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Organizing Your CSS Code for Preprocessors

Organizing Your CSS Code for Preprocessors

By Tim Severien CSS preprocessors are probably one of the most useful things we have right now in front-end tooling. Whether you pick Sass, LESS or any other preprocessor, they’re great because they add so many features CSS never had. But I’m not trying to convince you use preprocessors, I assume you already do. Instead, […]

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ECMAScript 6: Jump in, the water is warm!

By R. Mark Volkmann The JavaScript language is defined by the ECMAScript specification, also known as ECMA-262. ECMAScript 6 (ES6) defines the next version of JavaScript. ECMA Technical Committee 39 (TC39) has a goal to complete the ES6 specification by the end of 2014. The current draft state of the specification can be viewed at harmony: […]

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Improving Browser Detection

By Ryan Morr Despite the progress client-side scripting has made over the last decade or so, it seems that some bad practices are poised to never die. With the medium transitioning into a more mobile-centric world in recent years, an influx in bugs has many developers turning back to browser detection for a solution. History […]

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The Basics of Express Routes

By Dhananjay Kumar Recently I started learning how to build web applications using Node.js and the popular Express framework. In doing so, I realized that one of the most vital concepts in Express is routes. In this article I will share the basics of understanding routes in Express. If you are just starting with Express […]

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Paralyzed by Choice in Front-end Development

By Brian Rinaldi I’m starting to wonder if the front-end development community has begun to turn a corner. Lately, I’ve seen what could be described as a backlash against the ever lengthening list of tools, frameworks and libraries. There seems to be a growing consensus around the idea that something needs to change, though, admittedly, […]

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Introduction to npm

By Toby Ho npm is the granddaddy of JavaScript package managers. It is the beloved package manager for Node. It hosts over 64 thousand modules and counting. Based on data at modulecounts.com – npm is by far the fastest growing package manager, that’s is compared to Ruby Gems, CPAN, PyPI, Maven plus a few others. […]

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String Templating Considered Harmful

By Rich Harris If you’re been programming for any length of time, you’ve probably read your fair share of ‘Considered Harmful‘ essays, and thus already know that what follows the headline is usually a stream of biased remarks and cherry-picked evidence. I can’t promise this will be any different. But the concepts we’re going to […]

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