Testing With Custom Matchers in Vue

Testing libraries like Jasmine, and Jest often provide conditionals like toBeEqual or toHaveBeenCalledWith to check that a piece of code has an expected outcome. However, more often than not, a project might have a unique set of conditions that it might want to check against that are not included in the vocabulary of a testing library. For example, if you wanted to test that an element in a vue instance had content, you could create a method called hasContent and pass it an element to check whether or not its contents are empty.
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Old to New; Contexts in React 16.3

A couple of days ago, React 16.3 was released. The update brought with it many changes, including an official (recommended for use) Context API that replaces the old (not recommended for use) Context API, a createRef API, and a forwardRef API to name a few. Among the changes introduced in React 16.3, I most anticipated the change to the Context API. Adding Context to Context For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, context is a technique in React used to pass data down from parent to child without having to rely on props.
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An Ode to Vue

A couple of months ago, I made the switch from React to Vue. I had been playing around with Vue for a bit before making the switch and was impressed by how lightweight, and versatile Vue was. Compared to my initial experience learning React (👋 JSX), picking up Vue felt like a breeze. Not only is Vue very well documented, it is also very straighforward and doesn’t require a lot of initial set up to get started.
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