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  1. Just Married! 🎉

    I got married last friday, and then we threw a party on saturday.

    I wanted to extend the celebration a little bit longer by sharing a few pictures on my blog.

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    10 minute read
  2. NodeConf hits the ground running in Latin America

    NodeConf Argentina is one of the first international Node.js conferences taking place in Latin American territory, and a not-for-profit community effort to push Node.js …

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    2 minute read
  3. GitHub for Human Beings 🕵

    GitHub – and GitHub users – can be kind of annoying sometimes. Here are a few tips to improve your day-to-day experience.

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    3 minute read
  4. ECMAScript Proposal for JavaScript Decorators
    (and protocols)

    There’s a JavaScript decorators proposal in the works.
    We take a look at how it works and why it’s useful.

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    12 minute read
  5. The npm Meltdown Uncovers Serious Security Risks

    Earlier this week, as almost everyone reading this article knows, npm experienced a brief service interruption where npm install would fail for heaps of popular packages …

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    8 minute read
  6. JavaScript Proposal for weak references: WeakRef

    A proposal to implement weak references in JavaScript – which would expose weak references made possible by WeakMap and WeakSet is currently sitting at stage 0.

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    6 minute read
  7. Making a Simple Site Work Offline with ServiceWorker

    I’ve been playing around with ServiceWorker a lot recently, so when Chris asked me to write an article about it I couldn’t have been more thrilled. …

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    14 minute read
  8. All Aboard the ES6 JavaScript Train

    The sixth ECMAScript specification has been finalized last june, and there’s a flurry of JavaScript features coming our way.

    I’ll be covering the most exciting new features.

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    12 minute read
  9. Proposal: “Statements as Expressions” using do

    A proposal for do statements has been classified as Stage 0 for a while, and it might be an interesting solution for some problems we can find in JavaScript.

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    5 minute read
  10. Proposal Draft for .flatten and .flatMap

    Array prototype may be getting .flatten and .flatMap methods may be coming to ECMAScript in a distant future. This article describes what the proposal holds in store.

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    8 minute read
  11. ECMAScript String Padding

    A first look into .padStart and .padEnd string methods drafted as proposals for implementation in ECMAScript.

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    7 minute read
  12. Understanding JavaScript’s async await

    Earlier this week we took a look at new features coming in ES2016. Today we’ll learn about async / await.

    The async / await feature didn’t make the cut for …

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    16 minute read
  13. ES2016 Features & ECMAScript as a Living Standard

    As it turns out, ES2016 – also known colloquially as ES7 – will be comprised of a very small feature set. This article explains the new features in ES2016.

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    5 minute read
  14. The Controversial State of JavaScript Tooling

    There have been many different blog posts on the “State of the Web”, problems people face around tooling, and similar-style musings of late. This article …

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    10 minute read
  15. Asynchronous I/O with Generators & Promises

    The article covers designing a JavaScript API to deal with asynchronous data inputs and outputs using generators to succinctly describe a set of operations. Promises can …

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    8 minute read
  16. Third Year in Review

    In what has now become somewhat of a tradition for me, I’m looking back on the past year and digging up stats about the blog and my career. This was definitely an …

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    6 minute read
  17. JavaScript Developer Survey Results

    The end of year is drawing close and the JavaScript Developer Survey has now ended. The survey received an unimagined amount of replies and I’m excited to share …

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    11 minute read
  18. JavaScript Developer Survey

    Following the footsteps of Alex R. Young and his retired dailyjs.com blog, I’ve put together a survey about JavaScript usage similar to those he used to host on …

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  19. Making a Progressive App with ServiceWorker

    In previous articles, you’ve learned about how to use ServiceWorker, the different strategies that you can leverage to serve content offline and faster, and all …

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    5 minute read
  20. ServiceWorker, MessageChannel, & postMessage

    Last week I wrote an article about a caching strategy for progressive networking that uses a cache first and then goes to the networking, sharing messages between web …

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    10 minute read
  21. ServiceWorker and Progressive Networking

    I’ve been toying with ServiceWorker for a while. The single most complicated issue when it comes to ServiceWorker has been dealing with caching in a …

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    9 minute read
  22. Subscribing to Pony Foo

    There’s a few different ways you can subscribe to read Pony Foo. What’s your favorite?

