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    Regular Expression Match Groups

    Regular expressions are incredibly powerful but can be difficult to maintain. They're a skill you learn on the job and, when the suits walk by, make you look incredibly smart if you have a few up on your screen. How can we solve the...

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    Object.entries

    Navigating and managing data structures is a really important skill for every level of engineer to have and improve upon. Over the years, the JavaScript language has continued to provide more methods for managing data structures, from Object.keys to Object.values and so on. One...

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    CSS Smooth Scroll

    Improving the user experience of web applications has always been a priority of mine. I always come back to the same though I've had for 20 years: "users expect a web app to work -- let's make the app a joy to use."...

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    Intl.NumberFormat

    Formatting numbers on the client side is an important task, especially when you consider how much raw API usage is in play these days. What's also important is ensuring those numbers are meaningful to users, no matter where they are in the world, especially if...

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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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    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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    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...