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Craft Prototyping

If you’re using Sketch to design and InVision for prototyping (something we do at Small Town Heroes), then this plugin is solid gold, as it combines both: With Craft Prototype, you’ll experience an unparalleled level of continuity between Sketch and … Continue reading

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Fix for the Android Emulator crashing during launch

On a recent project I was working on, I wasn’t able to start the Android Emulator anymore from within Android Studio. It would launch, but then – without any errors or warnings – close all by itself. Upon launching the … Continue reading

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Launching the Android Emulator from the Command Line

I’m not sure which update exactly broke it, but recently I got this when trying to launch the Android Emulator from the CLI: $ emulator -list-avds Nexus_5X_API_25 $ emulator -avd Nexus_5X_API_25 [140735953220544]:ERROR:./android/qt/qt_setup.cpp:28:Qt library not found at ../emulator/lib64/qt/lib Could not launch … Continue reading

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Split emoji text effect with CSS

Thanks to some absolute positioning, hue-rotation, and even some clipping you can create nice split emoji: I especially like the experiments near the lower part of the demo, where one emoji is used as a modifier for the other (e.g. … Continue reading

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JavaScript Array#map(), reduce(), and filter()

In The Trouble With Loops I found these nice and simple examples covering Array#map(), Array#reduce(), and Array#filter(). const dollars = [32, 45, 50]; // map(): When you want to translate values in an array into another set of values. const … Continue reading

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Rogue One: The Battle of Scarif

Speaking of Rogue One: Maple Films have released a fan edit of Rogue One, entitled “Rogue One: The Battle of Scarif”. If you’re in the mood to watch Rogue One but would rather skip the attempts at character development and … Continue reading

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Dunkirk

Really looking forward to this one: Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada, and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. Back in December I was in Brussels to … Continue reading

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JavaScript: From Callbacks to Promises to Async/Await in 7 seconds

A picture gif is worth a thousand words: ☝️ In case you do want a write-up, check out 6 Reasons Why JavaScript’s Async/Await Blows Promises Away (Tutorial) → (via)

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Hide menu bar icons on your Mac with Vanilla

Like Bartender, but – as far as my experience goes – with a few quirks: After having redragged some items you’ll have to open the options for it to collapse properly When having a dual-display setup, only one of the … Continue reading

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45% Faster React Stateless (Functional) Components

When using Stateless Components throughout your React app, the lifecycle events (componentWillMount, componentDidMount, etc.) are still executed. Developer Philippe Lehoux found a way to bypass these, resulting in a 45% speed improvement: What if we could skip React internals for … Continue reading

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