There are four posts before this one. You can check out part 1(getting up and running, part 2(setting up the build), part 3(nesting and variables), part 4(diving into mixins and extends). Mixins and extends are cool, right? In our last article, we dived into the basics of both and have a good idea of what […]
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 […]
As a developer, a fair portion of your time is spent on the command line. Certain command are used religiously, so why not save a keystroke or ten? Let’s take a common unix need: updating your packages. When you update, you use something like this: sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade Wouldn’t it be […]
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 […]
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 […]
In our last post, we learned about Laravel Blade and its capablities. That post only scratched the surface, blade can do so much more! In this post, we’ll dive into conditional statements and rendering. Every good templating engine has simple ways to conditionally show blocks of markup. Blade makes this very easy. If you’re used […]
Have you ever worked on a project and seemingly out of nowhere your entire file list in your git staging history? It’s ugly, it ruins any usefulness your current commit had, and can clog up your overall history pretty fast. For a while, I wasn’t even sure what caused this. Turns out, changing file permissions […]
When learning a new programming language, a calculator is a great way to flex your ability. Going the extra mile and tacking on extra features proves to be an even more valuable experience. In this article, I will show you how to implement a neat feature: the ability to multiply without an * operator.