Posts tagged with Tools

Having a personal website is more important and relevant today than it's ever been. With the rise of social media, it is easy to get lost in the noise. A personal website gives you the freedom to share your ideas, thoughts, and passions with the world on your…

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If you've been on the internet recently, you've probably heard of CSS-in-JS. The technology has been growing in popularity recently but not everyone is a fan. Today, I'd like to shed some light on what it is and help you decide if it is right for your next pro…

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I recently read an article by Dan Abramov where he listed all of the technologies he wasn't familiar with. Dan is someone I look up to and seeing this kind of honesty from him only added to my respect. After reading his article I took stock of what I know and…

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After much anticipation, Webpack 4 has finally been released and it is pretty great! If you are looking for zero config JavaScript bundling, then Webpack 4 is the tool for you. In this article, we’ll talk about the changes made from version 3 and how to get up…

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In this episode of Functional Programming in JavaScript, we discuss pure functions. You probably already use pure functions all the time and are unaware of what they are or what advantages they bring to your code base. Watch the Youtube below to find out why p…

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In this episode, we look at the reduce function and how to use it. Reduce is a massively flexible function. In this video, we use it to transform an array of data into an object and use it to recreate the filter function. How it's used An example of how the re…

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In today's episode, we'll learn how to use the filter function and how it can be chained with other array functions such as map. If you've not seen the previous episode, you can find it here. The Map Function. The filter function is part of the array object. I…

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Today I am pleased to bring you what will be the first episode in a series of videos on Functional Programming in JavaScript. This episode covers the map function. To see more of my videos, check out my other screencasts The map function is part of the array o…

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React is a big buzzword word right now. In fact, it has been a big buzz word for a few years now and with good reason. React has shot to meteoric success since its release in May 2013. Today I'll discuss 5 reasons to learn React. 1\. Performance React is light…

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In Node.js we use the CommonJS module pattern for sharing code between files. In this article, I'll explain how to use the require keyword and how it's related to module caching in Node. CommonJS CommonJS is the pattern used in Node.js to share functionality f…

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The work of a front-end developer is complicated. There is a lot of compiling and minifying code, moving assets around and installing dependencies! Let's not forget actually writing the code too. In today's article, I'm going to talk about some of the tools of…

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It sounds crazy, right? A rubber duck is the perfect debugging partner. It has no arms or legs and sure as hell can't read or write code. So how can our little yellow friend help us write better code? Today we're going to learn about Rubber Duck Debugging. Let…

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