Three Things I Learned This Week - December 22 2016

  • Have you ever wanted to pull a commit from a different repo into your current repo? It's not something I do often, but in the case where there is a very self contained commit, that is somewhat app agnostic, it can be a very efficient way to get new code into your project.
# From project-a
git remote add project-b
git fetch project-b
git cherry-pick <SHA-from-project-b>
# Merge conflicts and done!
  • This article from Ire Aderinokun is a great overview of the different client-side storage options.
  • Here's a great little trick that I really like for playing with page copy.
// In Chrome or Firefox's dev tools console, set -
document.designMode = "on";

Now you can place a cursor anywhere in the web page and type as if it were an editor! This is a great way to test out different lengths of headlines, or button copy, etc. Anything that might cause layout issues across different screen sizes.

Written by Alex Brinkman who lives and works in Denver, but plays in the mountains.