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    Default OT: Small Stuff

    Don't sweat the small stuff... unless you are writing JavaScript, in which case, absolutely sweat the small stuff.

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    Default Re: OT: Small Stuff

    It sounds like someone is struggling a bit with Javascript...
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    Haven't you been paying attention? He has been Since 1995.
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    Default Re: OT: Small Stuff

    Yes, and I have been writing JavaScript almost as long (since before 2000 at least).

    But, although it is one of my favourite languages, it still trips me up...


    • Make a syntax error and the browser just refuses to load it - you can't even see it in the browser's debugger to work out what you have f**ked up; block comments are your friend in that situation, so you can binary-chop through the script to home in on the mistake (which is why I never use block-comments in the body of the script, 'coz that mucks up their debugging utility)
    • Other typos just cause it to stop working at that point - you have to step through to spot where in the midst of some function you have written this.eCircles, or this._ecircles instead of this._eCircles


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    RE: Make a syntax error and the browser just refuses to load it

    browser will show syntax errors in the console. Never had an issue like this

    Also why not use a javascript aware IDE such as VSCode, Atom or WebStorm.
    then you use a code quality tool such as JSLint/ESLint or similar which will make sure your code is good and clean and show all these issues as well

    our code is forced through a linter before it is allowed to be merged. but we also have the linter hooked into the IDE as well

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    A howto on this would be a great presentation at a conference. Just Sayin'.
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    Default Re: OT: Small Stuff

    Totally agree.

    I could not write error free JavaScript without it.

    I use VSCode for JavaScript. I have also used WebStorm, but it seems to run much slower... I have not used Atom.
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