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Just because these libraries could make your life a little bit easier

As a developer, you’re constantly looking to make your life as easy as possible. Knowing which libraries are available that could offer you a helping hand is important. However, this is also quite hard.

Since the React ecosystem changes at such a rapid pace, it’s hard to keep up with everything that happens. New libraries are popping up every day. Chances are that you are missing out on some of the fantastic libraries that are available. That’s exactly why I want to introduce some of these React libraries to you. …


Become better at JavaScript in only a couple of minutes

Whether you’re new to JavaScript or a more seasoned developer it’s always good to learn something new. In this article, we’ll be going over a collection of JavaScript one-liners that hopefully help you tackle some of the daily JavaScript problems that you’ll eventually run into.

Hopefully, you learn a thing or two!

1. Generating a random number within a range

Getting a random value in JavaScript can be easily done with the Math.random() function. But what about a random number in a certain range? There’s no standard JavaScript function for that. The following function can be used to solve this problem.

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Note that the max value is included


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A list of HTML, CSS, and JS tricks that are good to know

As a web developer, it’s always nice to learn tricks that make your life a little bit easier. Especially, if you can put these tricks into practice right away. However, the list of tricks that can make your life easier is nearly endless — and not all of these tricks can be applied frequently.

Therefore I’ve bundled some HTML, CSS, and JavaScript tricks that I think are good to know for every web developer. I hope that you learn a trick or two on this list that you’ve never seen before!

1. External links

Styling external links can be done in several ways…


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A small selection out of the millions of GitHub repositories

GitHub is the place you should be looking for when you’re trying to improve yourself as a developer. All the information you need is out there in some repository.

However, the hard part is finding the right repository. It’s easy to feel lost in all the available GitHub repositories out there. In order to help you out, I’ve put together this list of ten GitHub repositories that can help you grow as a developer.

1. Big List of Naughty String


You can probably relate to these mistakes

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Making mistakes is human and is actually what makes us grow. You shouldn’t be afraid to make mistakes. Chances are that you’ve made a lot of mistakes that are on this list. If not, that’s great. Try to learn from the mistakes other developers have made so you don’t have to make them yourself.

  1. Quick and dirty fixes in code with a long lifespan. The problem with quick and dirty solutions is that they kill the quality of the code base. Chances are that such a solution will add unnecessary technical debt. In the long run, quick and dirty fixes…


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Short pieces of advice, from one programmer to another

In this article, we'll be going over twenty short pieces of advice that hopefully give you some new insights — despite the fact you never asked for it.

  1. Be consistent in your code. If you use camel case for your variables, that’s fine. Just do it consistently. The problem with being inconsistent comes from the unavoidable fact that time destroys software. The longer a piece of software exists, and the more people that work on it, the more chaos comes in.
  2. Think about the person that comes after you when writing code. This means you should write code as readable…


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Basic, yet essential, commands for the Linux command line

Knowing your way around the terminal is one way to get things done faster. Instead of using your mouse to click around in a GUI, you could just get the exact same job done on the command line — but way faster.

However, if you’d want to become more comfortable on the command line there are certain commands that you should know. Basic, yet essential, commands that you should be aware of as a developer. Knowing these commands is required in order to build a strong foundation when it comes to working on the command line.

This article is perfect…


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They might be a great fit for your next project

Keeping up to date with all the latest trends and new libraries that are being developed on a daily basis is hard. The React ecosystem changes at a rapid pace and chances are that you’re missing out on some of these great libraries that are out there.

To give you a head start on your next React project we’re going over six libraries that you should know about. Hopefully, you’ll find some of these libraries that you’re currently unaware of to be a great fit for your next project.

1. React Number Format

The React Number Format library allows you to format a number…


#7: It’s OK to not know everything

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Having a set of rules can help you function better because you make decisions ahead of time instead of having to make all of these decisions on the fly. The right set of rules can be used as a tool to improve yourself as a developer.

In this article, we’ll go over 14 rules (although some of them may look more like guidelines) that every developer should stick with in order to help you grow. Although it might be hard to stick to all of these rules, you should try to stick to at least a few of them.

1. Functional Beats Elegant

Functional…


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Optimizing the way you use your models

Once you start diving into the Laravel documentation you’ll find a lot of features that aren’t much talked about in the docs. Other features are used less frequently and chances are that you’re unaware of these features.

Models aren’t any different. If you look at the Laravel API documentation you’ll be surprised and probably overwhelmed by all the properties and methods that are available for models.

There are a lot of powerful and easy to use features available, that not everybody is aware of. …

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