The 3-in-1 full-stack developer

I attended a presentation at a local university in my hometown and I gave a small talk on web design and development topics. The main discussion focus was about the junior students and their path to becoming developers and perhaps future colleagues.

The meeting was cool, a success, not the first I was attending, but one question a student asked stuck in my mind and especially the answer that another speaker gave to that specific question.

3-in-1 full-stack developer

SVG icon system within Pug/Jade

I’m working on a project that uses Node.js and Pug, formerly Jade, to generate a static website and I couldn’t be more happy about how this works.

Still, one thing was bothering me for some time, and namely how to efficiently include a minified, production-ready SVG icon system, using symbols within the Pug pages.

Pug and SVGs

JS array from an array-like object

I remember the struggle and the misunderstanding as I was trying to iterate over a NodeList collection with no success. In this article you’ll see how to convert an array-like object like NodeList to a real Array using different methods.

JavaScript array from array-like object

ES6 const is not constant or immutable

I gave a quick talk on JS a while ago on hoisting in JS and while discussing on how hoisting apply to variable declarations, we imminently reached to ES6’s let and const. So we began talking about the difference between var, let and const and how const is not really a constant or immutable.

JavaScript const and Object.freeze()

Use a given version of Node.js on a Jenkins project

Like many others, we’re using Jenkins at Caphyon for tasks like testing or deploying some of our projects. These days I had to figure out a way to have a different Node.js version on a Jenkins project bound to a branch I was working on.

Jenkins

Hoisting in JavaScript

Two weeks ago I gave a lightning talk at Caphyon on hoisting in JavaScript. Putting aside all the common jokes about the JS language, people really seemed to like it. It was kind of a challenge to talk about JS while having an audience of C++ and Java colleagues.

Now getting back to the talk, that was lightning ⚡️ fast and it didn’t covered that much as I would’ve liked to. So I’ll try to write a bit more on JavaScript scoping and hoisting bellow.

JS the good parts vs the definitive guide

Sticky table th's with position:sticky

This is not new anymore, nowadays it became so easy to have a piece of content stuck while you’re scrolling. No JS, no hassle just some CSS position: sticky magic. But the real thing is dealing with tabular sticky info.

Remember the last web app you’re working on it that had a large table with lots of data rows? Feels like yesterday, no? Well, having this scenario, in terms of UX, it’s almost mandatory to have thead’s or tr’s stuck while browsing the tabular data.

CSS writing mode experiment

Thoughts on accessibility

As a person who mainly works on small teams, I always felt guilty of making accessibility a lower priority. The reasons were multiple and it’s hard to blame someone else other than me.

Over time, I read lots of good articles on accessibility but couple of months ago, I stumbled upon this incredible article by Tuukka Ojala. Both incredible and inspiring, that article remained stuck in my head and hopefully will change the way I write HTML and not only.

Accessibility

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