Categories for Web Development

var vs let

You may think that let is the new var with an exception that let does not allow hoisting. This was my original understanding also last year. However, I learned recently that there are other differences as well. Take a look…..

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Jekyll vs. Hugo

While static websites was the beginning of the Internet, aka www, modern static website generation is just getting started. Why static site generator? Static site generators are a great choice for blogs and other content that do not require dynamic…..

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HTTP /2 anti-patterns

The web has changed dramatically over the last decade, yet the backbone of the web – HTTP, hasn’t been changed. HTTP/1.1 has got various limitations and web developers have always worked around those, Performance issue in terms of bandwidth utilization…..

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Webpack 2

Webpack is my current module bundler. Webpack 1 wasn’t able to parse ES2015 modules, so Babel would convert them into CommonJS. I really hated this workflow. Webpack 2 can parse ES2015 modules, and is able to eliminate dead code based…..

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Cross domain AJAX request

Cross domain AJAX call strikes fear to any front-end developer who had the misfortune of having had to do it. There are no shortage of discussion concerning cross domain AJAX. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5750696/how-to-get-a-cross-origin-resource-sharing-cors-post-request-working http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10636611/how-does-access-control-allow-origin-header-work This guy goes through all this trouble to…..

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You can use Disqus on AMP page now

Disqus has announced that it is now compatible with AMP pages. https://help.disqus.com/customer/en/portal/articles/2405826-disqus-for-google-s-amp There is no official plugin for AMP page installation so Disqus for AMP loses some functionalities official Disqus plugin offers. However, this is understandable as AMP severely limits…..

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Developers Beware

Not happy with song selections offered by Soundcloud, I recently began investigating into Spotify Web API. https://developer.spotify.com/web-api/ I am so glad that I did not invest any time before realizing that Spotify Web API does not allow full length streaming…..

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