Coding on a plane… on an iPad

Sunday, 30th June 2019

The project In my ongoing efforts to up my development game, I’m currently working on learning how to create an app that has user authentication. Adding authentication to the web app is completely new to me and as always I’m time-constrained. So when I found myself in a plane on the runway for over an […]

Installing MongoDB on macOS

Monday, 8th April 2019

The course I’m doing uses Cloud 9 (C9) as cloud-based IDE. I’ve basically ignored that side of things and done everything locally on my Mac as that feels more real world to me. Turns out this was a good decision as C9 has recently announced it’s shutting down. Anyway, at times this has made things […]

Pastebot

Saturday, 9th March 2019

The more time I spend coding the more time I find myself researching solutions to workflow problems I’ve never had before. Copy and paste is a good example of this. Sharpening my coding skills I find myself copying and pasting a lot more than normal. Maybe a better way to say it is coping and […]

on() click()

Thursday, 7th March 2019

Today I learnt the different between the on(“click”) and click() methods in jQuery. click() only adds listeners for existing elements, so it will completely ignore any dynamically added items. So in the example below only the <li> declared in the html file will be clickable. All of the new <li> elements added to the todo […]

VS Code

Tuesday, 5th March 2019

Recent reading leads me to think my text editor of choice (Atom) might not be the best solution for my current needs. To that end, I’m downloading VS Code just to see what all the fuss is about. The number one thing I keep hearing about VS Code is its performance. I’ve always found this […]

What is the state of JavaScript?

Monday, 4th March 2019

This JavaScript thing is really catching on eh? As the name suggests, “the state of JavaScript” survey gives a snapshot view of JavaScript development. What everyone (over 20,000 developers anyway) is using and enjoying or otherwise. It also gives a general sense of the direction things are going in. As with the StackOverflow survey, I found […]

Atom snippets

Saturday, 2nd March 2019

One of the things I love about modern text editors is code snippets. Coding tends to involve repetition, code snippets can really help cut down on needless typing. I group all my code snippets by prefixing them with “my”. That way to view all my snippets I just start typing “my” and Atom shows all […]

Survey says

Wednesday, 27th February 2019

Today I was reading the 2018 stack overflow developer survey and boy was it an interesting read. There are loads of insights into the current state of software development. For example, JavaScript continues to grow in dominance. If you’re working on the web and you’re not learning JavaScript you need to start yesterday. It’s been […]