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Specificity is the process by which a browser determines what CSS property values to apply to an element in cases where that same element is targeted more than once. Specificity is determined by applied selectors. If an element is selected only once, then specificity isn’t a concern. Understanding specificity makes…

Since I’ve begun applying to more front-end engineer roles, I discovered that my Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) fundamentals weren’t what I need them to be confident with the expected work. My next couple of posts will be dedicated to expanding my CSS design knowledge

Today, we’re starting with the CSS…

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JSON stands for JavaScript Object Notation. JSON is a human-readable data interchange format that stores and transmits data. JSON was introduced in December 1999 based on a subset of the JavaScript Programming Language Standard ECMA-262 3rd Edition. Over the last 20 years, JSON has increased in popularity due to its…

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If you’re a React beginner, I would strongly suggest continuing to read this post as I’ll cover the basics of React Hooks. React Hooks were included in React v16. 8.0 in February 2019 and since then their usefulness has been widely debated. The first question is, what exactly are Hooks…

The things that we don’t see.

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As technology has progressed, parts of our lives that would have previously required some form of effort can now be done with only a few keystrokes or the click of a button. Bits and pieces of our daily lives are replaced with artificial intelligence(AI)…

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At some point during our lives, we have experienced stress at work. Whether it be a heavy workload, unclear expectations, or team dysfunction these things can make our work environment less enjoyable and have serious mental health effects. Stress is understood as having too much or being overactive. …

Developers wield the power of creating digital environments and as the saying goes, with great power, comes great responsibility. It is up to us to make sure that these environments are inclusive by being accessible to all; including those with disabilities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports…

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To start, I would like to say thank you for taking the time to read my blog. I am a software engineering student who is relatively new to the tech field. This post ,as well as, subsequent posts will catalogue my learning journey as I dive into new and amazing…

Jade McDaniels

Software engineer student at Flatiron School

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