Steve Belovarich

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Run Angular CLI repos directly in your browser

Github is the source of truth for most Angular demos, examples, prototypes, and “real world” projects. However, downloading & initializing these …

Create Customizable, Hi-Def, and Scalable Backgrounds

Customize and apply backgrounds fast<p>SVGs enable full-screen hi-res visuals with a file-size near 5KB and<br>are well-supported by all modern browsers. …

Facebook re-licenses React under MIT license after developer backlash

A major barrier to the adoption of Facebook’s React front-end library has been its license. Facebook chose to use a BSD-derived license that contained some troubling terms surrounding patent litigation.<p>But this is no longer an issue, as Facebook has announced it intends to re-license React – and …

Angular 4 reduces footprint, adds features

Angular 4.0.0, the latest upgrade to the popular JavaScript framework for mobile and desktop development, was released by Google late yesterday …

JavaScript

Node.js, TC-39, and Modules

This week I attended my first TC-39 meeting. For those unaware, TC-39 is the designator of the ECMA working group that defines the ECMAScript …

Things you probably didn’t know you could do with Chrome’s Developer Console

Chrome comes with built-in developer tools. This comes with a wide variety of features, such as Elements, Network, and Security. Today, we’ll focus …

Simple JavaScript Logger in TypeScript Demonstrating Interfaces, Union Types and Rest Parameters

I started working with Angular 2 a little while back and was sad to learn that my favorite all-time service, $log, wasn’t part of the framework. I …

Discover the Core Skills You Need to Master as a Front-End Developers

Core Skills to Master for Front-End Developers<p>Updated June 17, 2018<p>​Job postings vary in what they look for in a front-end developer. Some companies …

JavaScript

5 Courses That Will Turn You Into a Full-Blown Developer

Build sleek apps and websites like a total pro.<p>Not all programmers tote around pricey, painful-to-obtain computer science degrees. If you have a computer and a will to learn, you can dive right into the world of code with one of these extensive developer courses (all over 90% off).

Announcing Ionic 2.0.0 Final

<b>Today, I’m incredibly excited to announce Ionic Framework 2.0.0.</b>Before we get into that, though, a little history lesson is in order…Back in March …

Web Development

What’s It Like Being on the Node.js Foundation Board of Directors?

The Node.js Foundation Individual Director is the Node.js project’s community voice on the board. There are two individual directors that sit on the …

Developer Asks A JavaScript Question On Twitter, JavaScript Founder Steps In To Help

Twitter hasn’t been the most pleasant place over the last year. There has been large-scale trolling, much hurling of abuses, and even bans over …

11 lessons learned as a React contractor

I didn’t know I was looking for it, but when I found it something clicked.<p>Here’s the bullet point version of my journey to React<p>I’ve been writing …

Zigbee crafts a universal language for smart home devices

As seamless as smart-home technology is becoming, the devices still tend to sit in isolated ecosystems. Zigbee-based gadgets don't normally know how to use Nest's Thread protocol, for example. That's where the Zigbee Alliance wants to help. It's launching Dotdot, a "universal language" for Internet …

JavaScript String Escape Online

JavaScript Escape String Tool<p>About JavaScript String Escape Tool<p>This is a free online tool to escape JavaScript strings. You can copy/paste your …

2017 is the year that front-end developers should go back and master the basics

<b>🚀 The advice is valid for 2018 too, don’t worry if you found this article a year later 🦄</b><p>In our fast-paced ecosystem, we tend to spend our time …

Tech Trends for 2017: Predictions for a Complex Year

Is your business disposed to succeed in 2017? Only if you understand which tech trends have the greatest incendiary potential. Increasingly, how your …

How freeCodeCamp keeps me grounded as a recent bootcamp grad

The past year was insane. Yeah, I transitioned from truck driving into a full time junior developer role. But this isn’t <i>that</i> story.<p>This is about the …

Why we built Publii, the first true Static Website CMS

In recent years the technical aspects of creating a website have become increasingly complex and challenging; much more so than it was before. …

Web Design

How to Trace Execution of Commands in Shell Script with Shell Tracing

In this article of the shell script debugging series, we will explain the third shell script debugging mode, that is shell tracing and look at some …

Debugging

Installing and Setting up React Native Environment

React was introduced by Facebook in 2013 as a declarative JavaScript library to help accentuate the features of JavaScript and simplify coding. What …

7 Programming Languages That Give Me Nightmares

In my recurring dream, I am stuck on a desert island with these programming languages<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Facebook open-sources Atom in Orbit, a web-based IDE

Facebook developers have crafted a version of the Atom open-source text editor that can be deployed in a web browser. Atom in Orbit, as the new technology is called, is now available on GitHub under a BSD-3 Clause open-source license, and a demo app lets you take the tool for a spin.<p>The new tool — …

Web Applications

2016’s top programming trends

Last January I wrote a TechCrunch post predicting the major programming trends of 2016.<p>But in the software development world, things can change very quickly. It can be difficult to see the high-level trends clearly through all the chatter about shiny new development languages, frameworks and …

Template Literals are Strictly Better Strings

The majority of the community has implicitly agreed on using const as the default over var. The const statement makes your code more clear, by …

JavaScript

Webpack — The Confusing Parts

Webpack is the leading module bundler for React and Redux apps. I think folks using Angular 2 and other frameworks are also using it a lot these days.<p>…

10 New Features of HTML 5.1 & How to Use Them IRL

The HTML specification got a <b>major overhaul</b> a couple of weeks ago when W3C published its <b>new HTML 5.1 recommendation</b> in November 2016. In its recent …

Web Development

How to Build a Realtime Activity Feed with React and Pusher

<i>This blog post was written under the Pusher Guest Writer program.</i>Applications can generate a lot of events when they’re running. However, most of the …

JavaScript

Microsoft's ChakraCore adds WebAssembly support

ChakraCore, the open source core of the JavaScript engine powering Microsoft's Edge browser, has been upgraded with experimental support for the …

Time Travel

Why JavaScript on microcontrollers makes sense

Three weeks ago, during JSConf.asia 2016, we announced JavaScript on mbed, which enables developers to write firmware for IoT devices in JavaScript. …