about working with the MEAN stack (MongoDB, Express JS, AngularJS and Node - for those not in the know!) is its relative simplicity: JavaScript is the common thread tying all the components of the stack together, so the learning curve is relatively shallow.

    One of the worst things? Jade templates.

    Seriously.......Jade sucks.

    Here's how to get the Express framework to use HTML templates instead.

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  • Managing website assets with Bower

    There's no denying that front-end development as a discipline has grown rapidly in the last 5 to 6 years with an ever increasing number of competing technologies, particularly in the JavaScript world with an explosion of different libraries and MVC oriented frameworks.

    Managing these front-end assets, in addition to development oriented tasks, can be a real hassle, particularly where new software releases are concerned.

    This is where Bower steps in to help.

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