Load Angular component styleUrl using web pack

The only change you have to make on your component is , instead of providing the url path using styleUrl , import the file using require and convert to string.

To get the require keyword in typescript, you have to install an npm package called ‘@types/node’
npm install @types/node --save-dev

Also if you want to build and load the scss make sure that you have installed sass-loader and style-loader for web pack

npm install sass-loader --save-dev
npm install style-loader --save-dev

Plugins for webpack

npm install mini-css-extract-plugin --save-dev


rules: [{
test: /\.(sa|sc|c)ss$/,
use: [
loader: MiniCssExtractPlugin.loader,

plugins: [

new CleanWebpackPlugin(['dist']),
new MiniCssExtractPlugin({

filename: '[name].styles.css',
chunkFilename: '[name].styles.css'

what is the importance of putting semicolon always as a best practice in JavaScript

I know probably what you are thinking , we do we need to specify semicolon in my code explicitly? I am getting the right output always without specifying a semicolon also. Well it’s not always right.

Did you think Javascript Engine Syntax parser doesn’t need a semicolon?
Javascript Engine Syntax Parser always need a semicolon. If you will not put a semicolon , the syntax parser will automatically do it for you. Means , wherever syntax parser expects a semicolon , it will put one for you.

Let me give an example the importance of semicolon. Consider the below code

What will be the output of this function? everyone might think output will be {name: "Jameel"}
But it’s not right , the output is undefined .

When you put object literal in the next line of return statement , syntax parser will do a automatic semicolon insertion after the keyword return and jump out of the function.

How can we Fix this issue?
We have to prevent the automatic semicolon insertion by doing like below

Now you will get the output of
{name: "Jameel"}

Is Javascript Object Literal same as JSON?

There are lot of people still confused about Javascript Object versus and JSON.

both are same?

Answer is No . There is a difference between two

Look at the below sample code , both objects are valid javascript object literal.
var employeeObject1 = {
firstName: "Jameel",
lastName: "Moideen"

var employeeObject2 = {
"firstName": "Jameel",
"lastName": "Moideen"

Then what is the difference between JSON?
Answer is very simple. JSON have very strict rule , the property name should enclose with quotes.In the above example employeeObject2 is valid JSON.

Valid JSON
“firstName”: “Jameel”,
“lastName”: “Moideen”

InValid JSON
firstName: “Jameel”,
lastName: “Moideen”

There are some built in function in javascript to convert an array in to JSON , which can use from object to Valid JSON before you send it across the wire.

JSON.stringfy() – Convert an object to valid JSON


JSON.parse() – Convert a string to Javascript Object

{firstName: “Jameel”, lastName: “Moideen”}

JavaScript check null or undefined – Best Practice

Let’s assume I have a variable called ‘a’ , which looks for some value.
var a;
if (a !== undefined && a!== null && a!=='') {
} else {

I have seen lot of developers is trying check condition like above to ensure we are getting the expected value we want.Do we really need to check the value a undefined and null and ?.

No. We don’t need.

Do like below as Best Practice

var a;
if (a) {
} else {

Did you understand what’s Javascript Engine doing under the hood?. In order to understand, Let’s analyze what will be the value return by the Javascript Engine when converting undefined , null and ”(An empty string also). You can directly check the same on your developer console.

You can see all are converting to false , means All these three are assuming ‘lack of existence’ by javascript. So you no need to explicitly check all the three in your code.

Also I want to point out one more thing

What will be the result of Boolean(0)?

Ofcourse false. This will create some bug on your code when 0 become a valid value on your expected result. So please make sure this thing also when you write the code

How to serve static files from the nodemodules in ASP.NET Core

Here I am going to explain how to serve static files from the nodemodules

Step 1 : Add a NPM package.json file
Right click on Visual Studio Add > NewItem and select NPM configuration files and add to the project.

Step 2 : Update the package.json with required dependencies for application.

Make sure name should be lowercase without space.

Once you save the package.json , you can see the npm package in project dependencies and also node modules are downloaded in to the project directory.You can include the node_modules folder in to your VS Project by clicking show all files and include in to the project.

Step 3 : Create Middle ware to serve the files from node_modules directory
In order to create your own middleware , First you have to create an extension method for the builder to serve the files from the node_modules directory

using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Builder;
using Microsoft.Extensions.FileProviders;
using System.IO;

namespace Microsoft.AspNetCore.Builder
public static class ApplicationBuilderExtensions
public static IApplicationBuilder UseNodeModules(this IApplicationBuilder app,string rootPath)
//Combine the rootpath to the node_modules to get the absolute path
var path = Path.Combine(rootPath, "node_modules");
var fileProvider = new PhysicalFileProvider(path);
var options = new StaticFileOptions();
options.RequestPath = "/node_modules";
options.FileProvider = fileProvider;
return app;

When you set a RequestPath , static files Middleware only try to respond to request starts with node_modules.

FileProvider is where does it goes to FileSystem to look for the file.

Finally Call the method by passing the application rootPath

using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Hosting;
using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Routing;
using Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration;
using Microsoft.Extensions.DependencyInjection;
using Microsoft.Extensions.Logging;

namespace Microsoft.AspNetCore.Builder
public class Startup

public void ConfigureServices(IServiceCollection services)

// This method gets called by the runtime. Use this method to configure the HTTP request pipeline.
public void Configure(IApplicationBuilder app, IHostingEnvironment env,IConfiguration configuration ,ILogger logger)
if (env.IsDevelopment())


private void ConfigureRoutes(IRouteBuilder routeBuilder)
routeBuilder.MapRoute("Default", "{controller=Home}/{action=Index}/{id}");

Note : Please make sure the namespaces for extension method and startup.cs class are same. This is the approach that Microsoft uses to resolve the extension method for IApplicationBuilder to ensure method is more diiscoverable.

What is WebHost builder in ASP.NET Core?

A WebHost builder is an object , which is responsible for setting up the web server environment.These settings are completely customizable by writing our own builder. By default Web host builder is using Kestrel web server, which is a cross platform web server supported by .NET Core. This Webserver will listen all the http request connections. Also This builder set ups IIS integration. If your application are running under IIS , it is the integration that allows IIS to pass through Windows Credentials to the Kestrel server.