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    Use a Submit Button Outside of a Form!

    Have you ever felt like you've been a professional developer or designer forever, and somehow not known something basic, and borderline hate yourself? That's me with a trick that was introduced to me by Miguel Piedrafita:🔥 You can submit forms from a button outside of...

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    Detect Generator Functions with JavaScript

    In the current JavaScript climate of new syntaxes, features, and using loads of external libraries, it seems harder than ever to be sure what your functions are being given or even what the data represents. Of course, we've come up with Flow and TypeScript to help...

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    git: Remove Untracked Files

    I've always said that I know just enough about git to get the job done, but also do something destructive. Nothing embodies that more than my recent mistake. I somehow found a git repository full of untracked files and git stash wouldn't fix it.

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    Node isConnected

    Every so often I discover a property in JavaScript objects that I didn't know existed, oftentimes using another trick to accomplish the same functionality. One such property I just learned about was isConnected, a node property that attached to a context (i.e. document).Here's how to...

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    How to Prevent Pasting into an Input

    Every once in a while I get to a website that doesn't allow me to paste into a form input. In most cases it's something to do with login credentials (username and or password) and auth codes. So how are they preventing me from...

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    How to Create an Async Function via “new Function”

    One thing I love about JavaScript is that there are many ways to accomplish the same task, one such example being creating functions. There are several patterns for functions; one of the last you see used is the new Function method:What if you want...

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    Remove the Search Input Clear(x) Icon

    I really appreciate the amount of different <input> elements we've received over the past decade. These elements don't just bring a new semantic advantage, but also provide UI helpers, which in many cases are useful. In a recent case, I found a UI element...

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    Logical Assignment Operators

    I love JavaScript, it's my favorite programming language, but I love dipping into other languages because they offer a new perspective on coding paradigms. There've been syntax additions to JavaScript that I've seen I found interesting (think ?? in optional chaining) and...

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    Match Emojis with Regular Expressions

    When experimenting with unicode property escapes, to identify accented letters in strings, it reminded me of a question I had a few years ago: what is the best way to identify and then replace emojis in a string? I first noticed this practice...

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    Match Accented Letters with Regular Expressions

    Regular expressions are used for a variety of tasks but the one I see most often is input validation. Names, dates, numbers...we tend to use regular expressions for everything, even when we probably shouldn't.The most common syntax for checking alphabetic characters is A-z but what if...