Tag: JavaScript

Flip the Script!

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 […]

Posted: June 02, 2015

5 Minute Physics by David DeSandro

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. […]

Posted: June 02, 2015

You Might Not Need jQuery

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 […]

Posted: January 30, 2014

Native equivalents of jQuery functions

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 […]

Posted: July 02, 2013

Firefox makes a decision, removes an option

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 […]

Posted: July 02, 2013

Performance — Writing Fast, Memory-Efficient JavaScript

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 […]

Posted: May 23, 2013

7 Resources Every JavaScript Developer Should Know

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.

Posted: May 21, 2013

JavaScript Rocks! Book Review

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 […]

Posted: May 06, 2013

Truth, Equality and JavaScript

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 […]

Posted: May 03, 2013

Rethinking JavaScript Object Enumeration

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 […]

Posted: May 03, 2013