For the past few months I’ve been working on a re-factor of nodemon. The two main drivers were to make the code base easier to maintain and to make nodemon more extendible. Nodemon is a command line utility to detect file changes and restart your application. Typically node apps, but it can restart any kind [...]
If you’re a frequent user of jsbin, you might have noticed that on the odd occasion that it was unreachable. I’ve got alarms in place that notify me of problems, but the root cause was unknown to me. The result looked like an infinite loop, but how to find that code was a mission.
In preparing for my new Node workshop (tickets go on sale Wednesday 10am – set alarm!) my tool of choice used to be node-inspector but development has gone idle (for a year to date) and it’s showing it’s age. However, recently I came across tracegl I was intrigued as it looked to add to my [...]
I gave this talk: I know jQuery. What now? at jQuery UK 2013 (video of the talk), but instead of my usual approach of post-it explosion on my desk, I wrote a post first, and created the slides from the post. So here is my (fairly unedited) quasi-ramble on how I used jQuery, and how [...]
I’ll start this post by saying: I very very rarely ever need a popup window, and in fact usually just include an inline overlay. But sometimes the situation comes up when I need a popup – this was one of those times. One thing that always bugged me about dynamic popup windows when compared to [...]
Cross Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) is what allows XHR (i.e. Ajax) requests to go cross domain. It’s a simple header response to the XHR request that says “yes, you can complete your request”, looking like this (if we allowed any client to place an XHR request against our service): Access-Control-Allow-Origin: * Should you be adding [...]
At this time of year (Christmas) there’s a lot of tip-like articles that emerge, so I wanted to share what I felt like was the single greatest technical win I have come across in the last few months: using Chrome DevTools for full web dev workflow – so I recorded a quick 4 minute screencast [...]