I decided to write about sparse and dense arrays several months ago. I thought it would be easy and imagined writing a masterpiece based off my multi-year experience with arrays. Alas, my foray into the intricacies of Arrays unearthed surprising discoveries and shattered my brittle expertise. This series of posts describes my learnings and Aha moments.
Shift and Unshift are the counterparts of Push and Pop. This post provides a deep dive into their applications.
What you didn’t know about JSON.parse
The JSON parse function takes in a string (invalid JSON will cause a SyntaxError exception). If parsing succeeds, JSON.parse returns the corresponding value or object.
Nope, You don’t need lodash for that
I recently had to reduce the size of an Angular Web app for performance reasons. A quick run through the webpack bundle analyzer identified MomentJS and Lodash as the main culprits. Consequently, I had to eliminate both libraries and implement replacements in pure ES6.
Nan literally means Not a Number. Yes, it means that value is not a number and occurs when you try to coerce a non-mathematical value (e.g. string) into a number.
What you didn’t know about JSON.Stringify
This post shows a couple of new tricks and ways to properly leverage the hidden capabilities of JSON.stringify covering: JSON expectations and non-serializable data formats, How to use toJSON() to define objects properly for JSON serialization, The replacer option for filtering out values dynamically, the spaceparameter for formatting JSON output. The post also covers the difference between stringifying arrays and objects containing non-stringifiable fields
Continuing with the dive into property descriptors, this post goes deeply into the properties, what they mean and how they can be used.
Why I am moving to Angular 2 from AngularJS
If you are thinking of choosing between Angular 1 or Angular 2, I'll say go for Angular 2; it's totally worth it.
Book Review:Build your own AngularJS
As part of my continuous learning; I started reading Tero Parviainen's 'Build your own AngularJS' about 6 months ago. After 6 months and 127 commits, I am grateful I completed the book.
Safely handling destructive loops
Simple loops can be boring, after all, why not have the collection change during a looping operation for more fun?
If you write unit tests, then you likely use a testing framework and might have come across spies. If you don't write unit tests, please take a quick pause and promise yourself to always write tests.
Learning ES2015 : let, const and var
Lions at the zoo Zoos allow for safely viewing dangerous wild animals like lions. Lions are caged in their enclosures and can't escape its boundaries (if they did, it'd be chaos eh?). Handlers, however, can get into cages and interact with them. Like cages, you can think of variable scoping rules as establishing the boundaries and walls in … Continue reading Learning ES2015 : let, const and var
Getting Started with ES2015
A brief introduction to some of the reasons for ES2015/ES6
Chrome dev tools deep dive : Sources
Deep dive into features of the Sources tool in Chrome