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danharper / gulpfile.js
Last active Jul 30, 2020
New ES6 project with Babel, Browserify & Gulp
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var gulp = require('gulp');
var sourcemaps = require('gulp-sourcemaps');
var source = require('vinyl-source-stream');
var buffer = require('vinyl-buffer');
var browserify = require('browserify');
var watchify = require('watchify');
var babel = require('babelify');
function compile(watch) {
var bundler = watchify(browserify('./src/index.js', { debug: true }).transform(babel));
twokul /
Last active Oct 26, 2020
Hidden classes in JavaScript and Inline Caching

Hidden classes in JavaScript and Inline Caching

Knowing how internals work is always a good. Pretty much for everything. Cars, trains, computers, you name it. It gives you an insight on what happens under the hood. You also act/react differently based on this knowledge.

As you might have guessed, it’s also true for web development. Knowledge of CSS transitions allows you to achieve better performance and not to use JavaScript in most cases. Knowledge of V8 internals allows you to write more performant JavaScript code. So let’s talk about V8 a little.

A little about V8

V8 is a JavaScript engine built by Google. Firefox built SpiderMonkey, Opera built Carakan and Microsoft built Chakra. One very important difference between V8 and other JavaScript engines is that V8 doesn’t generate any intermediate code. It compiles JavaScr

webdesserts / Gulpfile.js
Last active Oct 17, 2020
Automatically reload your node.js app on file change with Gulp (
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// NOTE: I previously suggested doing this through Grunt, but had plenty of problems with
// my set up. Grunt did some weird things with scope, and I ended up using nodemon. This
// setup is now using Gulp. It works exactly how I expect it to and is WAY more concise.
var gulp = require('gulp'),
spawn = require('child_process').spawn,
* $ gulp server
* description: launch the server. If there's a server already running, kill it.
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