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Through his writing and speaking, Nicholas seeks to teach others the valuable lessons he's learned while working on some of the most popular and demanding Web applications in the world.
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May 27 2014Dear Chairman Wheeler, I’m writing to you as a citizen who is deeply concerned about the direction the FCC may take with regards to ISPs. As both a consumer and a technology worker, I rely on the Internet not only as a source of entertainment and information, but also a… read more
May 06 2014Last week, there was a fair bit of furor when Jake Archibald wrote an article describing an experimental feature in Chrome that hides all but the domain name of the URL you’re on. The idea is very similar to what already happens in the iOS 7 version of Safari: once… read more
April 29 2014In my last post, I explained how to use ECMAScript 6 proxies to throw an error when a non-existent property is read (rather than returning undefined). I came to realize that proxies allow a transparent way to augment objects with validation capabilities in an almost limitless fashion. After some experimentation,… read more
April 22 2014This past week I spent an hour debugging an issue that I ultimately tracked down to a silly problem: the property I was referencing didn’t exist on the given object. I had typed request.code and it should have been request.query.code. After sternly lecturing myself for not noticing earlier, a pit… read more
April 15 2014Your product owner comes to you with a request, and suddenly your stomach is tied in knots. There’s something about the request that doesn’t sit right. You blurt out, “well, that’s a lot of work,” because it’s the only thing that comes to mind. “Well, it’s really important,” comes the… read more
April 02 2014As best I can recall, it all started around 15 years ago. I was finishing up my sophomore year at college and had just taken my last final exam. The following Monday I would be heading into the hospital for some diagnostic tests related to persistent and as-yet-undiagnosed digestive issues.… read more
March 26 2014For almost two years, I’ve been keeping notes on the side about ECMAScript 6 features. Some of those notes have made it into blog posts while others have languished on my hard drive waiting to be used for something. My intent was to compile all of these notes into a… read more
March 04 2014I’ve recently been working on a project involving Google Spreadsheets. My goal was to store data in the spreadsheet using a form and then read the data from that spreadsheet using a Node.js application. Having no experience with Google web services, I ended up digging through a lot of documentation… read more
Webcast: The Best of Velocity - JS Timers, Power Consumption, and Performance
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