category : JavaScript

More Vue for You; Not So Much Webpack

So I’m a total liar/failure/jerk/whatever-word-you-want-to-use. It’s been about 7 1/2 months since I promised to an in-depth course on webpack – February 22, 2017 to be exact – and I’ve hardly touched

Teaching Kids JavaScript

Lots of kids are starting to learn to code these days, and I’m proud to join the movement to get even more kids coding. While Scratch is a popular starter language for younger kids, we’ve seen that when kids get to about 10-11, transitioning them to Javascript is a great next step.

Where Did Vue.js Come From?

The popularity of Vue.js has been climbing pretty fast. It hasn’t reached the levels of Angular or React yet, but in the year that the current VueJS repo has existed on Github, it has garnered approximately 2,700 watchers (more than Angular), 47,000 stars (more than twice as many as Angular and more than 3/4 of React’s). They also have more closed issues than React and only a tiny 58 open issues (compared to over 500 for React and over 1,000 for Angular).

Getting Back Into JavaScript Writing

I’m back! Did you miss me? I missed you guys. Sadly, though I’ve gotten back into writing about JavaScript, I haven’t been doing it on this blog. But I have written three posts for other blogs and they’ve all gone live this month. I’ve also got an announcement to make at the end.

Get Started With JavaScript Arrays

Practically all programming languages have an in-built array data type. JavaScript is no different. They store the data you need to run scripts for an application, which, from a developer’s perspective, means you’ll be writing less code, making you more productive. That’s why it’s worth knowing your way around them.

Composition Is King

The JavaScript community is becoming flooded with articles pushing to move toward functional programming or at least more toward composition over inheritance. For a long time we’ve tried to standardize inheritance without the huge mess that comes with the verbosity of the prototype syntax, and now that we have a standard class keyword in ES2015, people are trying harder than ever to tell us we don’t need it. Those people are, for the most part, correct.

The Complete-Ish Guide to Upgrading to Gulp 4

Gulp 4 has been in the works for far too long, but it’s practically inevitable that it’ll be released… some day. I’m here to help you out for when that fateful day arrives by showing you the differences between Gulp 3.x and Gulp 4 and how you can make the migration to the new version relatively painless.