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    VS Code node:console Fix

    I've been using Microsoft's Visual Studio Code text editor for years with great success. The app has always been stable, flexible, and the best compliment I can give it: an afterthought. Recently, however, every time I added a console.log to a JavaScript file, VS...

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    Use Logpoints!

    There's sometimes a tribal attitude about how web developers should be debugging their code and solving problems. There's the console.log loyalists, then there's the debugger/breakpoint maximalists. I worked on the Firefox DevTools debugger for years and I can tell you my philosophy -- use...

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    Awesome Git Aliases

    Git is an amazingly powerful tool. It can keep track of all the code you write, let you organize your work into different branches, help you seamlessly work with other developers, and even let you time travel and make changes.But wouldn't it be awesome if Git...

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    Insert Cursor at Any Position at Command Line

    As much as I enjoy writing lengthy pieces of JavaScript APIs, techniques, and other tech brilliance, I very much enjoy providing people quick tips to make their daily dev lives better. This is one such post.Oftentimes I'm working with long command line directives, and as...

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    React authentication, simplified

    Authentication is one of those things that just always seems to take a lot more effort than we want it to. To set up auth, you have to re-research topics you haven’t thought about since the last time you did authentication, and the fast-paced nature...

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    Use Touch ID for sudo on Mac

    The landscape of security is changing quite a bit. We've gone from basic username and password to 2FA, facial recognition, fingerprint recognition, and so on. Hell, my Mac unlocks simply when I have my Apple Watch near by. In the end, I...

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    How to Install a NPM Module from GitHub Branch

    In my journey to work more quickly with a project containing loads of dependencies, I've come across a few techniques I've not needed to use before. I previously wrote about How to Push to a Git Remote Branch of a Different Name -- this...

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    How to Push to a Git Remote Branch of a Different Name

    Git is one of those tools that I've always known just enough about to be dangerous, and usually tend to learn new skills when I'm in a position to truly need them. Shockingly enough it has taken me roughly 15 years of using git for...

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    Fix “no such file or directory, scandir”

    After 15+ years in the web development industry, and seeing the landscape of tooling change, I've really lost patience with tooling errors. Like...Old Man Walsh™ just wants yarn install to work so he can get on with his work day.One recent error I ran into...

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    Confessions of a Web Developer XVIII

    It's been quite a while since I've gotten a few things off of my chest and since I'm always full of peeves and annoyances I thought it was time to unleash:Sometimes you need to get out of the cult and stop drinking the Kool-Aid to see...