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Documentation Improvement #798

fabioluz opened this Issue Jul 10, 2017 · 1 comment


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fabioluz commented Jul 10, 2017

Hi! I'm creating this issue to list Aurelia features that are not documented yet.

I can make the PR's to update the docs, but I want to be sure that I'm right before doing anything. So please, tell me if these changes are welcome.

Let's keep this list up to date!

Documentation Improvement List

Build Systems

  • CLI
    • CLI now supports SystemJS and Webpack. Update the docs with new information and new commands, including au install.
    • Improve the documentaion about how to configure aurelia.json file.
  • Webpack Skeleton
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  • SystemJS Skeleton
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  • Explain that @computedFrom doesn't observe array mutations. Show workaround.
  • Add docs about @observable
  • Show aurelia-computed ?
  • Advanced Scenarios
    • Add docs about how to observe objects and arrays via BindingEngine.


  • Explain (with empahsis) that Kebab-case should be used when binding properties in the view.
  • Explain that <compose></compose> is not a replacement for <require></require><element></element>. It should only be used in specific situations.
  • Show that if.bind and repeat.for can be used with <template>.
  • Explain that declaring bindable properties in the view (<template bindable="">) only works for html-only components.
  • Explain that if the bindable property is an array, its change handler won't be called for array mutations. The BindingEngine's CollectionObserver should be used instead.
  • Explain that @child and @children need <slot></slot> to work.
  • Show cool things that can be done with @processContent. Reference:
  • Does @useShadowDOM really work?
  • Show that containerless attribute can be used with <router-view containerless> and <compose containerless>
  • Show cool examples of <template replaceable part=""> and <template replace-part=""> . Including usage with repeaters. Reference:
  • Advanced Scenarios
    • Add docs about how to compose and enhance elements via TemplatingEngine.



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  • Explain how to add validation rules from JSON.



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Troubleshooting/FAQ (New section proposal) A list of most common doubts and mistakes.

  • Why my bindable properties aren't working?
  • How to configure aurelia to work with my jquery library? - Common examples
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