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Posts tagged: JavaScript

Debugging React, JavaScript, and PHP at the Same Time With PhpStorm

Ever since I discovered how to configure PhpStorm with Xdebug for debugging, it’s been my go-to solution for hunting down difficult to reproduce bugs. What I didn’t know until very… Read more

Jonathan

Mar 29, 2022

Vue vs React: Which is the Best JavaScript Framework in 2021?

React or Vue.js, which JavaScript framework should you choose? React powers WordPress’ new editor while Vue.js is a popular framework in the Laravel community. In this post we’ll go over… Read more

Peter Tasker

Mar 17, 2021

How to Create Custom WordPress Editor Blocks in 2021

The WordPress block editor (previously titled Gutenberg) includes a new way to add content to your WordPress posts, pages and soon all content on your WordPress site. It marks WordPress’… Read more

Peter Tasker

Feb 4, 2021

How Unicode Works: What Every Developer Needs to Know About Strings and 🦄

What is Unicode? Waaay back in 2003 Joel Spolsky wrote about Unicode and why every developer should understand what it is and why it’s important. I remember reading that article… Read more

Peter Tasker

Jan 12, 2021

Using JavaScript FileReader to Upload Large Files in Chunks and Avoid Server Limits

If you’ve spent any amount of time messing with PHP config files to get a file to upload, you know that uploading large files can be a real pain. You… Read more

Matt Shaw

Jun 9, 2020

Getting Started with Lottie: An Overview of Airbnb’s Awesome Animation Framework

Recently I have been doing more animation work here at Delicious Brains Inc and finally decided to experiment with Airbnb’s rave-reviewed, Lottie framework. Lottie is a React Native, Android and… Read more

Lewis Warren

Sep 10, 2019

End-to-End Testing with Cypress

This week on the blog we’re going to talk about something I’m a big fan of: testing. Don’t fall asleep juuuust yet. If you’re like me, during development, you probably… Read more

Peter Tasker

Oct 2, 2018

How to Develop a WordPress Plugin Using Webpack 3 & React (Part 1)

This is article 1 of 2 in the series “How to Develop a WordPress Plugin Using Webpack 3” If you’ve been working with JavaScript in the last couple years you’ve… Read more

Peter Tasker

Jul 19, 2017

The WordPress Developer’s Guide to ES2015 (ES6)

The WordPress developer community is currently abuzz with JavaScript talk, specifically around which JavaScript framework to use in WordPress core. Regardless of which framework is chosen, it’s clear that WordPress… Read more

Ashley

Jun 13, 2017

Refactoring JavaScript: How to Avoid Technical Debt While Working with Legacy Code

Do you have a legacy JavaScript codebase you’re avoiding refactoring? So does WordPress. If you’ve been paying attention to WordPress core lately, you may have noticed that there has been… Read more

Peter Tasker

May 23, 2017

Creating a Custom addon for Local by Flywheel

Update: This post was originally written about Pressmatic before the app was purchased by Flywheel and had its name changed to “Local”. I have updated the post’s text and most… Read more

Jeff

Sep 27, 2016

Building Reactive WordPress Plugins – Part 3 – Elm

This is article 3 of 3 in the series “Building Reactive WordPress Plugins” In this final part of the Building Reactive WordPress Plugins series I’ll be exploring using Elm to… Read more

Ian

Sep 20, 2016

Building Reactive WordPress Plugins – Part 2 – Vue.js

This is article 2 of 3 in the series “Building Reactive WordPress Plugins” In the first part of this series I showed you how to build WP Cron Pixie, a… Read more

Ian

Jun 7, 2016

How My JavaScript Almost Crashed Your Browser and How I Fixed It

About a week before we launched WP Migrate DB Pro 1.6, I had my heart broken by Ashley Rich in our slack channel. It went something like this: /——dramatization——/ @bradt:… Read more

Jeff

May 17, 2016

Building Reactive WordPress Plugins – Part 1 – Backbone.js

This is article 1 of 3 in the series “Building Reactive WordPress Plugins” This is the beginning of a short series of articles showing how to create a simple WordPress… Read more

Ian

Apr 12, 2016