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Rich Werden


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  1. #TIL: Earlier Verions of git files

    I had a specfic file that I wanted to see an older-than-the-last-commit version of from a specific past commit. …


  2. #TIL: Express `bodyparser` is Already Installed! [Again]

    Contrary to much of what I’ve read from even recent blog posts online [links redacted], there is no need to npm install or require body-parser into express anymore! …


  3. #TIL: Semantically Modify Text Inside A Header

    Was pleasantly surprised to find out that vanilla HTML allows you to use semantic markup tags to modify header text in the middle of an <h#> </h#> heading tag. Mind...…


  4. #TIL: Express Routing With RegExp

    Today, I learned that Express can actually parse inbound/outbound routing paths using Regular Expressions1 for either paths or routing! I personally call it ‘RegEx’/’regex’, but since javascript is my bread-and-butter...…


  5. #TIL: Handling GET and POST on the same endpoint

    Today’s TIL: You can use app.route() for handling both GET and POST requests on the exact same endpoint in Express: Just chain them together after using app.route('/endpoint') like so… …


  6. #TIL: Camel-Case jQuery Animation

    Learned this one ‘the hard way’ today. Even though jQuery’s moment in the sun would seem to have passed, I discovered one important thing to remember when using jQuery’s .animate()...…


  7. #TIL: Javascript's Deprecated `with` syntax:

    Got asked to explain this recently and I [had to look it up on MDN][mdnwith]. Using with was deprecated as of ES5 and its use is now bad-practice, can lead...…


  8. CSS Text on Fire

    While the site CSSNewbie.com doesn’t always have the best executions, I am enamored with this particular text-effect. By using different offset drop shadows1, the text is made to look like...…