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Handling Static Forms - The Client-side Way

Forms are interactive elements used to get input from the user for further processing. Most times, forms are just used to receive input that requires no processing but rather just receiving data, this might be a contact form, RSVP, get a quote e.t.c Traditionally, forms are managed with the help of a server (also known as server side), but this is more efficient when you’re processing the data from the form, maybe a user registration form where the form data is validated, authenticated and saved in a database.

Introducing JAMstack: The Modern Web Architecture

I’m sure you’ve come across the word JAMstack before but you probably didn’t understand what it really meant. I’ve seen this word before also but didn’t care to check it out until Egwuenu Gift organized JAMstack Lagos, then I realised that I’ve been building JAMstack applications already. JAMstack is a Modern web development architecture, it is not a programming language or any form of tool. It is more of a web development practice aimed towards enforcing better performance, higher security, lower cost of scaling, and better developer experience.

Introducing Google Season of Docs

Google believes that open source is good for everyone. By being open and freely available, it enables and encourages collaboration, development of technology and solving real-world problems. Over the years, Google has created a healthy ecosystem for the sustainability of open source for all via its several communities Beyond the open source software we directly use and release at Google, we also work to support the sustainability of open source organizations and communities.

Object.freeze() vs Const

ES6 has brought several new features and methods into JavaScript since its release. These features have better improved our workflow and productivity as JavaScript developers. Amongst these new features are Object.freeze() method and const . It is argued among a few developers especially newbies that these two feature works the same way, but NO it doesn’t. Object.freeze() and const work differently. Let me show you how! const and Object.freeze() are totally different.

Introduction to Web Accessibility

As developers, it’s easy to assume that all users can see and use a keyboard, mouse or screen, you feel everyone can interact with your web page the same way you do. This can lead to a user experience that works well for some people but creates issues for others :( Many developers have only a little or blurred understanding of what accessibility means, of course, accessibility can be a complex and difficult topic but understanding it, its scope and its impact can make you a better and inclusive web developer.

Building & Deploying your first Progressive Web App

Progressive Web Apps are very much in use by some of the biggest companies like Twitter, Forbes, Alibaba, Instagram, Flipkart e.t.c and have gained popularity. Building a PWA is quite easy and simple. In this tutorial, we’re going to build a simple Progressive web app (A weight converter app). Let’s roll :) TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Starter files App description Building the UI Add JavaScript Functionality Build the Progressive Web App Deploy to Netlify Conclusion INTRODUCTION I’m sure by now you must have heard or read about Progressive Web Applications.

Introducing CSS Custom Properties (Variables)

In the past years, maintaining CSS was a very big problem for bigger projects or complex apps as a result, building reusable components and cleaner styles were hard to achieve. CSS Preprocessors came to solve this problem and have been around for years now (SASS, LESS, e.t.c). They extend CSS with key features like variables, operators, interpolations, functions, imports, mixins e.t.c. However, in Modern CSS, we now have a new powerful feature called Custom properties, otherwise known as CSS variables or cascading variables.

Getting Started With Hugo and Deploying to Netlify

Hugo is a fast and modern static site generator written in Go, and designed to make website creation fun again. It builds pages when you create or update your content. Websites built with Hugo are extremely fast and secure like https://bolajiayodeji.com. In technical terms, Hugo takes a source directory of files and templates and uses these as input to create a complete website. Hugo sites can be hosted anywhere, including Netlify, Heroku, GoDaddy, DreamHost, GitHub Pages, GitLab Pages, Surge, Aerobatic, Firebase, Google Cloud Storage, Amazon S3, Rackspace, Azure, and CloudFront and work well with CDNs.

Iterating through JavaScript Objects  -  5 Techniques and Performance Tests.

Developers tend to know how to iterate through JavaScript Arrays easily but most times they tend to get confused while working with JavaScript Objects especially beginners and intermediates. In this article, I’d show you Five (5) different ways of iterating through JavaScript Objects and some performance comparison tests to show you which is faster and more efficient. * Useful tips :) Property flags Object properties, besides a value, have three special attributes (also known as “flags”):

GitHub Student Developer Pack Demystified

There’s no substitute for hands-on experience, but for most students, real-world tools can be quite expensive. That’s why GitHub created the GitHub Student Developer Pack to give students free access to the best developer tools in one place so they can learn by doing. In this article, I’d take you through: What is GitHub Student Developer Pack Contents of the pack Terms and Conditions How to apply for the pack Expiration and renewals Let’s roll :)

Introducing GitHub Linguist

The files and directories within a repository determine the languages that make up the repository. With GitHub, you can view a repository’s languages to get a quick overview of the repository. But how does this happen? What powers this repository language overview? In this article I would: Introduce you to GitHub Linguist How it works How to fix common Linguist issues How to use gitattributesto override Linguist :) How to use Emacs or Vim modelines to override Linguist How to contribute to GitHub Linguist Let’s Roll!

Git Cheat Sheet

Git cheat sheet saves you time when you just can’t remember a specific command. It is hard to memorize all the important Git commands as a newbie, most times Senior Developers forget too. This is why you need a reference you can come back to when you get stuck. In this article, I’d show you the basic Git commands to help you learn Git, and more advanced concepts around Git branches, remote repositories, reverting changes, and more.

Introduction to Babel and JavaScript Bundlers

As earlier stated in my previous article ES6 modules is a very powerful concept. Although support is not available everywhere yet, a common way of using it is to transpile into ES5. You can use Grunt, Gulp, Webpack, Babel or some other transpiler to compile the modules during a build process. In this article, I’d guide through an introduction to transpiling ES6 with babel and bundling your modules with Browserify.

Introduction to ES6 modules

An essential aspect of software engineering is efficiency. Every successful app needs a solid architectural structure that allows it to scale at all levels without breaking. In respect to this, several techniques and patterns are engaged to ensure code efficiency. In this article, I would introduce you to ES6 modules, what they are, how to use them and why you should care {0[]0} What exactly is a module? In JavaScript, the word “modules” refers to small units of independent, reusable code.

Manipulating Arrays in JavaScript

Arrays have become an important part of any programming language. Most times we need to do several operations on arrays, hence this article. In this article, I would show you various methods of manipulating arrays in JavaScript [^^] What are Arrays in JavaScript? Before we proceed, you need to understand what arrays really mean. In JavaScript, an array is a variable that is used to store different data types.