14 Aug

React Emoji Picker

When emojis first hit the web scene I rolled my eyes — they seemed like a lame communication method for giggling kids.  After years more experience working remotely, managing open source communities, and communicating with people that may not get my sense of humor, I’ve realized that emojis go a long way in representing the […]

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31 Jul

Array Destructuring

Destructuring has become a major language feature in JavaScript, most prominently seen with imports, but also in function declarations and so on.  While object literals are the usual case for destructuring, remember that you can also destructure Arrays and Sets. Let’s have a look at how destructuring is used for arrays and Sets! The usual case […]

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25 Jul

Build a state management system with vanilla JavaScript

Managing state is not a new thing in software, but it’s still relatively new for building software in JavaScript. Traditionally, we’d keep state within the DOM itself or even assign it to a global object in the window. Now though, we’re spoiled with choices for libraries and frameworks to help us with this. Libraries like Redux, MobX and Vuex make managing cross-component state almost trivial. This is great for an application’s resilience and it works really well with a state-first, …

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27 Jun

React Node Flow

Flow, the static type checker used in many React projects, feels like a gift and a curse at times; a gift in that it identifies weaknesses in your code, and a curse that sometimes you feel like you’re needlessly adjusting your code to satisfy Flow.  I’ve grown to appreciate Flow but that doesn’t mean I […]

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21 Jun

Convert HTML to Markdown

One of my biggest mistakes with this blog was not finding a WordPress plugin that would allow me to write my posts with markdown; to this day I still need to write posts in “Visual” mode and then manually convert the post to HTML for “Text” mode.  One of these days I want to convert […]

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