    Almost since day one you could follow Pony Foo using the RSS feed. …

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    2 minute read
  23. ServiceWorker: Revolution of the Web Platform

    While not the most amusingly named feature of the web platform, everything seems to point at ServiceWorker being the most significant addition to the web platform since …

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    19 minute read
  24. ES6 Overview in 350 Bullet Points

    My ES6 in Depth series consists of 24 articles covering most syntax changes and features coming in ES6. This article aims to summarize all of those, providing you with …

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    36 minute read
  25. Securing Your Web App in 3 Easy Steps

    I’ve recently upgraded Pony Foo to use the https protocol, something I’ve been meaning to do for a while. It’s super easy to do so, and …

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    5 minute read
  26. Keeping Your npm Dependencies Immutable

    I’ve been bitten a few times by dependencies using semver ranges such as ^1.0.1 where the dependency introduced a “non-breaking” change that ended …

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    7 minute read
  27. Inlining Critical CSS for Dynamic Web Apps

    During the redesign I was faced with a problem and I had to rethink the way I inline CSS in my blog, so I figured it’d be a good time to write about it in more …

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    11 minute read
  28. Using the JavaScript Charting Library

    I’ve been asked to review the JSCharting enterprise charting library, and given that I’ve recently dabbled in visualizations I felt like this was a great …

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    29 minute read
  29. SVG and the DOM, or “The Weirdest Bug I’ve Ever Encountered”

    I wanted to take a step back from all of the ES6 articles that have been popping up on Pony Foo lately to talk about a bug I came across last week. As I mentioned …

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    8 minute read
  30. Pony Foo Gets a Face Lift

    Pony Foo’s design remained largely the same throughout its history so far, as I never really spent a lot of time on its design. Today I’m thrilled to …

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    7 minute read
  31. ES6 Promises in Depth

    Welcome back to ES6 – “Dude, we already had those!” – in Depth series. If you’ve never been around here before, start with A Brief …

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    30 minute read
  32. ES6 Modules in Depth

    Welcome back to ES6 – “Oh, good. It’s not another article about Unicode” – in Depth series. If you’ve never been around here …

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    16 minute read
  33. ES6 Strings (and Unicode, ❤) in Depth

    Yo. Here’s another edition of ES6 – “I can’t believe they killed off Stringer Bell” – in Depth series. If you’ve never …

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    35 minute read
  34. ES6 Object Changes in Depth

    Howdy. You’re reading ES6 – “I vehemently Object to come up with a better tagline” – in Depth series. If you’ve never been …

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    13 minute read
  35. ES6 Array Extensions in Depth

    Hello traveler! This is ES6 – "Oh cool, I like Array" – in Depth series. If you’ve never been around here before, start with A Brief …

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    26 minute read
  36. ES6 Math Additions in Depth

    You’ve made it! Here’s another article in the ES6 – “What? I’d rather develop for IE6” – in Depth series. If …

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    18 minute read
  37. ES6 Number Improvements in Depth

    Hey there! Glad you’re here in time for ES6 – “Back to School” – in Depth. Never heard of it? Refer to A Brief History of ES6 Tooling. …

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    29 minute read
  38. ES6 Reflection in Depth

    Oh hey – I was just casually getting ready, didn’t see you there! Welcome to another edition of ES6 – “Oh. Good. We survived traps”

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    11 minute read
  39. More ES6 Proxy Traps in Depth

    Hey there! This is ES6 – “Traps? Again?” – in Depth. Looking for other ES6 goodness? Refer to A Brief History of ES6 Tooling. Then, make your …

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    19 minute read
  40. ES6 Proxy Traps in Depth

    Welcome to ES6 – “Please, not again” – in Depth. Looking for other ES6 goodness? Refer to A Brief History of ES6 Tooling. Then, make your way …

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