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If you are new to JavaScript, the question mark after a variable may be confusing to you. Let's shed some light into it. The question mark in JavaScript is commonly used as conditional operator -- called ternary operator when used with a colon (:) and a question mark (?) -- to assign a variable name conditionally. Either the expression is true…

Redux has been with us for a while now. What has gone public 2015 -- demonstrated by Dan Abramov in his infamous talk about time travel -- suddenly turned into many JavaScript developer's day to day business. Especially React developers were hit hard by this phenomenon, because it gave everyone a clear path on how to deal with state management…

The following implementation shows you how to deploy a Github Webhook in Node.js. Personally I am using this kind of GitHub Webhook to deploy my websites automatically on Digital Ocean . Without having to get into my web server with SSH to deploy my website manually, the ever running Webhook on my DigitalOcean instance makes sure (A) to pull the…

Coveralls is used to show you the test coverage of your JavaScript application. Let's see how it can be used for your JavaScript project which is already on GitHub and connected to your Travis CI due to the previous CI setup tutorial. First, sign up at Coveralls.io with your GitHub account. Second, synchronize your GitHub repositories and toggle…

The following tutorial will show you how to set up continuous integration with Travis CI. The continuous integration should make sure that the JavaScript application is built and tested with every change in the code base that reaches your CI. For instance, the CI would fail if the tests are not running through successfully or if the build process…

Eventually you will come across the concept of a JavaScript Closure. I want to give you a step by step walkthrough on how to implement a JavaScript Closure. Along the way, you will find out yourself why it makes sense to implement certain things with JavaScript Closures. The whole source code can be found on GitHub . If you want to code along the…

After all my teachings about React, be it online for a larger audience or on-site for companies transitioning to web development and React, I always come to the conclusion that React is all about JavaScript. Newcomers to React but also myself see it as an advantage , because you carry your JavaScript knowledge for a longer time around compared to…

I started out with JavaScript -- and web development in general -- when everything felt brittle. Developing entire applications with jQuery felt just wrong, the JavaScript APIs (e.g. DOM API) weren't mature enough, the lack of supportive CSS made aligning HTML without hacks impossible, and in general, there was no tooling to ship qualitative web…

The previous tutorials have shown you how to set up a basic web application with Webpack 4. So far, Webpack is only used to bundle all your JavaScript files, to transpile new JavaScript features via Babel, and to serve your bundle in development mode via Webpack's Development Server. Basically that's everything that's needed to get started with…