GET query string parameters – Cheat

GET query string parameters – Cheat

A utility function to get the value of any query string parameter

We all know that the query string parameters are available for us through window.location (JavaScript Window Location Object). But query string usually turns up as a string and has to be parsed to get the necessary attribute out. There is an easy way through a utility function given below, this can be included in any web deployment:

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Yarn on the Rise

Yarn on the Rise

Titans such as Facebook and Google have teamed up to make a faster and better package manager in comparison to npm. It is called Yarn. Though, don’t be alarmed this package management tool takes packages from NpmJS and Bower registries supporting parallel dependency installations.

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Quick Introduction to Hapi

Quick Introduction to Hapi

Just a disclaimer before we start, I have worked with Express and will definitely not say it is a better framework but just a different one. Hapi.js is a web framework for rapidly building web applications, REST API and services.

Hapi was created around the idea that configuration is better than code, that business logic must be isolated from the transport later. – Erin Hammer

Since, it is quite similar to Express, let us compare the syntax between Express and Hapi for some common functionality that the frameworks will be used to implement.

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How to Automate an npm install if package.json is Modified using Git Hooks

How to Automate an npm install if package.json is Modified using Git Hooks

Currently, most (if not all) of my projects contain a package.json which is frequently modified to manage my dependencies in the project. But when collaborating we usually have to checked with every git pull to see if the package.json has been changed, if so we ensure that that we do a npm install. This in most cases is a bottleneck and frequently leads to errors.

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Permission API

Permission API

The browser by itself packs alot of powerful API functionalities. But most of the time these APIs that are provided can leak sensitive user information to the public. Think about geolocation, audio/video access (get camera access) etc and you’ll get an idea of the insecurities that it packs. Hence, there have been initiatives to make the use of these APIs more secure (I recently faced a problem at my company when chrome decided to deprecate the use of “Powerful Features” on insure origins). But most of the time the user has to prompted to gain access to these APIs. Actually, it seems to be not so.

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