Importing only the flags which I'm using in my app (flag-icons library). How importing from CDN works? - performance

I've recently come across a way of importing font awesome icons which would allow the creation of a final bundle with only the icons in use FontAwesome documentation. I understand that the bundler (Vite in my case) applies tree shaking in order to create a smaller bundle.
I'm currently in the midst of developing an app that also uses flags. Thus I stumbled upon the following repository Flag Icons. I've installed the npm package and added the stylesheet to index.html. Everything works as expected.
Does using the library this way mean I imported all the flags in my project, even the ones I won't use? Is there a way I can create a smaller bundle with the ones I'm going to use?


Sass not working in Svelte and StorybookJS

I am using Google Material on Svelte and thank GOD finally was able to successfully make it work. Now, I created it in a separate code base. On the other hand I am actually creating a separate codebase for different components in StorybookJS. So when I ported my working codebase (actually copy pasted the component) the button for example that I am testing is not working anymore. I checked all the necessary npm installations that I need and it's all good.
But now when I check the Developer Tools on my browser (I am using Brave) I got this error:
Refused to apply style from 'http://localhost:60809/theme-mui.scss' because its MIME type ('text/html') is not a supported stylesheet MIME type, and strict MIME checking is enabled.
My theme-mui.scss mentioned on the error above is the initializer for my Google Material to work on Svelte (or other framework for that matter). I tried to transfer the above scss file to no avail. I followed the instruction of setup from my separate code base but it still is not working. I tried to follow the sass config using this link from Storybook but still to no avail. What could have gone wrong?

Can I use Angular2 to build a JavaScript Universal Windows Platform App?

JavaScript newbie here. I'm new to Angular2 and am currently learning about things like module-loaders (there's so many!), etc, so bear with me since my space of "unknown unknowns" is probably quite large.
I'm interested in creating a JavaScript based "Packaged Web App" for windows ("Packaged" in the sense that the JS is included in the Universal Windows Platform app).
One constraint to keep in mind is that I have severe limitations on the size of my packaged app. The smaller, the better.
With that in mind, I have a few specific questions that will hopefully expose the extent of my ignorance:
Without resorting to Electron or Ionic2, is it possible (also, is it a good idea) to create the offline experience in Angular2 and then only manually include the resulting transpiled .js files in my Visual Studio project?
How hard is it to manage the dependencies for these transpiled files? Are they entirely self contained?
Roughly how large would the minimum set of manually imported files end up being? When I use NPM to install angular2, it winds up being ~80mb - a large portion of this (most?) looks like dev tools, test infrastructure, etc. What's the minimal set of angular dependencies needed for the client app to work?
Without resorting to Electron or Ionic2, is it possible (also, is it a good idea) to create the offline experience in Angular2 and then only manually include the resulting transpiled .js files in my Visual Studio project?
Yes, it is possible. TypeScript will be compiled to javascript codes, which will be consumed by your project. So eventually, it is compiled js codes that will be necessary for your project.
But, if you are so worried about your project's size, then I suggest you using Angular 1, which is only JS codes. And for the minimum size of Angular 1 and its dependency jquery. There is a compressed version of Angular 1 (angular.min.js: 164kb) and jquery(jquery-3.1.1.min.js: 85kb).
Answering my own question here:
Yes, it's possible. You can copy over the transpiled .js files and then simply point the webview control at the generated index.html. With that being said, it's a pretty kludgy dev experience since you're constantly working around VS.
The dependencies are handled for you - it's all in the minified/uglified js files.
I haven't investigated tree-shaking yet, but it looks like I can get away with ~0.5Mb with a skeleton project.

