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4 pages tagged with "javascript"

Writing safe, efficient and parallel Node.js extensions with Rust, Neon and Rayon

November 26, 2019 - 1353 words - 7 mins
When writing server applications with Node.js, sometimes JavaScript just doesn't cut it and you need to employ native code. This could be because of a few different reasons: You need to complete a CPU-bound task Because JavaScript runs inside a VM, every operation will take longer than the native … read more

Using Vim as a web development IDE

June 23, 2019 - 1250 words - 7 mins
Two weeks ago I decided to make the jump - finally changing from Microsoft's Visual Studio Code (Code) editor to Vim. Despite months and months of strenuous golfing, there was always something in my road when I tried to change editors. Namely, these things were: intellisense and language completion… read more

JavaScript by reference AKA opening up a box of function side effects

March 30, 2018 - 420 words - 3 mins
I've been using JavaScript for quite a long time. Up until now, I felt like I was some kind of expert - no project was too large or too small for me to complete! I was unstoppable! That was until I found out that objects and arrays are created by reference, and my world collapsed. Normally, I'd writ… read more

Making Typescript packages JavaScript friendly

February 06, 2018 - 577 words - 3 mins
I don't know about you, but when I first started using Typescript it was an absolute game changer for me. Even for simple projects, where I'd be writing less than 100 lines of JavaScript, I'd always opt-in to using Typescript instead. Now, this wasn't because I'm a massive fan of Microsoft, or even … read more