Web development can be a challenge. New frameworks and languages are popping up all the time. Just recently we've seen the rise of io.js, a fork of node.js, a server side runtime environment. Not to be out done Node just released a stable new version (0.12) just a few days ago.

A new JavaScript full stack CLI, Sane Stack was released just last month. The command line tool allows for easy creation of webapps using Ember and Sails with Docker support. Even Ember just released a new version with HTMLBars support.

Sane Stack

Sane Stack is an interesting CLI. It's goal is to make you instantly more productive by allowing you to easily generate scaffolding for the front and back end development environments. I spent some time working with it recently and I have to say that I've had mixed results so far. The biggest issues I've had is with the Docker integration. I fired up my trusty Ubuntu VPN and installed all the dependencies. When I used the '--docker' argument I received some access errors. I'm still looking into why I was getting them.

I was able to generate without Docker. It was nice having everything created quickly. I'll be doing a more indepth review in the future as the project matures.

Quick Site Update

I've been very busy the last few weeks. As I mentioned in my December update my focus for this year is to create more content on a more regular bases. So far it's been going well.

Last month I wrote a really long, in depth tutorial on how to create a simple blog using Ember-CLI and Firebase. Next up I wrote about the 5 Best Tutorials on Ember.js. I have a lot more work to do but it was good start. Check them out!

Next Up

I have some new things in the works for the future. I've been looking at a lot of different programming books lately. There is a lot of good ones, and a lot of not so good ones. I'm not ready to announce anything yet, however if you're interested sign up for my newsletter below and you'll be the first to know what's happening.