Angular 10+ Strict Mode

From Angular 10 (experimental) / 11 (default on create new app) you can get strict mode. In summary it reduces the bundle size (by 75%!) and increases the maintainability by disabling you to create objects of type ‘any’ (no untyped types)…

Angular 11+ CLI creates all new workspaces and projects with strict mode enabled.

Strict mode improves maintainability and helps you catch bugs ahead of time. Additionally, strict mode applications are easier to statically analyze and can help the ng update command refactor code more safely and precisely when you are updating to future versions of Angular.

Specifically, strict mode does the following:

More info:

Angular CLI Strict Mode. In Angular, we strongly believe in… | by Minko Gechev | Angular Blog

Typescript debug util – Output json structure to console as formatted and sorted properties

Made a Debug util TypeScript class for formatted output to browser console of json objects, also sorted on property keys alphabetically (usage: simplifies text compare between different json structures).

export class DebugUtils {
  ///Outputs object as formatted json string to console.
  public static ToConsoleJson(value: any, message = null) {
    if (message) {
    console.debug(JSON.stringify(value, null, 2));

  ///Outputs object as formatted json string to console sorted alphabetically by property keys.
  public static ToConsoleJsonSortedByKey(obj: any, message = null) {
    //sort object keys alphabetically
    var allKeys = [];
    JSON.stringify( obj, function( key, value ){ allKeys.push( key ); return value; } )
    const sortedJsonString = JSON.stringify( obj, allKeys, 2);
    if (message) {



Meld Compare Tool – Free and open source

Meld is a visual diff and merge tool targeted at developers. Meld helps you compare files, directories, and version controlled projects. It provides two- and three-way comparison of both files and directories, and has support for many popular version control systems.

Meld helps you review code changes and understand patches. It might even help you to figure out what is going on in that merge you keep avoiding.

Source: Meld

WinCam – Simple Screen Recording Tool

Lightning-Fast Screen Recording, Create Video Tutorials in Minutes with WinCamWinCam is a powerful and extremely easy-to-use screen recorder for Windows. It can deal with a given application, a region or the entire screen – and record everything that goes on in there. With the ability to capture up to 60 frames per second, WinCam makes sure your recording doesn’t miss a tiny thing, while hardware acceleration renders and encodes video in real time and truly effortless.

Source: WinCam – Lightning-Fast Screen Recording, Create Video Tutorials in Minutes – NTWind Software

AD Explorer – Windows Sysinternals | Microsoft Docs

Active Directory Explorer (AD Explorer) is an advanced Active Directory (AD) viewer and editor. You can use AD Explorer to easily navigate an AD database, define favorite locations, view object properties and attributes without having to open dialog boxes, edit permissions, view an object’s schema, and execute sophisticated searches that you can save and re-execute.

AD Explorer also includes the ability to save snapshots of an AD database for off-line viewing and comparisons. When you load a saved snapshot, you can navigate and explore it as you would a live database. If you have two snapshots of an AD database you can use AD Explorer’s comparison functionality to see what objects, attributes and security permissions changed between them.

AD Explorer screenshot

Source: AD Explorer – Windows Sysinternals | Microsoft Docs