SharePoint Framework SPFx Node Version Compatibility Matrix

The SharePoint Framework has gone through many revisions since its introduction some time in early 2017. I have compiled this version matrix by scanning release notes of previous versions of the platform for future reference. At the time of writing I am unaware of any officially documented compatibility issues between versions of SpFx and Node. But it is probably a good idea to respect versions when building/deploying old web [Read More]

Improve SharePoint Framework Build Times by hacking Gulp and Webpack

SharePoint Framework (SpFx) is the latest-and-greatest way to build web parts and bolt on modifications to SharePoint Online (SpFx also has a limited on-premises capability with SharePoint 2016). Adopting SpFx has been mostly a positive experience but as with any new technology there are challenges and growing pains. One challenge specifically is creeping build times for our core project. As web parts, extensions and core libraries are added, it takes [Read More]