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Jesse Skinner

I love writing code, especially Svelte, JavaScript, HTML and CSS. I also love writing about writing code, and teaching people how to write code.

Location Barrie, Ontario, Canada Joined Joined on  Twitter logo GitHub logo Twitch logo External link icon
Education

University of Waterloo

Work

Freelance Web Developer

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Sapper is dead! What's next in Svelte?

Thanks! Couldn't agree more. I have three Sapper web apps in ...

Svelte for Sites, React for Apps

I disagree with this take. Svelte is more than capable of bui...

Do you still use template engine?

I still maintain a few PHP web sites. My blog is built with S...

Finding time for side projects

Thanks Wayne! Looking forward to reading your article too.

Statically generating a blog with Svelte + Sapper

I'm not aware of a template that does so, but you can use any...

You May Not Need Controlled Form Components

Good points! Another nice vanilla-JavaScript way to get dat...

How do you make something original when starting out?

Truly original ideas are hard to come by. It's easier to ta...

How to work on side projects when you are mentally fatigued?

Milestones and goals are a good idea, as is trying to keep a ...

How to work on side projects when you are mentally fatigued?

I don't! It's not worth it. I work on side projects when I'm ...

Know when to fold 'em

Excellent point, I hadn't thought of that.

Know when to fold 'em

Yeah exactly. Sometimes it's worth the effort and risk. Som...

Svelte is the most beautiful web framework I've ever seen

Nice! I'm glad I could help.

The simplest Svelte component is an empty file

Perhaps you need to add type="module" to the <script>...

Statically generating a blog with Svelte + Sapper

Thanks! :)

Svelte is the most beautiful web framework I've ever seen

I totally agree. I think the last few years made developers...

React Hooks vs. Svelte

Sure, Svelte has a bunch of features that can help here. St...

React Hooks vs. Svelte

Thanks! I think it's ready. I'm already using it in product...

React Hooks vs. Svelte

Great idea. I love rewriting React code as Svelte, I'd like...

React Hooks vs. Svelte

Yes exactly, one component per file. It's an interesting de...

React Hooks vs. Svelte

Great question. In Svelte, you give a component a name when...

Svelte is the most beautiful web framework I've ever seen

Ultimately all the frameworks use the actual DOM, but React, ...

How to use Node.js Streams (And how not to!)

Lol well done :)

How to use Node.js Streams (And how not to!)

Wait what? I live in Barrie Ontario. Did you know that some...

The simplest Svelte component is an empty file

Absolutely. Since Svelte components are effectively just Va...

The simplest Svelte component is an empty file

Check out the REPL for a really easy way to play with Svelt...

The simplest Svelte component is an empty file

Good point. I've used HTML-only templates in that way in th...

The simplest Svelte component is an empty file

Ah, I don't know if two lines of code is too much boilerplate...

The simplest Svelte component is an empty file

Interesting, care to elaborate?

Which computer era would have been the most exciting to take part in?

In the Svelte era :D

Svelte is the most beautiful web framework I've ever seen

I love that too. Migrating from another framework mostly in...

Svelte is the most beautiful web framework I've ever seen

Thanks! I actually took a first look at Stencil last week, ...

Svelte is the most beautiful web framework I've ever seen

I'm a noob too, and I've never used Vue, but my understandi...

Svelte is the most beautiful web framework I've ever seen

You're asking the newest user of Svelte so I'm really not s...

Svelte is the most beautiful web framework I've ever seen

That's really cool, thanks for sharing!

Svelte is the most beautiful web framework I've ever seen

I love Preact too, but Svelte has me even more excited. I d...

What are your thoughts on the 4-day work week?

As a freelancer I try to do a four day week as often as I c...

Formatting dates with JavaScript

You're right, the Internationalization API would probably b...

Formatting dates with JavaScript

No particular reason. padStart works well for this.

Gulp vs Web-pack

You can use Webpack with Gulp by using the gulp-webpack plu...

Formatting dates with JavaScript

Had a second look, seems it's the timeZone that you added t...

Formatting dates with JavaScript

That's interesting. Yeah I found the locale stuff to be rat...

Formatting dates with JavaScript

That's amazing! Thanks for putting this together!

Formatting dates with JavaScript

Awesome, thanks for the feedback! I'm looking forward to wr...

Formatting dates with JavaScript

It's funny you should say that, because my next article was...

Formatting dates with JavaScript

Glad you enjoyed it! I totally agree, I think it's too easy...

What was your win this week?

Lots happened this week, but what I'm most proud of happene...

Welcome Thread - v32

Hello everyone! I'm Jesse and I'm new here. That's not real...

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