Intro to CSS Order & Precedence

CSS order and precedence is a challenging part of styling webpages.You may someday find that the CSS styles you’re trying to apply are not working. And it may seem as if the webpage is ignoring your code. This could be caused by conflicts in the order or precedence of your CSS. This article will explore […]


Intro to CSS Selectors: Use Cases & Examples

There are a few fundamental parts of CSS that you need to understand to get the full range and understanding of the language. Selectors are one of those fundamental principles you need to understand. They define what element will follow a set of CSS rules. They also allow you to target HTML elements to apply […]

Comparing Angular 1 & Angular 2 Through Building a Pomodoro Timer

Modern web development offers an incredible variety of tools, libraries, and frameworks to build web sites/applications. As of 2016, jQuery, React, Angular, and Vue are the most popular front-end libraries/frameworks in use. They can all be used to build and accomplish similar things, but in different ways. What are the advantages/disadvantages of each? How does […]

Functions as First-Class Objects in JavaScript: Why Does This Matter?

Functions in JavaScript are first-class objects (or “first-class citizens”). Fascinating, but… what does that mean? Why does it matter? Read on and we’ll have a look! We’ll start with the basics: What does first-class citizenship mean in general? First-class citizenship, within the world of programming, means that a given entity (such as a function) supports […]

‘Find Your Park’ with ReactJS, Google Maps and the DarkSky API

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, an organization established by Congress for “preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment”. Among the centennial festivities is a call to get out to experience the […]

Finding the Most Frequent String in a JavaScript Array

In the following tutorial, I’ll show you how to write a function that takes an array of strings and returns the most frequent string(s) in that array. First I’ll go through the basic concepts and setup, we’ll test it to make sure it works, then I’ll explore a few ways in which you can handle […]

ES6 Modules: Use Cases and Examples

Modules are an important part of any programming language. All prior JavaScript versions have lacked this feature. But that did not stop the community from creating their own modularized code. ECMAScript 2015 (ES6) has finally introduced modules as a fully realized function into JavaScript. Modules are now fully naturalized citizens of the JavaScript programming language. […]

How to Work with Private Methods in JavaScript?

JavaScript is primarily a language based around objects. Arrays and functions are both objects. Methods are actions that objects can perform. In order to understand how to work with private methods in JavaScript you need to know these fundamentals. Objects are filled with values of data types like strings, numbers and booleans. When values become […]

What Is the Instanceof Operator in JavaScript?

The instanceof is an important operator the checks a pre-existing and defined value then returns true if the object is its specified object type, or false if it isn’t. A basic example can be best shown through the following:

The instanceof operator is self explanatory at this point. The second variable is not defined […]