30 Days of Node.js – Day 4

Day 4 of the 30 Days of Node.js challenge was about the console object and its different methods. Until now, I was only using console.log(…) to display data in the console. Today, I’ve learned that by using console.log(…), console.info(…), console.warn(…) and console.error(…) I can control how the error message will appear within the browser’s console. […]

30 Days of Node.js – Day 3

Today’s lesson was about regular expressions. I do have to admit that regular expressions are definitely one of my weaknesses. Every time I think “Yes, now I got it!” and run a test against my pattern, it fails. It’s definitely something I need to learn deeply in the future. But for now, I’m happy I […]

30 Days of Node.js – Day 2

Yesterday, I started the 30 Days of Node.js challenge. While yesterdays lesson was about servers and how to display various formats, such as strings, JSON files, HTML files, etc., today’s lesson was about the file system such as reading, writing and deleting files. Today’s code snippets can be found on https://github.com/nielslange/30-days-of-node-js/tree/master/Day%2002%20-%20File%20System.

Let the (CSS) games begin!

gamification | ˌɡeɪmɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n | noun [mass noun]  the application of typical elements of game playing (e.g. point scoring, competition with others, rules of play) to other areas of activity, typically as an online marketing technique to encourage engagement with a product or service: gamification is exciting because it promises to make the hard stuff in life fun. Apple Dictionary I’m not […]

macOS Mojave: Only turn menu bar and dock dark

Roughly two weeks ago Apple released their latest OS, macOS Mojave. While I run a handful of applications in dark mode already, Apple implemented dark mode rather poorly. In my opinion, some applications, such as Notes and iCal are simply too dark. Wouldn’t it be great to only have the menu bar and dock in dark […]

How to contribute to Gutenberg

Contributing to an open source project can be fun. But how to get started? The following simple steps should get you up and running and empower you to contribute to open source projects on Github.

Using YouTube API to show videos automatically on WordPress site

“A picture is worth a thousand words” Moving pictures are even better! Thus, a while ago a friend asked me to help her show the most recent three videos from her YouTube channel on her website. Of course, I could have told her to copy and paste the YouTube URL into the editor, as WordPress […]

Using WP-CLI on VVV without SSH

For years I’ve been using MAMP PRO. After blowing up my database recently, I decided to finally switch over to VVV. Luckily I got a fantastic introduction from Konstantin Obenland at the Contributor Day at the WordCamp Bangkok 2018.

Quality vs. quantity of installed plugins

In the previous month I’ve talked to countless people about WordPress. One question keeps coming back over and over again: How many plugins can I install without facing negative affects? There’s only one answer to that question: It depends on the plugins.