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    JavaScript Class Privates

    One of my aspects of JavaScript that drew me to it as a young developers was that its syntax was loose and I could code quickly. As you gain experience as an engineer, you start to realize that some traditional coding structure is a good thing...

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    Easy Asset Access with the Cloudinary Media Library Browser Extension

    Readers of my blog will know that I've been banging the Cloudinary drum for years. Their awesome media capabilities allow users to optimally deliver images, video, and audio in any format and to any device. Performance, customization, flexibility, optimized delivery... Cloudinary makes media better for...

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    I Love You, Ringo

    Some things happen in your life at exactly the right time. It could be meeting the right person, discovering an open source project you go on to join, or even starting a blog when you're bored with a job you don't enjoy. All of those things...

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    Amazing Text Editing Experiences with UltraEdit

    There's a common saying that adults spend more time with coworkers than family; for us software engineers, we spend more time with our text editor than our families. And why shouldn't we? They're our main tool to do a variety of things, and as these...

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    More Awesome Git Aliases

    In the last article in this series, Awesome Git Aliases, we took a look at some awesome aliases for Git. However, the true power of Git aliases comes from writing custom scripts. These allow you to build Git commands that can do anything you can...

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    Immediately Executing setInterval with JavaScript

    Employing setInterval for condition polling has really been useful over the years. Whether polling on the client or server sides, being reactive to specific conditions helps to improve user experience. One task I recently needed to complete required that my setInterval immediately execute and...

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    How to Flatten git Commits

    One of my least favorite tasks as a software engineer is resolving merge conflicts. A simple rebase is a frequent occurrence but the rare massive conflict is inevitable when many engineers work in a single codebase. One thing that helps me deal with large...

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    JavaScript String replaceAll

    Replacing a substring of text within a larger string has always been misleading in JavaScript. I wrote Replace All Occurrences of a String in JavaScript years ago and it's still one of my most read articles. The confusion lies in that replace only...

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    Froala: The Next Generation WYSIWYG Editor

    There are a number of utilities required to really power a content management system and its users. One of the most important utilities is a performant, feature-rich WYSIWYG editor. We've always had to choose between the two exiting editors, CKEditor and TinyMCE, but now we...

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    Log a User Out from Command Line

    Automation is a system administrator, support agent, and tech savvy person's dream. Automating tasks via scripts remotely helps to get clients out of trouble or even the organization itself. Oftentimes big updates can require users log out. Logging a user out from command...