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How to set-up a powerful API with Nodejs, GraphQL, MongoDB, Hapi, and Swagger

Separating your frontend and backend has many advantages:<p>The biggest reason why reusable APIs are popular — <b>APIs allow you to consume data from a web</b> …

Azure for Node.js developers - Tutorials, API Reference

Get started developing apps with Azure using the resources below to find great quickstarts, tutorials, and tools for Node.js developers.<p>5-Minute …

50 amazing tools for developers 2018

Best tools for developers: Quick links<p>Another year has ended and the tooling landscape has become simultaneously more exciting and more complex. …

How JavaScript works: The building blocks of Web Workers + 5 cases when you should use them

This is post # 7 of the series dedicated to exploring JavaScript and its building components. In the process of identifying and describing the core …

JavaScript

I used to hate JavaScript. Now I like it.

I started off in my career fairly close to the hardware. I had learned C and Objective-C to work on the iOS platform. I had a lot of control over the …

JavaScript

Chrome 64 arrives with stronger pop-up blocker and new developer features

Google today launched Chrome 64 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Additions in this release include a stronger pop-up blocker and a slew of developer features. You can update to the latest version now using the browser’s built-in silent updater or download it directly from google.com/chrome.<p>Chrome is …

Learn Plain JavaScript from Top Tutorials for the Past Year (v.2018)

Learn Plain JavaScript from Top Articles for the Past Year (v.2018)<p>Between Jan~Dec 2017, we’ve compared nearly 24,000 JavaScript articles to pick the …

JavaScript

Setting Up a Dev Environment With Webpack 3

I have observed that some people still write the ancient ES5 syntax of JavaScript, and it’s disheartening. I wonder what keeps them from moving …

A perfect guide for cracking a JavaScript interview (A developer’s perspective)

The JavaScript(JS) interviews are not easy. I accept it, you accept it and, everyone does. The number of possibilities of questions could be asked in …

Functional Programming Principles Every Imperative Programmer Should Use

Sometimes it seems like functional programmers are a totally different breed. Even by programmer standards, they seem more nerdy than the rest. They …

How does Node load built-in modules?

Addendum: After I published this blog post, I got some feedback from one of Node’s maintainers about some of the things I mentioned. In the post …

Fresh Resource for Web Developers – January 2018

The new year 2018 is here. If we look at the progress in web development five years ago, it’s totally different from what we have today. Today there …

JavaScript And The Web

The Brutal Lifecycle of JavaScript Frameworks | Stack Overflow Blog - This was an interesting analysis on how JavaScript frameworks have risen and …

Bootstrap 4

It’s literally taken us years to do it, but Bootstrap 4 has finally arrived! Words cannot begin to describe the elation the entire team and I have …

JSON Editor - JSON tool for Windows

JSON editor and validator - view, edit and format JSON data<p>JSONBuddy - A better way to edit and create JSON<p>JSON editor for Windows®<p>JSON grid-style …

Learn Node.js — We created a directory of top articles from 2017

Learn Node.js — We created a directory of top articles from last year (v.2018)<p>Between Jan~Dec 2017, we’ve compared nearly 12,000 Node.js articles to …

JavaScript

JavaScript — Learn & Understand Closures

In this article we’ll explore the basics of closures in JavaScript. Closures are a key aspect of JavaScript that any developer should know about and …

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8 Tips to Build Better Node.js Apps in 2018

In the previous two years we covered best practices for writing and operating Node.js applications (read the 2016 edition & 2017 edition). Another …

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The JavaScript Starter Kit Manifesto

10 ways to avoid cross-browser compatibility issues

The prospect of cross-browser testing is unlikely to fill anyone with joy, but it's the essential last step of any web build that you can't afford to …

Nginx Tutorial #1: Basic Concepts

Introduction<p>Hello! Sharing is caring, so we'd love to share another piece of knowledge with you. We prepared a three-part Nginx tutorial. If you …

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