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Ben Halpern
Ben Halpern

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Sometimes when I'm writing Javascript I want to throw up my hands and say "this is bullshit!"....

...but I can never remember what "this" refers to. 😭


It's an old tweet of mine πŸ˜„


We elevated this the jokes tag today, follow if you like more content like this.

#jokes

plz post the lols

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Ben Halpern Author

Me today when @aspittel proposed the jokes tag

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Jamie Ferrugiaro

Yes, please.

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John Paul Ada

The GIF is making me laugh more than the jokes LOL

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Ryland G

This joke doesn’t seem ready, you sure it’s not a prototype?

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Juneau Lim

I'm crying...🀣

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Matt Graham • Edited on

:cries in arrow functions: This is a joke

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Ananya Neogi • Edited on

Why did the developer had to quit her job?
Because she didn't get arrays. (β•―Β°β–‘Β°)β•―οΈ΅ ┻━┻

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C.S. Rhymes

Some jokes are all about context

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Florian Rand • Edited on

yoda
A good feeling about this I have.
(edited, less annoying gif)

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Marko Anastasov

This is the first time I’ve wished to put a tag on a blacklist. πŸ˜•πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ¦³

I don’t follow any specific tags, just enjoy reading across all topics that people post.

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Ben Halpern Author

If you follow a tag and then give it β€œnegative weight” in your dashboard it will help hide this. We’ll have better blacklist tooling in the future

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Marko Anastasov

Didn’t know that, thanks!

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Ben Halpern Author

Yeah, for anyone else that's curious: If you go to dev.to/dashboard/following and give a tag a number like -100 for weight, it will virtually never show up in your feed. The mechanic of first following and then negative is weird and we'll eventually make it more intuitive and discoverable.

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Jennifer Bradford

Can you call it z-index? Or is this a bad place for a css joke?

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Nicky Meuleman

"this" is a triumph.

I'm making a note here, huge success.

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Chinweike Jude Obiejesi

Jokes undergoing settings

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Carlos Caballero

Hahaha!!

Now ... I'm throw up my laptop! πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

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Michiel Hendriks

Finally! This is the first tag I'm following.

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Jaimie Carter

Ha

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Seanmclem

Funny, that's how I feel when Not using JavaScript

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Scott Palmer

Sometimes?

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Dan Conn

Hahahaha! Awesome!

Classic DEV Post from 2020:

js visualized

πŸš€βš™οΈ JavaScript Visualized: the JavaScript Engine

As JavaScript devs, we usually don't have to deal with compilers ourselves. However, it's definitely good to know the basics of the JavaScript engine and see how it handles our human-friendly JS code, and turns it into something machines understand! πŸ₯³

Happy coding!