This is a very cool little tip that I learned from a fellow twitter user named @madewithangular. The majority of his posts were things like, "Company X's site is made with @angularJS." Here's an example of one of his tweets:
While looking at some examples I've seen that early on in the code there will sometimes be a line that simply says "use strict"; which can be confusing to a beginner trying to understand every line. A lot of times "people will ask, what does this mean?" and kind of get shooed off with a "just do it" response. Here I'll try to explain some of what the difference is between doing it and not.
Not to brag or anything, but yesterday I just got my fifth(-ish) legit coding job. Now that I'm finished the job hunting process, I'd just like to record some thoughts about how I go about getting a job for my future self and anyone on the internet looking for a coding job (no one reads my blog except for me though, lol). I am still pretty young and don't know everything, but this post will definitely help someone (and hopefully my future self).
For a while now I've been interesting in creating charts in the browser using web technologies (js, html, css). It seems that the de facto standard is d3, a very powerful visualization library that can be used for a lot more than just creating graphs and charts. This library can take quite a bit of code to create a basic chart. However, with Rickshaw, a library built on top of d3, you can create the same charts with a much nicer and cleaner api.
Debugging can be hard. It would be nice if the software we wrote (or are just using) always did exactly what we expected it to do, but the truth is that sometimes it just doesn't. Bugs crop up, weird things happen, and things need to be fixed or troubleshooted. Here's a story about some troubleshooting I had to do yesterday, and what it made me realize.
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