Category: Coding

Refactoring z-index

Ever found a z-index of 999 in CSS and wondered if there really are 998 other elements below it? This is a post about how I have refactored CSS z-indexes to become sane. Read more...

Error Handling with Fetch (and custom React hook)

One thing that has struck me javascript's fetch function is that it often looks so simple. When I see the same thing in a pull request, I'm not overly impressed. No, just because this works on a sunny day doesn't mean you're done. You need error handling as well! Read more...

Create Fake Backend with Node Express

The thing I’m most satisfied with in a long time is the introduction of a fake backend for my team’s frontend development. When you have another system that you depend on and that you have no control over, it’s always worth considering if that system can be replaced with a fake version for development. This is especially valuable when this backend system(s) is highly configurable and can be in a lot of different “states” that you cannot control. Read more...

Using Angular HTTP Interceptor for Logging

A thing we’ve found handy in the Angular application I’m currently working on, is the console logging of HTTP requests and responses. This makes it quick to determine if a problem exists in the Angular app or in the REST service we’re calling (that we develop alongside the Angular app). Since logging it this way will show exactly which method is being called, the data being sent, headers and everything you need, there is no risk of mistaking one server interaction with another one. Read more...

Code Sharing with Multi-App Angular Project Using Base Components

I’m building a new version of a web shop in Angular that should be used on three different web sites for three of my client’s subsidiary companies. In the current solution, everything but the CSS is common, even the HTML. That has proven to lack the necessary flexibility when the different subsidiaries have different needs and their design agencies are told that they are not allowed change the mark-up. Every change also has to be approved by all three subsidiaries, which takes time. Read more...

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