Include full content in site feed in Hugo
· ☕ 2 min read
Include all content of your posts in your site feed when using Hugo static site generator. By default Hugo will include only summary in your website feed (e.g. in /index.xml). Your theme may already provide a way to provide full content instead of just the summary. If it doesn’t, you can make those simple changes yourself.

Pass all scoped slots b/w components
· ☕ 1 min read
A nice way to pass along all scoped slots to a component. We can pass all props from the source component to target using this code - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 <wrapper> <b-table v-bind="$attrs" v-on="$listeners"> <template v-for="(_, slot) of $scopedSlots" v-slot:[slot]="scope" ><slot :name="slot" v-bind="scope" /></template> </b-table> </wrapper> Found this in this StackOverflow post.

Asserts are not just for testing
· ☕ 2 min read
Assert is a general-purpose validator and should not be used in the context of testing alone. An assert in Javascript simply checks for truthy values and produces an error otherwise. We use it quite a bit in automated testing when checking for correctness of output for pre-defined inputs. We use asserts like so -

unknown vs. any in Typescript
· ☕ 1 min read
Why use unknown when we have any in Typescript? Type inferences are powerful and allows us to do magic when we don’t know types. 1 2 3 const i: any = 1; console.log(i); // 1 unknown seems to do the same thing. 1 2 let x: unknown = 1; console.

Interfaces as function types in Typescript
· ☕ 2 min read
Let’s get to know interfaces for functions - yes, that’s a thing. We have seen interfaces used as types and interfaces as array types. Since function is an object and interfaces are supported on other objects, they should be supported on functions also. Right? You betcha. What is this blog if we can’t write about all the stuff that no one care’s about?

Modules in Typescript
· ☕ 3 min read
It’s not the why, but more on what of ‘modules’. No Javascript is an island. It was an island about two decades back but Javascript has done some pretty good land reclaimation to form large continents now. So it goes without saying that these are not the days of writing Javascript or Typescript in <script> tag in a single HTML.

Extend interfaces in Typescript
· ☕ 2 min read
Interface an interface. If that doesn’t excite you, I don’t know what will. We have seen interfaces used as types before. But as our God Goop says - “abstract; (while && when) you can;”. So, we are here to know about interfaces for interfaces. Consider this simple example - 1 2 3 interface Borg { name: string; } Now, any class implementing the interface Borg will have a name attribute.

Interfaces for Arrays in Typescript
· ☕ 2 min read
What exactly are interfaces for arrays? Previously we have seen interfaces as types. Interfaces provide useful abstraction on class and can be useful in tricky situations with complex types. But, what about interfaces for array? It turns out interfaces can be as easily applied for array types as well. They are just super useful as interfaces that define complex types and make arrays type-safe - nothing more, nothing less.

Anonymous functions in Typescript
· ☕ 2 min read
Let’s talk anonymous functions and make them, well, “not anonymous”. Anonymous functions are just functions without names. If you have been following this blog, or have written some Javascript - you surely would have come across them. Anonymous functions are just function expressions. Let’s see a quick example. The following code block has a ‘named’ function.

Abstract classes in Typescript
· ☕ 2 min read
Why and how of using abstract classes in Typescript. We have seen a bit of classes and objects in Typescript previously. There was however a key aspect of object oriented programming missing there. Although we discussed inheriting classes, we never mentioned abstract classes. Sacrilege, that. On the other hand, anything goes for the daily blogging gobble-gobble.

Crazy space utilization in VSCode
· ☕ 2 min read
Running out of space? You have VSCode and love tinkering with it? Then do this. Well the introductory line is cheesy and shows desperation for clicks. So, I had to have them. And - no, this is not even a secret. VSCode stays sane until it goes insane with storage space.

Non-number values for enum in Typescript
· ☕ 1 min read
Use non-numbers in Typescript enums. enums have the following typical definition and usage - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 enum Colors { red, blue, green } console.log(Colors[1]); // blue Or, the numbers can be explicitly specified.. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 enum Colors { red = 1, blue = 2, green = 3 } console.

Decorators in Typescript
· ☕ 2 min read
Decorate a class, member or property to signify its specialty. Decorators are not available in Javascript but enable us to enhance our Typescript libraries and code. Decorators are experimental features in Typescript at this time. A decorator is a way to annotate or modify a class, properties, functions or parameters. Decorator is specified against a target class, and has a body that indicates the decorator’s function.