Objects and Props in Javascript
· ☕ 6 min read
Know how you can use a Javascript object and its props. Javascript objects have properties or props. As you would have seen in the post about objects and primitives, object operations are quite easy. Though objects can mean more than a few things in Javascript, we will limit discussion of an object to the ** real real ** object.

Objects and Primitives in Javascript
· ☕ 3 min read
Get to know all the practical knowledge about Javascript primitives and objects. In JavaScript, objects are king. If you understand objects, you understand JavaScript. - W3 Schools Everything except primitives is an object in Javascript. A couple of days back, we were talking about Javascript having the following primitives: bool, number, string, undefined and null.

Type Casting in Javascript
· ☕ 2 min read
Don’t know how to type? Get a typewriter. I always wanted to say that. But, if indeed you don’t know types - you can always head over to Javascript types to know more**. So, you know there are types. And, you also know that there can be many a problem in the lousy world of loose typing.

Typing Javascript
· ☕ 3 min read
This one thing I never said ever - “once you type, you cannot un-type”. Yep, I make up words and compete on how to level up in my eating my own words. Even if I allegedly uttered those words (which are totally unoriginal anyway), I happily don’t abide by them. I continue to use Javascript without types with all fervour (and have had a stint with typeless / loosely-typed scripting languages).

The v-model Magic
· ☕ 2 min read
In a previous post, we saw the power of bindings in Vue. v-model is a powerful way to bind variables and UI rendering in Vue. Let us look at a bit more of v-model in this post. Remind me what is v-model about? In its simplest form.. 1 <input type="text" v-model="myName" label="Your name:"> .

Vue Reactivity and Binding
· ☕ 4 min read
The power of Vue is in making reactive components child’s play. Well, that is true if the child in question is a 8-year old nephew who knows the basics of Javascript - you know what I mean. Consider an example that I have used before - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 <template> <div class="hello"> <h1>{{ msg }}</h1> <p> <button @click="sayHello">Hello</button> <span v-if="showHello">&nbsp;World!

Switch from if/else hell
· ☕ 4 min read
Imagine you are in need of a complex if/then routine. No, not the below.. 1 2 3 const smart = true; if (smart) console.log("I am smart"); else console.log("I am not so smart"); .. but more of.. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 function sum(a, b) { let smartMessage; if (a + b <= 0) smartMessage = "Negative numbers are not known and cannot be computed.

Reverse a String in Javascript
· ☕ 2 min read
Oh.. why? Why should we work on theoritical algo problems when we could develop the next Instagram or Salesforce.com? Because, son - you have to learn the different paths to glory. Why take the longer path when it can be shorter? That aside: let us look at multiple ways of reversing a string in Javascript.

Should you use ternary operator?
· ☕ 2 min read
Yes. Now, go back to work.. may be? What the heck is this? I am sure you used something called if/else? const sum = a + b; let result; if (sum > 100) result = "too high"; else result = "just right"; Instead of the “elaborate” syntax, we can just shorthand it.

Vue Program Structure - Objects & Functions
· ☕ 4 min read
Vue provides what are called ‘Single File Components’ (SFC) that make the development process easier. Completely new to Vue? Head over to another post and get to know Vue. One of the big advantages of Vue is the fact that it can be deployed in multiple ways in your app. You can link Vue CDN link and just start using it for simple purposes, or use the full scale development environment setup by Vue CLI.

Test SMTP from Windows Command Line
· ☕ 1 min read
The first thing you want to do when you setup SMTP server is to test it. (yep, I consider myself smart). When the SMTP server setup was ‘once in a blue moon’ process, I could afford to just set up the client through the local Outlook or any other mail client, through Gmail and such.

The Rapid Vue Learning Plan
· ☕ 2 min read
The advise that has been belted out fairly often for budding front-end developers - Learn HTML Learn the fundamentals of Javascript Push yourself through styling Know how to create APIs - REST, GraphQL Go deep with design patterns, test automation, build tools, and so on I beg to differ.

Get to Know Vue
· ☕ 3 min read
Ok, I admit. Amongst the tens of frameworks that I have used and hundreds that I said ‘hello’ in, I have come to love Vue more than I would like to admit. Vue has made my life easier. IMO a beginner to Javascript (but who is experienced with programming) should pick up Vue over anything else that exists today.