5 differences between SharePoint Framework debug and release builds

5 differences between SharePoint Framework debug and release builds

SharePoint Framework projects can be built in the debug and release mode. Here are the 5 key differences between the two. New toolchain, old possibilities SharePoint Framework uses a new build toolchain based on open-source tooling. With tools like Gulp and Webpack the SharePoint Framework processes the source code and
Why bundling external frameworks in SharePoint Framework Client-Side Web Parts is a bad idea

Why bundling external frameworks in SharePoint Framework Client-Side Web Parts is a bad idea

The easiest way to reference external JavaScript frameworks in SharePoint Framework Client-Side Web Parts is by bundling them together with the Web Part. But is it really a good idea? A standard way for building client-side SharePoint solutions SharePoint Framework is a new model for building SharePoint customizations. In contrary
Loading Angular and ngOfficeUIFabric from CDN in SharePoint Framework

Loading Angular and ngOfficeUIFabric from CDN in SharePoint Framework

With the latest release of the SharePoint Framework you can load Angular and ngOfficeUIFabric from CDN in your Client-Side Web Parts. Here is how. Angular for the masses Angular is one of the most popular JavaScript frameworks for building client-side applications. Many developers love it for its modularity and separation
Building SharePoint Framework Client Side Web Parts using jQuery and jQuery plugins from CDN

Building SharePoint Framework Client Side Web Parts using jQuery and jQuery plugins from CDN

In the past you might have built SharePoint solutions using jQuery and jQuery plugins loaded from a CDN. Now that the SharePoint Framework is released, here is how you would build your solution as a Client Side Web Part. The Weather Web Part To illustrate how to build SharePoint Framework
'TypeError: arguments[i].apply is not a function' error when working with Webpack

'TypeError: arguments[i].apply is not a function' error when working with Webpack

When working with Webpack you might come across the following error: TypeError: arguments[i].apply is not a function So what are you doing wrong exactly? Webpack Webpack is a powerful module bundler. Using Webpack you can combine the different assets that belong together and improve the performance of your