A quick dive into engine internals

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Performance is a common topic in computing, but it is especially common in the front end world as the latest Javascript technologies battle for the front end throne. Some may say React has already won, and the usage numbers seem to agree. So, in this piece, I wanted to talk about a piece of problematic code I’m seeing more frequently in the front end world as Javascript syntax is evolving and components are taking over.

You’ve probably been in a situation where you wanted to merge an array of object maps into a singular object. …


One of the most important features that a website can have is a method to effectively search its content. There’s no denying that there’s such an overload of information on websites these days that helping people find what they need can be a monumental task. That’s where a well designed site searching functionality can swoop in to save the day and today I’m going to show you how to deploy this superhero feature on your very own static website, no backend required.

We know that Google is the king of search, so we’ll kick off this project by discovering what products they have available to solve our problem for us. We’ll do this by typing exactly what we want into google.com, clicking search, and then clicking on the first link. While you may choose to simplify the process with the I’m feeling lucky button, I find the added work of a multi-step process can often pay dividends in the feelings-of-accomplishment department. …

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