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Demystifying webpack - What's a Bundler doing?

In my introduction to this series on Demystifying Build Tools , I introduced the core concepts of webpack and babel. I've created a couple other posts on various facets of babel, like @babel/preset-env and babel plugins more generally . If you haven't read those, I'd highly recommend them…

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Demystifying Babel Plugins: A Debugging Story

In previous posts in this series, Build Tools Demystified and Demystifying @babel/preset-env I introduced the ideas I wanted to cover and then dove into @babel/preset-env to see what we could learn. In this post, I'm going to do a little more general treatment of babel plugins, though the…

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Five Thoughts From Getting Into Open Source Maintenance

Normally I wouldn't be writing, let alone publishing, a blog post on a Sunday since I typically spend time with Family or at Church. Today's a bit unique since I got stranded in Dallas due to a weather delay causing me to miss the connecting flight home last night. So, I'm a bit tired at this point…

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Demystifying @babel/preset-env

Ideally my post Build Tools Demystified helped to clarify some of the basic ideas in play when using babel and webpack. If not, please let me know things that can be clarified or added further! I'd love to have this series by helpful to someone outside of the talk I give based on it. I know for me…

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Build Tools Demystified - My Thoughts

Hi again! Another prep post for a work talk I'm giving. The talk isn't until the start of October, so if you're reading this post after that point I hope it helps you. This one will probably be followed up by another one that takes a more "talk in a post" approach, whereas this one will be "thoughts…

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Sharpen Your Axe: Tools to Find Knowledge

What does it mean to "find knowledge"? At work recently I've been reflecting a lot on the idea of "learning time" and how to effectively utilize that time to progress as a developer and be able to better do my job. In those musings, I've realized that a lot of the goal is to improve your skills so…

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Who am I?

Hi there! I'm Jordan Nielson, and I'm the creator on this here blog site. I'm hoping to have this site contain all forms of creations that I embark on in my free time, which to start off with will be these blog posts. I'm hoping that by spending more time writing about the things I'm learning and…

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