Tag: JavaScript

Flip the Script!

Published 3 years 2 weeks ago on June 2, 2015

How frustrating can it be to try and debug minified code? How much harder is it to try and debug someone else’s minified code that you have absolutely no control over? Flip the Script is a Chrome extension that does something amazing by adding a new tab to the Web Inspector: The extension lists all […]

5 Minute Physics by David DeSandro

Published 3 years 2 weeks ago on June 2, 2015

David DeSandro is a long time hero of mine, but this is the first I’ve seen a talk by him. It’s a killer five minutes that’s worth your time. The physics of animation is one of those things that feels small until you play with something that got it wrong. Then it all feels wrong. […]

You Might Not Need jQuery

Published 4 years 4 months ago on January 30, 2014

The JavaScript world is, for the most part, kind of weird. It’s been around for a really long time, but comparatively it’s only been “accepted” in recent years. I was at an event not long ago, chatting with a gentleman who left for South Africa five years ago, leaving behind a career in computer science […]

Native equivalents of jQuery functions

Published 4 years 11 months ago on July 2, 2013

It’s all too easy to blur the line between jQuery and native JavaScript, but it’s important to keep in mind that JavaScript is undergoing massive change year-to-year. A ton of really exciting stuff is going on, and I’d be willing to bet that the days of “needing” jQuery to build your app (and even some […]

Firefox makes a decision, removes an option

Published 4 years 11 months ago on July 2, 2013

There are two main points to talk about here, the first of which is the observation that Firefox has removed the option to disable JavaScript as of version 23. That is awesome. Naturally, the hive is upset at the decision because it takes away something people feel they have the right to control. I understand […]

Performance — Writing Fast, Memory-Efficient JavaScript

Published 5 years 4 weeks ago on May 23, 2013

I think one of my favorite aspects of programming is the intentional style you implement as you get better at what you do. This isn’t limited to JavaScript, but it leaves the door open for each project to present a new way of doing something a little bit better. All of those ‘little bits’ add […]

7 Resources Every JavaScript Developer Should Know

Published 5 years 1 month ago on May 21, 2013

These are simply great resources for any JavaScript developer. I’m a big fan of everything in the list and think it’d be beneficial to any front end developer.

JavaScript Rocks! Book Review

Published 5 years 1 month ago on May 6, 2013

As part of a focus on refining my JavaScript skill set, I’ve flagged a number of books I’ve had on my shelf literally for years waiting to be read. My goal here is to first and foremost regroup on the basics, the foundational knowledge I feel I need to take on the more advanced projects […]

Truth, Equality and JavaScript

Published 5 years 1 month ago on May 3, 2013

Checking for truthiness and equality in JavaScript can sometimes be a daunting procedure. This article heavily walks through the ins and outs of effectively evaluating truth and equality in JavaScript. This is an important thing to understand as fully as possible because it correlates directly to business logic and overall stability of your code. Beyond […]

Rethinking JavaScript Object Enumeration

Published 5 years 1 month ago on May 3, 2013

I’ve been trying to take more conscious advantage of Objects in JavaScript, but that doesn’t come without it’s quirks. This article explores alternatives to Object enumeration, which I naively thought to be limited in possibilities. I’m striving to become familiar enough with JavaScript not only to be quickly enlightened by these alternative approaches, but also […]

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