SASS Rendering in Go

I am beginning to use Go for web development, but I am having issues with asset management. I would prefer to have a tool like Rails' Asset Pipeline for managing (and compressing) css/js files (as well as SASS), but I am still able to work with css and js files.
While I am able to work with css and js, I am not able to work with SASS. Is there a way to use SASS in a Golang project? I am not using a framework.
Thank you!
I'm not familiar with Ruby on Rails but, I assume, that ruby on rails gave you some sort of tools for managing the source to distribution client-side asset transition (polyfills, transpiling, minification, compiling of SASS/SCSS to CSS, compiling of XScript to JavaScript ... etc).
While a web development framework might do that to try and ease in developers quickly (I assume rails does that, not ruby) its not exactly the way Go does stuff.
Go is a language, not a framework + language, just a compiler, a few build tools and a set of standards for how to write, test, document and indent stuff (with the indent,test and document part being optional).
A go server, at least the way I built servers with go, is somewhat decoupled from the client. It server static assets when they are needed (e.g. it serves the minified JavaScript and the stylsheets and the html, and jsons with info from the databases... etc), but it doesn't really care about what those are, its a server. The go toolchain is made for building golang applications (e.g. said server), but its not made for building client-side web applications (those consisting of js, css and html).
Now, you may use a framework similar to rails written in go that helps "pack up" css, js, html. But I'm unaware if there are any.
You may use a compiler which turns go into client-side code (i.e. javascript) , if you enjoy the go toolchian and want to use it for client-side development. But, go-like performance isn't something this gives you AND you are working with a subset of go. Its really just a different way to write javascript.
However, what you most likely need in your case is a "build-chain" for your client side. Here there are 3 tools which (in my opinion) stand out in 2016:
I could write an essay about using this tools but here's the summary:
Webpack is used to create a "pipeline" for your code which does thing like, calling babel on javascript, compiling sass to css, minifying assets, allowing js to be written with import syntax... etc, really, its a swis army knife in your js development arsenal and probably matches the functionality of whatever you were using before.
Npm is the node package manager BUT even if you are not using node for your server. It can be useful to keep tracks of dependencies for building your application (like webpack) and for downloading modules. Its also useful for running various scripts and deployment, its a bit of an overkill to use both npm and weback though you will probably have an easier time setting up the webpack enviornment if you have a package.json (config file for npm) with each of your project.
Bower is one I actually don't use for small projects. But its basically a repository for javascript libraries (among other things), so you can easily say, write "bower install jquery" and you've downloaded jQuery for your current project.
Again, there are many other tools out there, these are just some of the ones I like, but, check some of them out. They can help you replaces your previous pipeline. Don't think of client and server side code as being the same, they are decoupled and having a strong separation between them might help you a lot.

Cannot use Service Stack inside a PCL

I am using Xamarin and need to use a PCL
However, I cannot install ServiceStack into the PCL other than the PCL package which is classed as no longer being maintained
Has anyone come across this?
I want to use PCL because I dont want to duplicate code
PCLs are supposed to be supported via the latest Service Stack but this does not appear to be the case
I have code which makes use of ToJson which is in ServiceStack.TExt
I know I could create a folder inside my iphone (and android) assemblies but I am not sure this is a good approach because it doesnt feel right (everything all in one place instead of in proper layers)
Does anyone have any ideas about this?
Your assumptions aren't correct, ServiceStack PCL Packages ARE still being maintained, but instead of being maintained in individual packages, e.g:
They have now been merged as different profiles into the main client NuGet packages, e.g:

Xcode & Quartz Composer - perfect standalone

I have build my standalone app from a QC patch using Xcode. Everything works good however, I was wondering if it is possible to hide the QC patch when I do Show package nd I go inside my app.
Also, is there a way to use the stand alone even if people don't have the plugin I have used in my patch such as Kineme 3d, and there is a way to implement them inside my app?
thank you so much
Use Kineme QuartzBuilder:
It encrypts your composition, making it difficult for an end-user to extract and copy your composition.
It automatically bundles the plugins your composition uses (except Kineme AlphaBlendMode, which you need to manually add).
If you add a note at the top level of your composition containing your Kineme3D license key, the plugin will work on other systems when your composition is loaded. Obviously you should not distribute compositions that contain your license key, unless you use QuartzBuilder to package them (since then the license key is encrypted).