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The Hidden Oil Patterns on Bowling Lanes

There’s more to the oil on a bowling lane than meets the eye. Knowing what it is, and knowing how it affects things makes you look at it – and play – differently. Seasoned players recognise it automatically, like a … Continue reading

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justify-content: space-evenly; for Flexbox

A new alignment mode for Flex-containers is justify-content: space-evenly; The alignment subjects are distributed so that the spacing between any two adjacent alignment subjects, before the first alignment subject, and after the last alignment subject is the same. Currently supported … Continue reading

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What’s new in JavaScript? ES2017/“ES8” Language Features

The ECMAScript 2017 Language Specification – the 8th edition of the spec – was officially released at the end of June by TC39. 💁‍♂️ ICYWW: Should we say ES2017 or ES8? → Say ES2017. Back in the day ES6 was … Continue reading

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PngPong Image Manipulation Library

For the recent UK Elections the folks The Guardian wanted to show big images along with their push notifications. Being bandwidth-aware they wanted a solution in which they could use a template image (which could then be cached) and then … Continue reading

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Introducing npx: an NPM package runner

Included with npm@5.2.0 is an extra binary named npx: npx is a tool intended to help round out the experience of using packages from the NPM registry — the same way npm makes it super easy to install and manage dependencies hosted … Continue reading

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😎 Emoji Compositions

In succession to Split emoji text effect with CSS (which has received an update by now BTW), PixelAmbacht has created a nice Emoji composition using the U+1F60E Smiling Face With Sunglasses emoji (😎) as the key modifier. Note: For some … Continue reading

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WTF is The Blockchain?

Mohit Mamoria has written a 3500-word guide in plain English to understanding Blockchain. Unlike every other post on the internet, instead of first defining the Blockchain, we’ll understand the problem it solves. Best explanation I’ve read so far. WTF is … Continue reading

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LogRocket: Logging and Session Replay for JavaScript Apps

LogRocket is a front-end logging tool that lets you replay problems as if they happened in your own browser. Instead of guessing why errors happen, or asking users for screenshots and log dumps, LogRocket lets you replay the session to … Continue reading

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Silence (embarrassing) notifications with Muzzle

Muzzle looks like a handy app: Automatically turn on Do Not Disturb when screensharing starts. It works with everything. I especially dig the example notifications included on their website … I could watch this all day 😂 Muzzle – silence … Continue reading

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Webpack Academy

Sean Larkin, one of the maintainers of Webpack, has started a video series to working with Webpack. The first course, entitled “The Core Concepts” is available for free: One of the biggest mysteries about webpack is how it works. As … Continue reading

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