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How CSS works: Creating layers with z-index

Introduction This post is the third in “How CSS Works” — a series where we dive deep into the fundamental building blocks of CSS that can...
Benjamin Johnson
5 min read

How to use React createRef

If you have been developing web applications long enough, then it is likely that at some point you have used JavaScript DOM libraries such...
Glad Chinda
9 min read

5 common practices that you can stop doing in…

At this point, it’s tough to argue that React is one of the most loved libraries on the planet. There is a tremendous amount...
Manjunath M
7 min read

Binary data in the browser: Untangling an encoding mess…

Until recently, I wasn’t very familiar with using Typed Arrays because I tended to avoid the the black magic of working with binary data...
Omar Shehata
10 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
5 min read

Immutability in React: There’s nothing wrong with mutating objects

Image credit One of the first things you learn when you start working with React is that you shouldn’t mutate (modify) a list: //...
Esteban Herrera
7 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
7 min read

Frontend in 2017: The important parts

A lot has happened in 2017, and it can be a bit overwhelming to think about. We all like to joke about how quickly...
Kaelan Cooter
13 min read

Maximizing business value as a full stack developer means…

Beautiful car! Probably doesn’t need that ridiculous engine though When you’re an independent developer you are by default a full stack engineer; whether you want...
Andrew O'Sullivan
5 min read

Security for full-stack web developers :  Part 2

Welcome (back) to my technical series on security for full-stack devs. If this is your first time joining us, then please check out article...
Robin Percy
8 min read

Introduction to headless browser testing

Headless testing is a way of running browser UI tests without the head, which in this case means that there’s no browser UI, no...
Yomi Eluwande
7 min read