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Love it or hate it, JavaScript is the most popular programming language according to the 2020 Stack Overflow survey. Over the years the language has developed a large ecosystem of libraries, frameworks, and tools around it. …


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There’s a lot of big and scary technical mumbo jumbo in the world of Software Development, which causes no end of pain to both the beginner and the experienced. …


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As Software Engineers, one of the first things we learn to do is how to write code. But what is code really? In a literal definition, code is simply the exact instructions given to a computer to execute some task, these instructions being written by us, the human. But code…


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Do you know what the top errors are that occur within a Javascript codebase? In order, they are:

  • TypeError: Cannot read property
  • TypeError: ‘undefined’ is not an object
  • TypeError: null is not an object

So what do all of these errors have in common? They all deal with references, specifically…


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I love being a Software Developer. Getting to solve problems and create amazing applications on a daily basis is something I get so much enjoyment out of. …


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Mastering your keyboard can save you hours upon hours of time every week. Whether you’re working on that important project or trying to meet a deadline, knowing your shortcuts can be a massive difference maker. For Visual Studio Code, these are the essential shortcuts that everyone should know.

1. Open Command Palette

Shift +…


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MongoDB is one of the most popular options available as a NoSQL database. It uses a rich Javascript-like query language to interact with incredibly flexible data. This article will quickly walk you through getting up and running with MongoDB as the database of choice in your application.

To get started…


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As a developer, I’m always looking for ways to make things more efficient. I want this thing to run faster, and that thing to use fewer resources. Especially in web development, speed is key to great user experience. …


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Visual Studio Code is absolutely awesome. Even out of the box, the editor can already do so much, especially for web developers. One of the major reasons that it’s so popular is that it has this unique ability to go from a strict text editor to a near full-blown IDE.


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Using the Terminal for the first time can be really intimidating.

We’re creatures of habit, used to beautiful and sophisticated interfaces that help us accomplish whatever we’re looking to get done.

Compare that to the blank slate and blinking cursor of the command line, and suddenly all the safety wheels…

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