Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Od -- it's like Mithril and Knockout, but better

I've loved using Knockout these last few years, but struggled with its unpredictable performance.  I really like the idea of Mithril (and the other virtual-DOM schemes), but it has really wonky problems if you move a component around in your DOM.

To address these issues, I recently came up with my own scheme, Od, and I really like it:


The web site there has plenty of explanation, examples, and documentation.
TypeScript, the beautiful face of the ugly tapeworm that is JavaScript.  It's the only way to do this stuff.

To add a TypeScript component to a non-TypeScript Visual Studio project, add the following to the end of the project .csproj file (do this in notepad or somesuch; adjust the TypeScript path version accordingly):

Reload the project and away you go.  When you add TypeScript files to your project, you can set their BuildAction properties to TypeScriptCompile, if this doesn't happen automatically.