Dealing With Errors in Go Projects

2017-09-13 | #coding-practices #golang

Dealing With Errors in Go Projects Note: In this post I talk both about the purely technical reasons for doing certain things and some practices that have made debugging production systems easier for me. I’m still fairly new to Go and still learning so if you find any issues with my approach or have a better way to approach the problem, please leave a comment. I come from a NodeJS background and my coding habits have been heavily influenced by the paradigms most used in Node.

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Template Literals, All the Way!

2017-02-23 | #coding-style #javascript #nodejs

Today, while at work, I had to turn a single-quoted string into a template literal because mid-way through the string I realized I had to put in an apostrophe. This has happened often enough that I want to stop thinking in this dual single-quoted/template-literal mode and just go template-literal all the time. Now before I say anything more I’d like to clarify that I’m working with NodeJS almost all the time with full feature support for template strings and no issues with things like minification.

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Semico what?

2016-12-21 | #coding-style #javascript #nodejs

Recently, at my workplace, a colleague felt a rustle up his jimmies due to our lack of semicolon usage in our NodeJs repos. The number of projects without semicolons were in the tens and there really wasn’t a good way to introduce semicolons in them even had the team agreed to do so. But that got me thinking. Do we really need semi-colons? Why have them or not have them? What are the arguments for and against the issue?

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Bookmarklets Made My Life Easier

2016-12-10 | #browser #javascript

Update I’ve put the bookmarklets that I mostly frequently use in every day life on this repository. Being a Developer is Fun One of the advantages of browsing the web as a web-developer vs. as a layman is the fact that you get to do some pretty cool stuff to make your life easier. For example, I remember once being on a website where a certain action kept failing with no visible errors.

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Styleguides: Hapi Vs. Airbnb

2016-12-04 | #coding-style #nodejs #rant

This post was inspired by my writing of another post which you can read [here]({{ site.baseurl }}{% post_url 2016-12-01-letter-casing-in-names-of-imported-nodejs-modules %}). On that one I talk about letter casing conventions in the names of imported NodeJS modules. Not the catchiest of titles but if it’s something that interests you, have a look. I’d been a strict adherer of the Airbnb javascript styleguide for more than a year. In the previous company I’d worked at, we needed a styleguide that made sense, was intuitive, and made reading our code easier.

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Letter Casing in Names of Imported NodeJS Modules

2016-12-01 | #coding-style #naming #nodejs

Disclaimer: This isn’t a tutorial, guide, or holy writ. This is just how I do things and I’d like to share why it makes sense to me. If it resonates with you, follow it. If it doesn’t, follow whatever makes sense to you and your team. Styleguides are something I take very seriously. To me a programmer who has great style and writes clean, readable code is worth a lot more than someone who’s just clever with algorithms.

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Working with SFML::Textures — The White Box Problem

2016-10-26 | #c++ #sfml

So I started using textures in my code, and it’s not been a fun time, mainly because I was missing some key understanding of how c++ keeps things in scope. Sadly I still don’t understand how what I did solve things, but I guess I’ll find out with more research. Anyway, I’ll document what I did so that anyone trying this out can see exactly what I did wrong. Or rather which steps were probably wrong and how I ended up making things work.

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First Foray into C++ with SFML

2016-10-23 | #c++ #sfml

Game-programming has always been one of my interests ever since I coded a simple game of Pong! back in college using Processing. But my first job ended up being in web-development and from then on that’s all I’ve been doing. It is easier to get a foot in through the door in web-development than it is in game-development (I don’t have a formal Computer Science education), and hence, two years into being a earning member of society, I’m still in web-development.

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