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Vitor Paladini
Vitor Paladini

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What's that piece of code that you have to Google *every time*?

"Is it .splice(), .slice() or .explode()?"

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Marcell Cruz

Regular expressions in general, i've used to do the same for reduce but then I saw one definition that I always remember

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Vitor Paladini

Reduce argument order was a common search for me as well, but repeating "prev, curr, ind, arr" a million times eventually made me learn it 😄

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Marcell Cruz

"acc, item".. was the one that done it for me, I don't know why I always found it "prev" wierd, like, it's not the previous value is the accumulation of the previous values, I know that you can argue that "prev" means the previous returned value, but I always got confused because of this 😄 it's funny how much naming is important in programming and how different people have a different understanding of the names

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Meir Gabay

I use regex101.com/ constantly

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Madza

regex

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Vitor Paladini

regex is a classic, I've been through the whole HackerRank's regex course last year but still find myself searching for specific regex patterns

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Madza • Edited on

Exactly, I was considering to learn everything there is on it (like taking some advanced course or smth), tho I decided not to. While you know what you can do with it and it's use cases, you can quickly search it up thanks to sites like RegExr and Regex101.

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Andrew Baisden

Even now I don't know it that well I have to constantly keep googling it to remember different patterns. If we used it day to day then I think we would learn it better. I watched a video where a developer was using regex for daily productivity.

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Nicholas Fazzolari

Yup. Same.

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Klaudio Milankovic

How to make a triangle in CSS. You know those that you apply on :after.

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Amrish Kushwaha

always googled :)

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Brad

Not sure if you can call it "code", but I need to lookup css all the time.

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Vitor Paladini

CSS might not be a programming language but it is a kind of code nonetheless 🙂

One CSS thing that I always search for is gradients syntax and display: grid stuff

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perpetual . education

It's totally a programming language... / but - it's ok if you don't agree.

background-image: url($url); - is a function that goes and sends an HTTP request for an image based on an argument.

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perpetual . education

CSS in general probably doesn't count - because it's like - an entire language / but "Is it text-decoration or font-style...?" - is surely what this discussion is about! haha

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Vitor Paladini

It does count, yes! 😄

For me if it is a matter of property name DevTools suggestions works great. But if it is a whole concept like Grid, Gradients or Flexbox, then I have to search it

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Michiel Hendriks • Edited on

That and String.format when it's not a simple %s

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Mumin Gazi

Space in html :/

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Yogesh S

Its the kind of thing, you tend to forget all the time 😂😂

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Victor Osório • Edited on

No-Break-SPace =>  

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Mumin Gazi

Now that is helpful. Thanks!

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Björn Grunde

Every single haystack/needle argument order for any PHP function that uses them.
I mean did the core team meeting go like:
Dev1: Hey let's decide the order for arguments in array functions.
Dev1: I think we should use the order; needle, haystack, optional.
Dev2: That's not fun. Let the order always be random, also let's make those functions also solve several problems at once so we can have more arguments thrown in.
Rest of devs: Applauds

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Elliot Derhay

For PHP in general, DateTime, DateTimezone, and how to create a format string for the DateTime::format() method.

For WordPress, the parameters for wp_enqueue_script() and wp_enqueue_style().

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Eber Reta

I also always look for Datetime and strtotime function in PHP 🤣

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André Matias

Always is the datetime UNIX formats. I just don't get this hehe.

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Vitor Paladini

I've come to a conclusion that, no mater how experienced you are, dealing with Date always require some hours of googling.

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Daniel Brady

Centering a div in CSS.

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Raphael Habereder • Edited on
new MessageFormat("I just want to format {0} {1}").format("strings","easily");

Every damn time :D I just can't remember it, but need it so often.
LocalDate is a great candidate was well. I still use my Calendar until I remember there's something newer/fancier with LocalDate

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Marco Damaceno

JavaScript slice and indexOf.
PHP map, filter and reduce. I always forget the order of the arguments.

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btlm

I google for for loop syntax every time I switch technologies I use. I used to develop application in PHP with Twig templating, now I work in Node.js and Angular. The hardest thing to remember is when to type in or of :D

{% for user in users %} - in Twig we have in <array>

*ngFor="let item of items" - in Angular we have of <array>

Annoying.

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Vitor Paladini

It makes me happy to know that some things never change, haha.

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Rembrandt Reyes (He/Him)

for...of vs for...in

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