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Building a desktop application with Electron

Good introductory tutorial on getting started with Electron. A detailed guide on building your very own sound machine using JavaScript, Node.js and Electron Building a desktop application with Electron →

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Sticky Sidebar

Sticky Sidebar ⬆⬇ is a pure JavaScript plugin for making smart and high performance sticky sidebar, works with sidebar if it’s taller or shorter than the viewport, integrated with resize sensor to re-calculate the dimensions automatically when the size of … Continue reading

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Easier imports with Webpack’s resolve.alias

One of the things I find annoying when using import in my JS code is the fact that you need to refer to other local files using (relative) paths. Like so: // Without resolve.alias 😭 import Modal from ‘../../../components/objects/modal/modal’; Coming … Continue reading

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Inspecting Redux Stores without the Redux Devtools

Checking out the Redux Store of Soundcloud Redux Back in the day I learnt a lot by hitting CTRL+U (View Source) on websites. Nowadays I still check the source code of some apps, yet it’s become a tad more difficult … Continue reading

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Gremlins.js – Monkey testing library for web apps and Node.js

gremlins.js is a monkey testing library written in JavaScript, for Node.js and the browser. Use it to check the robustness of web applications by unleashing a horde of undisciplined gremlins. I especially like the syntax to start a test: var … Continue reading

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Asynchronous stack traces: why await beats .then()

Insightful post by Mathias Bynens: The fundamental difference between await and vanilla promises is that await X() suspends execution of the current function, while promise.then(X) continues execution of the current function after adding the X call to the callback chain. … Continue reading

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Never Write Another HOC, use a render Prop

Michael Jackson on stepping away from HOCs, and using a render Prop instead. instead of “mixing in” or decorating a component to share behavior, just render a regular component with a function prop that it can use to share some … Continue reading

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Stencil: A Compiler for Web Components

Stencil is a compiler that generates Web Components (more specifically, Custom Elements). Stencil combines the best concepts of the most popular frameworks into a simple build-time tool. Stencil takes features such as Virtual DOM Async rendering (inspired by React Fiber) … Continue reading

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Leveraging New Features of React 16

Earlier this week React 16 got released … yay! 🎉 To explain all the new features, Nik Graf has posted a short series on React 16 over at Egghead. The videos are free to watch and only take up 17 … Continue reading

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Playing with React VR

The folks at Hashrocket have a nice introductory writeup on getting started with the aforementioned React VR. So if you’ve been doing React or React Native for the past months, you’ll see that React VR is super simple to get … Continue reading

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