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console.log in the Dev Tools,
we can use
$ instead of
$$ instead of
That's not related to the jQuery $.
// old document.querySelectorAll(".myClass"); // new $$(".myClass");
KISS before DRY.
In a thread asking for Thoughts on GitHub Actions?, @kuhnerdm brings things back to GitHub's new corporate parent:
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@citizen428 hops into the What types of features typically lead to lots of tech debt? discussion thread to discuss the term of "technical debt" itself:
IMHO the term "tech debt" is overused. A lot of the time I hear it, it's just a nicer way of saying "bad code". For me "tech debt" means that someone consciously decided on some tradeoff, generally trading code quality for time.
Great article. I have said it before, and I’ll see it now: I look at myself as a “digital carpenter”.
I do not have a CS degree, have very little interest in elaborate, intricate algorithms and know enough about IT to do my job well. I got into software development because it is lucrative and job-secure.
I think the majority of the people that are getting involved in the field are like me, and as your article pointed out the need for people like me is much greater than those who spend their days contemplating optimal garbage collection or caching.
Expertise is important, don’t get me wrong, however the world needs bread-and-butter developers like me to do the grunt work.
See you next week for more great comments ✌