Programming style question: say I'm returning a value that is conditional on a flag, in JavaScript. Is it better to return a conditional value (return bool ? this : that) or conditionally return a value (bool ? return this : return that) and why do you think this?

I still don't understand why people get so excited about Markdown.

"JavaScript for React developers" tutorials are real things, and just now jQuery died laughing. (Donate to the EFF in lieu of flowers)

Today I learned that the only mascot for cobol is for specifically GNUcobol, and the mascot is just another gnu but one that looks really distressed

So, I'm a senior dev now, and I realize part of my job is to be sick of your bullshit, which I totally am, but the hard part seems to be figuring out just how much.

I've been writing JavaScript, and before that php, for a long time. This week, I've been trying and failing to get up and running in a Microsoft environment, and right now I'm trying to downgrade from visual studio 2019 to 2015 to see if that fixes me. I am not impressed.

I've been writing JavaScript, and before that php, for a long time. This week, I've been trying and failing to get up and running in a Microsoft environment, and right now I'm trying to downgrade from visual studio 2019 to 2015 to see if that fixes me. I am not impressed.

I'm currently reading How to Win Friends and Influence People, and I feel I should be live-blogging the absurd parts. Which is most of the parts .

Can we go back to AI winter again? Because I'm sick of this shit.

I'm still skeptical about how maintainable the styles are, but I like Vue single file components anyway. They remind me of the server side html includes we wrote 15 years ago, or the pug html includes I wrote last week

Drat. Can anyone suggest resources for a crash course on the .net ecosystem for a js developer who grew up on php?

Has anyone here ever used one of those react component download/plugin type websites? I just learned they were a thing.

That's it, I'm officially old. I just checked out staticgen.com and immediately started complaining that I don't need this crap, I have gulp and pug and less and Vue and good old fashioned writing my own damn code.

That's it, I've become the sort of person who reads working group drafts for CSS module specs on the w3c website and gets all excited.

Why haven't we on the internet solved for forms yet? Why are forms never not hard? Why does each new tool and framework and library always enter a room forms-processing first? Why is this still a problem?

I just find it strange, I started my career with composeable html, and then there was a whole bunch of php that progressively moved away from that model, and now I'm looking at component js frameworks that sort of gives me composeable html again but worse.

Whatever happened to server-side includes? Why did we stop using them?

I'm still wary of being turned into a den mother, but I have to admit I like teaching junior devs

It is astonishing how much my job pays me to sit around and talk to the help desk all day to try and make the broken tools and services provided to me work

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