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Managing Code Components with Bit

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As the world moves to software architecture based on microservices and multiple repositories, the ecosystem struggles to keep code bases maintainable. From monoliths to publishing hundreds of micro-packages, solutions try to battle growing code duplic...

Front-End Tooling Trends for 2017

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Do you have more than two years' development experience? Are your advanced CSS skills aided with Sass and Autoprefixer? Is your JavaScript knowledge reasonable and you're happy using Gulp, npm, and jQuery? If so, you're a typical developer, according ...

Web Maker, an Offline, Browser-based CodePen Alternative

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In this article, Kushagra Gaur introduces Web Maker, a browser extension he created for front-end developers who want a blazing-fast, offline web playground. If you're a front-end developer like me, you've probably tried one or more of the code playgr...

Setting Up an Angular SPA on Rails with Devise and Bootstrap

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This article was originally published at jessenovotny.com. When I started programming my very first Angular single page application (SPA), I noticed the resources for setup and integration with Devise to be thin or fragmented. The most useful guide I ...

Heroku Alternative: Deploy Apps with Dokku on DigitalOcean

When Heroku announced their (quite reasonable) new limits for free apps, I realized that I would have to find another source of hosting for all the small, low-traffic projects that I currently have running on Heroku. Way back in the day, Heroku was tot...

Find JavaScript Code Snippets by Functionality with Cocycles

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Cocycles is a new code search service that enables code to be found by functionality. In this article, Cocycles team member Jonathan explains the idea behind this approach to code searching. We're all familiar with it: that moment when you're forced t...

A Beginner’s Guide to Data Binding in D3.js

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D3.js is a powerful data visualization library that allows you to create amazing charts --- such as bubble charts, line and bar charts --- with just a few lines of code. With a beginner's understanding of JavaScript, you can convert your array or objec...

Technical Debt: Rescuing Legacy Code through Refactoring

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How can you get a legacy codebase under control and bring it to a new level of maturity? In this post, Jeroen summarizes the lessons learned from years of working on a large legacy web application. This article was originally published by intracto. Le...

Generating PDFs from Web Pages on the Fly with jsPDF

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The Portable Document Format has been one the major innovations in the fields of desktop publishing and office automations. It’s widely used in web publishing too, but unfortunately very often in wrong ways – like using it to replace conte...

Quick Tip: Sync a Fork with the Original via GitHub’s Web UI

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I often find myself having to update my fork of someone else’s repo to include the changes made to the original since the fork. In fact, we use this approach often in SitePoint’s Peer Review System as well. Purely by accident, I’ve recently disco...