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JavaScript Under the Hood – Building Our Own forEach and Map Functions

Iterating over arrays in JavaScript – so useful, so seemingly simple, and so easy to misunderstand. What’s actually going on in forEach? How does Map work? What do Reduce and Filter do? Every array comes with the forEach, Map, Reduce, Filter, etc. methods built on the prototype. It’s easy to take these functions

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It’s A Matter Of State

Hey girl, what’s your state? boyfriend no boyfriend married to Ryan Gosling (dream state💕) ‘State’ is a term that is often thrown around in programming. I didn’t think much about it until we started learning React and Redux, which are entirely concerned with state. Having a solid grasp of state is essential

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Let’s Pretend This Never Happened – Undoing Changes in Git

Any beginner developer has been there – you’re working on a project, creating branches, making commits, merging with master, and oops – you made a mistake. You have a ton of commits and the code broke somewhere. Someone else merged your branch and now it’s four steps ahead with incorrect code. You made all

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Understanding JavaScript Closures

I first learned about closures before starting my coding bootcamp and thought I had a general handle on the concept. Then I learned about them for a second time in my course and felt more confused than I was before. I decided to write a post to solidify my understanding of the

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Rails and View Helpers

It’s week 4 of my coding bootcamp and we’ve reached the much-hyped and much-anticipated unit of Rails! We’ve spent the last two weeks wading through the nitty-gritty of building of web apps using lower-level Ruby web tools like Rack and Sinatra. It’s important to understand what’s going on behind-the-scenes so that Rails

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puts “Hello World! Learning to Code with Ruby.”

Some people find their calling early in life and graduate into a meaningful career that challenges their intellect, gives them a sense of purpose, and fills their days with joy. Some people mess around for years while broke and whining that their current dead-end job is killing their soul. With a few