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Implicit state sharing: React’s context API & provide/inject in…

Imagine you are creating an accordion component that you want to distribute publicly through an npm package. You would like the user of this...
Jonathan Harrell
3 min read

History of front-end frameworks

A history of front-end frameworks including Semantic UI and others.
Michael Wanyoike
7 min read

How to best use Sinon with Chai

A guide on using Sinon and Chai to write unit tests for code with external dependencies.
Leighton Wallace
4 min read

It’s 2018 — you shouldn’t be writing vanilla CSS

A common mistake among developers is to give less importance (often, none at all) to styling when compared to other parts of their codebase....
Alcides Queiroz
10 min read

What makes ReasonML so great?

What exactly is ReasonML? ReasonML is a syntax extension for the OCaml language created by Facebook. Rather than creating an entirely new language, the...
Benjamin Johnson
8 min read

What every developer needs to know about HTML email

HTML email: you may love it, you may hate it — but you have heard of it. I bet you have an opinion on it, too....
Jason Rodriguez
10 min read

How CSS works: Understanding the cascade

A few weeks back I got to start a short series on CSS fundamentals. If you’re in the front-end web development space, CSS is...
Benjamin Johnson
5 min read

Getting started with recursion for tree traversal

Have you ever encountered a problem you felt could be solved with recursion, except you didn’t know where to start? Or did it seem...
Alberta Williams
4 min read

How CSS works: Parsing & painting CSS in the…

https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js CSS often feels like this mysterious, whimsical force governing everything that we see on the web. It can be inherently simple at times,...
Benjamin Johnson
6 min read

Using web workers for safe, concurrent JavaScript

Web workers provide a way to run JavaScript code outside the single thread of execution in the browser. The single thread handles requests to...
Bruce Wilson
11 min read