THE DYSLEXIC DEVELOPER

Opinionated rambles by Chris Laughlin JavaScript developer and dog dad Follow me onTwitter,InstagramorGithub

Picture In Picture

March 29, 2020

The Picture in Picture APi allows users to continue to consume video content on your site while also exploring the rest of the sites content…

Podcasts 2019 Part 2

October 20, 2019

To continue from my last post about the podcasts that I listen to lets, look at some others podcasts that I do not only listen to but have…

Podcasts 2019

September 11, 2019

As I mentioned in my last post I listen to a lot of different podcasts on my way to and from work. I thought it would be interesting to…

A day in the life of

September 07, 2019

After asking on twitter and getting this tweet and the inspiration of this post I decided to join the ranks of the “A day in the life”.…

Bash and Git Alias

September 03, 2019

Command Line I was recently on-boarding a new intern and I made me realise I have spent a long time setting up my machine to work well and…

Picking Locks with React Keys

June 17, 2019

Lock Picking Have you ever mapped over a list in React and built a list of DOM nodes or list of components? Have you ever been told by your…

useKonamiCode

June 10, 2019

Konami Code If you are old like me, or are a gamer then you might remember the Konami Code.The code is ⬆️⬆️⬇️⬇️⬅️➡️⬅️➡️B A Doing this on…

From Cookie to Header with Axios

April 10, 2019

If you have worked with a JavaScript application that needs to talk with a server you have most likely used a library to handle the REST…

Npm Audit

January 15, 2019

After listening to a recent episode of the React Podcast on which Michael Chan was talking to Laurie Voss from the npm team. At the end of…

Are Hooks Ready?

January 06, 2019

So React hooks are awesome and we all want to use them in production. But I don’t know about you but I don’t like deploying production code…

Simple Stateful Provider

November 10, 2018

As React hooks mature are are more wildly used I have been updating part of my applications to be more hooks focused. As I scale with hooks…

Hactorberfest Checker

October 12, 2018

As part of Hacktoberfest you need to at least open 5 pull requests to get the sticker and t-shirt. I remember last year seeing a status…

Hacktoberfest

October 04, 2018

Its that time of the year again, the leaves are changing color and the nights are getting longer. So why not spend that extra time inside…

Quick Tip - Double Bang

August 15, 2018

QUICK TIP TIME!!!!! Double bang, double exclamation or not not whatever you want to call it. You will most likely see or use this in your…

React Authorization Wrapper

August 01, 2018

I was recently listening to the syntax podcast and they were talking about user roles, authentication and authorization. This made me think…

Immutable Patterns

July 18, 2018

If you work with data driven applications or have been working with React/Redux/any modern JavaScript framework/library then you have…

Quick Tip - The Tilde Operator

July 12, 2018

QUICK TIP TIME!!!!! This: Is the same as this: WUT! This is an example of the bitwise NOT operator. You can read more on what Bitwise…

Higher Order Functions

July 07, 2018

Higher order functions is a very useful and easy to use design pattern in JavaScript. I have been using it more and more recently. The…

Quick Tip - Boolean Filter

June 28, 2018

QUICK TIP TIME!!!!! I found this on twitter a while back but can’t remeber the person who tweeted. I finally used it in my project today so…

Do You Even Babel Bro!

June 26, 2018

I recently ran into an issue while running my test suit. For full context my tests run using phantom, yes I know its old and everyone uses…

Safe Version

June 18, 2018

I recently messed up creating a new version in work. I ran our normal version script which boils down to . We have a bunch of commit and…

ReactJS Patterns - Compound Components

June 05, 2018

React patterns have advanced and grown, you can now follow multiple approaches to rendering a component. One such pattern is the Compound…