Managing Multiple Versions of Node

With the speed of development happening in Node, at some point, you will encounter version problems. For example, I recently encountered a problem with my local Ghost installation because I'm using the latest version of Node. Ghost, being a large Node application, hasn't yet migrated to the latest version and…

Handling Configuration Files in Go

I’ve been working on a number of Go applications recently, and I was looking for the best or preferred way to read data from a configuration file. But it turns out, there is no preferred way of doing it. I’ve looked into several Go projects in Github, and…

Better Unit Testing with Tape

Unit tests are very useful in improving the overall quality of your codebase by allowing you to test each unit of your application. A unit could be a function, component, or object that can be tested separately from the rest of your application. Having unit tests enforces you to write…

Functional Programming in JavaScript

Unlike in other popular programming languages, functions in JavaScript can be used as variables or parameters in function calls. In short, functions can also be treated as regular values as you would do with strings and numbers. This means that functions can be assigned to variables or passed as arguments…