David Walsh

console.logTime

I work on a really complex debugger at Mozilla but, and don’t tell my colleagues, I sometimes enjoy simply using console.log and other console commands to get some simple output.  I know, I know, but hey — whatever gets the job done.  A few years ago I detailed console.time and console.timeEnd for measuring time for a given set […]

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What’s Next for Hybrid App Developers? (Sponsored)

The story of hybrid application development is a never-ending one. Each framework has to continuously strive and innovate to remain relevant, and the discussion of which framework to use is a question often asked. Most hybrid applications are built using a combination of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. These applications can range from WebView-based solutions (such […]

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Script & Style Show: Episode 11: Ionic Framework with Max Lynch

In this episode:  David blames his wife for getting sick and missing last week’s show, Todd’s got a new Jeep, and David then blames his wife for not letting him have a Jeep.  Oh, and Max Lynch of Ionic Framework fame stops by to talk about Ionic, Stencil, Web Components, the state of mobile development, […]

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How to Delete Untracked Files in a Mercurial Repository

Working around Firefox at Mozilla means that you need to get acquainted with mercurial, the version control system that rivals git and svn.  Like any tool, hg (mercurial) can be difficult until you’re well versed with it.  And if you hg import a URL that doesn’t match up with what’s in the repo, you’ll get a […]

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Regain Disk Space from Homebrew

One of my favorite utilities is Homebrew, the shell utility for installing and upgrading other utilities — it’s a lazy developer’s dream.  Dreams can easily turn to nightmares, however, and I recently learned that Homebrew caches older versions of installed packages, leading to loads of disk space being used up by old files. Want all […]

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CDN, Web Security, and DDoS Protection from Incapsula (Sponsored)

There used to be day that you could have a small to large website that didn’t require protection and worldwide CDN but, with how easy it is to initiate a DDoS attack and how important website speed is for search engine placement, it’s a given that you should look for a service to handle CDN […]

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