Code is a powerful means of self-expression. Building things because they’re useful is great. Purely ridiculous coding projects are less common but awesome.
Occasionally I long for simpler times. Remember when images used to take forever to load, inching across your screen like caterpillars? Relive those times with Comcastify, which can make any site load images more slowly.
Jokes aside, we shouldn’t assume everyone has fast connectivity because most of the world does not. Perhaps experiencing Comcastify’s demo will help you reflect on how your app’s performance is an inclusivity issue.
Comcastify was made by the Onion’s dev team. “The Onion, but for npm” is the best fake startup idea I’ve heard in awhile. I’m totally stealing that idea for the next time I play presentation roulette.
Easter eggs can be delightful, but sometimes it’s hard to justify the time needed to implement them.
Try punching in the Konami code on Buzzfeed and see what happens. Now that I know about KonamiJS, I’ll try using the Konami Code on whatever random websites I’m browsing when I’m supposed to be working, just to see what happens.
JQuery might not be a hot new thing anymore but it still powers plenty of the web (and there’s no reason to hate on it). If you are working on a JQuery site, why not treat your users to a velociraptor roaring across their screen via this glorious plugin?
You could even combine Raptorize with KonamiJS and trigger the raptor when the Konami Code is entered.
I would totally wear this outfit tbh
When I was a junior engineer, I was so excited about building things. The more senior I get, the more excited I am about deprecating things. Is there anything more satisfying than deleting code, than seeing all that glorious red in a pull request? I think not.
An open secret in the software industry is that the best code is no code. All code is technical debt. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t build things. You should be scrupulous about requirements gathering and make sure you are building the right thing. Also, be ruthless about cutting features that aren’t being used.
6. Undefined is a function
Undefined is not a function error. Well, that is a thing of the past, because it is a function now. Just install the npm package according to these instructions and watch the magic happen.
Now, if only somebody could universally fix trying to
object [Object]. Perhaps
object.toSting() can help.
I walked out of the theater after seeing Infinity Wars with a profound sense of confusion and disappointment. Don’t even get me started on Thanos’s weird misappropriation of Malthusian economics.
Anyway, ThanosJS cuts down on project bloat by randomly deleting half the project files. Unfortunately (fortunately?) there is no actual implementation. Which explains why the instructions tell you to
The site exists to be a demo of Netlify Drop, which I must admit is actually pretty cool.
“Oh sweet, my build failed” said nobody ever. Not gonna lie, I’ve certainly been reduced to tears by continuous integration. The bigger your test suite gets, the easier it is to write unit tests that leak state. Then they fail randomly even though nothing is really wrong.
Volkswagen detects whether your tests are running in a CI server. If so, it makes them pass no matter what. Getting your pull requests merged has never been easier.
If you’ve built something silly or playful with code, please tell me about it. I could certainly use a little more levity right now. You can reach me on Twitter or in the comments below.
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