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I’ve read a few “Git is overrated” articles and forum posts recently. Usually, these are centred around the idea that Git is just too complicated for smaller tasks, like using a jackhammer for putting a nail into the wall. If you’ve reached that conclusion, I’d argue you’re not using it right, and here’s why.

You Don’t Need to Use All of It

Yes, there exists a Git manual with 441 pages and yes, you can manage incredibly complex codebases using all of its tools, but in reality you only need to remember these three lines after some initial set-up:

git add -a
git commit -m "Hello World"
git…


What are ternary operators in JavaScript, how do we use them, and why are they super useful?

Important: This tutorial uses the programming terms ‘operator’, ‘condition’ and ‘expression’. If you are unfamiliar with any of these, you can find a cheat sheet at the bottom of this article.

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Before we get started, have a look at the function below:

function findBiggerNumber (num1, num2) = {
if (num1 > num2) {
return num1;
}
}
let biggerNumber = findBiggerNumber(someNumber1, someNumber2);

Notice anything odd? …


Good lord, it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. It’s 2019 now, and my last blog post was made just over four years ago. The amount my life has changed, and the amount I have changed since then is huge! Not to mention the amount the world has changed; that’s a rather scary topic that I don’t have the time or energy to tackle at this time.

I usually begin a year full of motivation, excitement and energy (inevitably spurred on by a plethora of overly optimistic — yet unrealistic — New Year’s resolutions), but this year seems to be different. It’s almost as if I saw myself in a few months, not having contributed significantly or consistently to any of these resolutions, and as a result I was instantly snapped out of the “New Year, New Me” mentality. At first, I was disappointed; if I’m usually at my most motivated at the beginning of the year, and I began this year fairly unmotivated already, what is the rest of my year going to be like? …

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