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Advertising

I always assumed people hated online advertising because of the tracking and the sleazy way companies target you after you’ve seen an ad. That’s also why I generally dislike it and like to rely on more direct sales with my stuff. As an example, for the past four or five years now I’ve been running a weekly Laravel …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Monday September 16, 2019


Route Wildcards

Often, you'll need to construct a route that accepts a wildcard value. For example, when viewing a specific post, part of the URI will need to be unique. In …

Written by Laracasts - - Aggregated on Monday September 16, 2019


text-decoration-* CSS Properties Coming to Firefox

Glad to see this announcement by Mozillian Daniel Holbert: As of today (Sept 12 2019), I’ve turned on support for the CSS properties text-decoration-skip-ink , text-decoration-thickness , and text-underline-offset , on all platforms. As posted before, text-decoration-skip-ink gives you nicer underlines . …

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Written by Bram.us - - Aggregated on Friday September 13, 2019


Scheduling Deploys with GitHub Actions

Leveraging GitHub Workflows’ Scheduled Events (read: cronjobs that run on GitHub) the folks at De Voorhoede let their static site automatically be rebuilt overnight. They do this because they have some external content, which doesn’t get committed into the repo, included on their site. Static websites don’t …

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Written by Bram.us - - Aggregated on Friday September 13, 2019


Weekly Update 156

Turns out it's actually a sunny day in Oslo today, although it's the last one I'll see here for quite some time before heading off to Denmark then other European things for the remainder of this trip. I'm talking a little about those events ( all listed on my events page ), this week's changes to EV, more data …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Friday September 13, 2019


JavaScript to Know for React

Good article by Kent C. Dodds, covering the JavaScript paradigms which are used quite a lot when writing React apps. Learning JavaScript features is really advisable for you to be effective building applications with React. So here are a few JavaScript features I’d recommend you spend some time learning so you can …

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Written by Bram.us - - Aggregated on Friday September 13, 2019


Video Platforms Parser

The Video Platforms parser PHP package by @chojnicki is an easy-to-use SDK for multiple platforms like YouTube, Dailymotion, Facebook, and more. …

Written by Laravel News - - Aggregated on Friday September 13, 2019


Stop chasing the shiny!

Dear Reader, Developers love shiny things. We love to play with new toys, try out new APIs, and libraries. If it was featured on Hacker News, we will find a way to shoe-horn it into a project, just to say we used it. Therein lies one of the problems with developers. In our race to […] The post Stop chasing the …

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Written by Cal Evans - - Aggregated on Friday September 13, 2019


head is locked

Yesterday I posted a little historical insight into why the closing </p> tag is optional, but in passing I mentioned you'll not see any new elements proposed for the head element. Though I can't refer to any specifications (partly because I'm writing this from a gym treadmill!), here's the reason why. …

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Written by Remy Sharp - - Aggregated on Friday September 13, 2019


Used books

I like books and to save money I started buying used ones off Amazon. You can find some really good deals and even though it takes a few days or weeks to arrive you never really know what you are going to get. Today, Benjamin Franklin by Walter Isaacson arrived and when I opened it I found tons of underlines and …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Thursday September 12, 2019


Create a body of work

Dear Reader, Q: What is the best way to convince a potential employer or client that you can do the job? A: Show them that you have already. Every developer should have a public portfolio of code that they have written and can explain. That last part is important, we will talk about it in […] The post Create a body …

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Written by Cal Evans - - Aggregated on Thursday September 12, 2019


(Why) Some HTML is "optional"

Chris Coyier blogged recently on weird looking HTML . It's a nice short post and I'd say it's worth knowing these optional features (potentially known as defaults). My favourite optional is <script> and not having to include the type attribute. But Chris' first example is the most common, the optional …

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Written by Remy Sharp - - Aggregated on Thursday September 12, 2019