Using Webpack & Vue.js with .NET Core in 2020

ASP.NET used to have a nice Webpack integration with the officially supported Microsoft.AspNetCore.SpaServices Nuget package. In August 2019 Microsoft announced that it would be deprecating this package and suggested a new integration mechanism with Microsoft.AspNetCore.SpaServices.Extensions.

Since I use this with Vue.js and the new integration mechanism doesn’t offer the same functionality, I’ll share how I managed to get up and running again in this post.

Lessons learned: upgrading visitor privacy with Matomo Analytics

Google Analytics is hard to beat: it’s super easy to implement, it’s the market standard for analytics, it provides valuable insights and on top of that, it’s free.

That being said, Google Analytics comes with a hidden cost. Google Analytics has become ubiquitous and with that, so has Google surveillance.

For a long time, it was hard to find a good alternative to Google Analytics. But now, Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik) deserves your serious consideration if you value your visitor’s privacy (and your own).

Note: I’m not affiliated with- or paid by any of the companies discussed in this article (Matomo & Google).