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Javascript Hacks for Hipsters

Last updated 2 years ago by Tal Bereznitskey


Javascript is so much fun, except when it’s not.

There’s always the fear of runtime errors that keeps us thinking all the time while writing code. It makes us better coders — we have no other option than to visualize every line of code as if it’s running as we write it.

That’s why it’s so important to have tidy code. Small code. Pretty code. Code you just fall in love with. Otherwise, Javascript will scare you away.

I gathered some fun snippets I enjoy using instead of boring code that takes too much space. Some makes the code shorter, cleaner and more readable. Other are just plain hacks for debugging.

I learned all of this from open source code (until node.js all javascript code was open source, wasn’t it?), but I’ll write them here is if I invented them.

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