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How To Build a Word Counter App

We have all written essays during our school days. There was always a minimum word count - 250, 500 words - that we needed to meet before submitting. Before I had a computer at home I used to count words manually. Once my parents got me one, discovering Microsoft Word was like magic. I didn't know programming then, so I was amazed at everything that MS Word did.

One of the features that I really liked was called "Word Count". … Read article

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Progressive Web Apps: The Long Game

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I Turned Off JavaScript for a Whole Week and it Was Glorious

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Understanding JavaScript Constructors

The following is a guest post by Faraz Kelhini. Some of this stuff is out of my comfort zone, so I asked Kyle Simpson to tech check it for me. Kyle's answer (which we did during an Office Hours session) was very interesting. It was: 1) This article is technically sound. JavaScript doesn't really have classes in a traditional sense and this is the way most people shoehorn them in. 2) We may want to stop shoehorning them in. Read article

27: Animating SVG with JavaScript

JavaScript is the last of the ways we'll cover on animating SVG. We looked at CSS, which is great and pretty comfortable, but it can't do a number of SVG properties that you might want to animate. Then we looked at SMIL, which is a declarative syntax right in the SVG code itself, which is more powerful in that it can animate more things including the shape of the element themselves.

JavaScript can do everything either of those can do, … Read article