Sometimes when I'm writing Javascript I want to throw up my hands and say "this is bullshit!"....

ben profile image Ben Halpern ・1 min read

...but I can never remember what "this" refers to. 😭

It's an old tweet of mine 😄

We elevated this the jokes tag today, follow if you like more content like this.


plz post the lols


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Me today when @aspittel proposed the jokes tag


The GIF is making me laugh more than the jokes LOL


This joke doesn’t seem ready, you sure it’s not a prototype?


I'm crying...🤣


:cries in arrow functions: This is a joke


Why did the developer had to quit her job?
Because she didn't get arrays. (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻


Some jokes are all about context


This is the first time I’ve wished to put a tag on a blacklist. 😕👨🏻‍🦳

I don’t follow any specific tags, just enjoy reading across all topics that people post.


If you follow a tag and then give it “negative weight” in your dashboard it will help hide this. We’ll have better blacklist tooling in the future


Didn’t know that, thanks!

Yeah, for anyone else that's curious: If you go to dev.to/dashboard/following and give a tag a number like -100 for weight, it will virtually never show up in your feed. The mechanic of first following and then negative is weird and we'll eventually make it more intuitive and discoverable.

Can you call it z-index? Or is this a bad place for a css joke?


A good feeling about this I have.
(edited, less annoying gif)


"this" is a triumph.

I'm making a note here, huge success.



Now ... I'm throw up my laptop! 😆😆


Finally! This is the first tag I'm following.


Funny, that's how I feel when Not using JavaScript


Hahahaha! Awesome!


It took me a while but I finally understood.

Humour required, definitely.


Thanks for genuinely making my day.


Love the new tag! Can’t believe we didn’t have it yet.




cannot find 'hands' of 'undefined'


I figured you were just going to stop at "throw up".


So I guess Javascript writers unite by coordinating our "hands throwing" from across the globe!


It's window.
global was a mistake...