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 […]
Digging into the trenches of responsive design can be surprisingly daunting, especially if you’re new to this kind of thing. The amount of shiny front-end build tools seem overwhelming at first, but they are ultimately here to help you. In this post, we’re looking at a shiny build tool called SASS. It’s actually not that shiny, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]