In the world of web development, the management of styles has always been a crucial aspect of building modern and responsive user interfaces. With the rise of CSS in JS libraries like Material UI and Chakra, developers have started creating dynamic and reusable styles using JavaScript; however, the performance implications of these libraries have led to the exploration of alternative solutions. One such solution is CSS Hooks, a library that offers a different approach to managing styles in web applications.

Most APIs and applications that allow you to manage content have some form of deletion functionality. Sometimes you may want to make something recoverable after it’s been deleted, or perform the actual deletion later, and soft deletion is a way to accomplish this.

Entities in your database may also have unique identifiers such as slugs associated with them as well, and when you delete things you typically expect these identifiers to become available for use again. In the case of soft deletes though your deleted entities will still be in the database! If you’re using Postgres or SQLite you can get the best of both worlds by using partial unique indexes, which will in the case of soft deletes would only add slugs on undeleted records to the index; however if you’re connecting a partial index compatible database with Prisma then everything isn’t rainbows and sunshine when it comes to partial indexes.

QR codes provide a very valuable way of sharing information with users, and many applications rely on them for various purposes. Common examples of places where QR codes can be useful include but are not limited to theaters, social gatherings and other booking services. Integrating QR codes can seem intimidating, but thankfully they’re not too difficult to handle with Angular and the help of a couple of robust software libraries such as ZXing.

Many web applications utilize forms in places be it for logging in, making payments, or editing a user profile. As a user of web applications, you have probably noticed that the browser is able to autofill in certain fields when a form appears so that you don’t have to do it yourself. If you’ve ever written an application in Lit though, you may have noticed that this doesn’t always work as expected.

When working inside of Angular applications you may have noticed special attributes such as NgClass, NgStyle and NgModel. These are special attributes that you can add to elements and components that are known as attribute directives. In this article, I will cover how these attributes are created and show a couple of examples.

Losing data can be very frustrating. Sometimes data is lost because of hardware dying, but other times it’s done by mistake. Thankfully, Git has tools that can assist with the latter case at least. In this article, I will demonstrate how one can use the git-reflog tool to recover lost code and commits.

I think it’s safe to say that most of us have been in a situation where we pull down some changes from main and something breaks unexpectedly, or a bug got introduced in a recent deployment. It might not take long to narrow down which commit caused the issue if there’s only a couple of new commits, but if you’re a dozen or more commits behind, it can be a daunting task to determine which one caused it.

If you’ve been a developer for a while, then you hopefully know it is wise to keep secret information such as passwords and encryption keys outside of source control. If you didn’t know that, then surprise! Now you know.

Sometimes slip-ups do happen and a password ends up in a default config file or a new config file was not added to “.gitignore” and that same someone ran “git add .” and didn’t even notice it got committed. There should be protections in place no matter how diligent your programmers are since nobody is infallible, and the peace of mind is well worth it.