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If you’ve been coding in JavaScript for some time now, you’ve likely run into both slice and splice. Do you know the differences? Do you know when to use one over the other? They both seemingly do the same thing, but there are some key differences between the two. Let’s take a deeper dive into […]

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JavaScript has gone through numerous iterations over the past few years, and it only gets better and better. For the longest time, JavaScript only had var as an option for declaring a variable. var had numerous issues that I won’t get into at the moment, but something had to be done. ES6 brought the advent […]

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Vue.js is a powerful JavaScript library that makes creating complex web apps more straightforward than ever. Out of the box, Vue.js gives you most of the tools you need to get going. However, something that seems simple can cause some tricky behavior. One common example I’ve seen is having a component with an input interact […]

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If you’ve ever used something like lodash, you may have heard of the debounce function. Debounce is useful for limiting the amount of calls a function makes in a set time frame(in milliseconds). For example, if you want to call a function once per second as a user is typing in a search box, debounce […]

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Have you ever needed to merge a branch but exclude certain changes that aren’t ready yet? This shouldn’t happen super often, but on bigger projects you’ll probably run into something like this. Luckily with Git, there is always a way. Even if you’re not an advanced Git user, this trick should be fairly straightforward to […]

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In the last posts, we learned about layouts and partials, but Laravel provides even more functionality. You may ask: why use a component when you can just use partials? In Laravel, components are packed with additional functionality. Components give you separation of concerns, letting you outsource PHP logic to a method outside of your blade […]

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If you’re into PHP development, chances are, you’ve messed with or heard of Laravel. To keep it simple, Laravel is a fantastic PHP framework for making all kinds of web apps. As of this writing, Laravel has been around for 9 years and is still massively popular. It’s not going away anytime soon! Laravel uses […]

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If you’re reading this post, there’s a chance you’ve already stumbled upon part 1(getting started) and part 2(setting up a build). If you haven’t, checking them out gives this post additional context! Now that we’re starting to learn SASS, it’s natural to dive into the functionality that’s easiest to implement out of the gate. Don’t […]

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If you’ve been in web development long enough, you’ve probably heard of SASS/SCSS. That’s no surprise, considering it has been around for so long(over 10 years), and it’s included in many popular build systems. Webpack builds such as create-react-app and Vue CLI templates come with easy SASS support. If you’re using your own build system, […]

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Every here and there, you may come across a use case where it’s necessary to reduce a video file by 50-80% without any noticeable loss of quality. Often times it’s for front-end performance reasons, but can also come in handy if a server has an upload limit(50MB on a typical WordPress site for example). There […]

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Cypress is an end-to-end testing framework designed to provide coverage for front-end UIs. Learning how to automate tests has its learning curve, but the benefits grow with your application’s complexity. I was tasked to test a process that involves uploading multiple types of files. In particular, application/pdf and image/* mime-type files. Doing this with Cypress […]

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Git’s amend command is so simple, yet so powerful. I personally use it multiple times a day and even have a bash alias for it. Why is amending so useful? The answer is simple: programmers make lots of mistakes. Mistakes are a part of the job. Git amend fixes mistakes as simple as a commit […]

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Inline SVGs are a lesser known trick for performant assets. Using them in traditional static sites is problematic due to how verbose they are. Inline SVGs can be anywhere from a few lines of code to a hundred! Not the prettiest solution. That is why it’s much better to use a component based approach. Using […]

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It’s no secret that Git is an essential tool for all kinds of software. Git isn’t terribly hard to pick up, yet has a complex learning curve. The neat thing about the learning curve is the little tricks just waiting to be picked up. Today, I will be going over something that can be massively […]

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Hyperlinks are a big part of every webpage, even if they’re not completely apparent. Typically you’d only have text or maybe wrap a <button> element with a link. Sometimes, a design called for an entire <div> (or any other sectional element) to be a clickable link. A typical example is an entire block with some […]

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We’ve all been there. We don’t want to do it, we don’t think we need to do it, but it’s necessary. Unfortunately, Internet Explorer (11) is a necessary evil for most business requirements. Certain businesses even require earlier versions than that. *shudder* Fair warning, this article is only keeping the most recent version(11) in mind. […]

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Every web developer has come across CSS at one point or another. For most, it’s a necessary evil that’s easy to learn, but difficult to master. After some time, you start to get the hang of it and maybe even pick up something like SASS and/or flexbox. One thing you may not realize: your code […]

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For years now, SASS has given CSS the functionalities that native CSS wish it could. These includes variables, selector nesting, mixins, extends, and much more. One simple but very powerful thing SASS gives you is the ability to outsource a similar set of style rules into a reusable “function”. This lets you centralize style logic […]

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Defining bash aliases has always been a neat little trick for saving time on the command line. When learning about aliases, a few ideas may immediately jump out. There are also some you may not have thought about. I hope to uncover at least one of those. In this post, I’ll list 5 of my […]

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What timeless advice welcomes fresh programmers? Yes, you guessed it. Fundamentals. Learn how to code in pure JavaScript before learning a framework like Vue.js. Whatever your stack may be, the advice remains rock solid. Learn fundamentals first before diving into the exciting, fancy world of web frameworks. There‚Äôs just one problem with this advice, especially […]

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