Callbacks and Promises Living Together in API Harmony

How to update a callback based API to support Promises as well. Totally not the answer 🦆 *API — application programming interface. Sometimes referred to as a module. It...

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How to update a callback based API to support Promises as well. Totally not the answer 🦆 *API — application programming interface. Sometimes referred to as a module. It is a collection of methods and variables developers can utilize in their own application. Watch the accompanying Real Coding episode here 📺 Callback Functions Many JavaScript API’s and modules provide a...
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JavaScript type coercion explained

Know your engines Weird things can happen in JavaScript Type coercion is the process of converting value from one type to another (such as string to...

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Know your engines Weird things can happen in JavaScript Type coercion is the process of converting value from one type to another (such as string to number, object to boolean, and so on). Any type, be it primitive or an object, is a valid subject for type coercion. To recall, primitives are: number, string, boolean, null,...
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We Compiled Stats for the Top JavaScript Projects of 2017. Here’s What We Learned.

Announcing 2017’s JavaScript Rising Stars Every morning at 6:00 a.m. Japan Time, there’s a tiny piece of code stored somewhere in the cloud. It wakes up,...

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Announcing 2017’s JavaScript Rising Stars Every morning at 6:00 a.m. Japan Time, there’s a tiny piece of code stored somewhere in the cloud. It wakes up, hits the GitHub API, and then goes back to sleep until the next day. It then takes that GitHub data, compiles the number of stars for a pre-selected range of JavaScript...
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Code Splitting with React and React Router

Code splitting has gained popularity recently for its ability to allow you to split your app into separate bundles your users can progressively load. In...

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Code splitting has gained popularity recently for its ability to allow you to split your app into separate bundles your users can progressively load. In this post we’ll take a look at not only what code splitting is and how to do it, but also how to implement it with React Router. Note that this article...
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Make Your Vim Smarter Using Ctrlp and Ctags

I absolutely love Vim, and I use Vim for all my coding and writing from year to year. Although more are more people, especially for...

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I absolutely love Vim, and I use Vim for all my coding and writing from year to year. Although more are more people, especially for those are working with JavaScript, prefer modern code editors such as Sublime Text or VSCode, I’d rather spend a little time trying to make my toy more intelligent. CtrlP If...
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Setting up and Getting used to Gatsby

Gatsby is a static site generator for React that released its first major version last month. It’s a tool that not only scaffolds projects (or...

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Gatsby is a static site generator for React that released its first major version last month. It’s a tool that not only scaffolds projects (or websites) for you but claims that those sites are fast in performance. If you decide to use Gatsby you will be enjoying the power of the latest web technologies such...
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A comparison of the top ORMs for 2018

This article reviews Object Relational Mapping (ORM) solutions in the JavaScript ecosystem, and identifies an ideal solution based on specific requirements. What is an ORM...

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This article reviews Object Relational Mapping (ORM) solutions in the JavaScript ecosystem, and identifies an ideal solution based on specific requirements. What is an ORM and Why Bother? ORM solutions are useful to facilitate data-driven API development. Users have concrete needs which drive the data model of an application. In legacy development, this data architecture is...
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How to build a Serverless URL shortener using AWS Lambda and S3

Using graphics from SAP Scenes Pack Throughout this post we’ll be building a serverless URL shortener using Amazon Web Services (AWS) Lambda and S3. Whilst you...

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Using graphics from SAP Scenes Pack Throughout this post we’ll be building a serverless URL shortener using Amazon Web Services (AWS) Lambda and S3. Whilst you don’t require any previous experience with AWS, I’m assuming some familiarity with ES6 JavaScript and Node.js. Ironically, the URLs that will be generated from our URL shortener will often be longer...
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How to avoid common beginner pitfalls and start coding like a pro

Photo by rawpixel.com on Unsplash Learning to code is tough. We’ve all encountered cryptic errors and code breaking for no obvious reason. Sadly, this experience is...

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Photo by rawpixel.com on Unsplash Learning to code is tough. We’ve all encountered cryptic errors and code breaking for no obvious reason. Sadly, this experience is part of learning to code. There are a few steps you can take to improve your code quality and prevent common bugs. Avoid copy pasting code A lot of the learning you...
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How to outsmart incognito mode check by hacking sites in your browser

Recently I came across several sites that showed a warning or paywall because I was using incognito mode. I think it is unfair. I should...

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Recently I came across several sites that showed a warning or paywall because I was using incognito mode. I think it is unfair. I should be allowed to use whatever browser and mode I want. This is a way to enforce their tracking tools. I know that incognito is not safe but it’s the bare...
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