A Pull Request (PR) should always be up to date with the branch into which it is being merged. Another way of saying this is you should be able to merge your PR as a fast-forward merge (even if you decide not to do a fast-forward merge). In this post we’ll look at how a safe looking PR that is out of date can be catastrophic to merge.
When deleting a large directory from the command line, it can take a frustratingly long time for the task to complete. This is a trick I use to speed things up.
I recently had a conversation about “git reset –hard” vs “git checkout -f”, and it turns out they do the same thing. This is one of the tricky things about Git, there are often multiple ways to do the same thing.
Conceptually, “git reset” is erasing your last change while “git revert” is adding a new change that undoes your previous change.
The nvm command allows you to switch between versions of node. Often a project will include a .nvmrc file to specify the version of node to use. Even if a project does not contain an .nvmrc file, you may be able to read the preferred node version from package.json and use that value with nvm.
I wanted to render a ReactJS component for a limited amount of time every time (think of a notification that pops up and then goes away). Ideally, we would like to be able to apply this limited time rendering to any component, so this was an excellent candidate for a Higher Order Component (HOC).
A common programming pattern when using WordPress filters is the early return pattern (also know as the “short-circuit” pattern). This pattern is useful when you want to allow a filter to override a value that is “expensive” to calculate.
When I downsized to a 65% keyboard I knew I was giving up function keys and a number pad but what caught me off-guard was the loss of my backtick (a.k.a. grave accent(`)) key. Because my keyboard runs QMK firmware, I’ve tried a number of modifications.
I replaced my keyboard of many years with a Drop.com Alt keyboard. This keyboard uses QMK firmware, which allows you to create modified firmware and run it on your keyboard. These are my notes about how I built a copy of the firmware locally and pushed it to my keyboard.
When developing code related to the WordPress heartbeat, it is frustrating to make your code changes and then wait for the next heartbeat to occur. You can trigger the WordPress heartbeat in the browser manually to eliminate this delay.