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Success of Visual Studio Code

I feel proud for being the one of the earliest user of Visual Studio Code (VSCode) at the time of its release. It has spread across all forms of developers in no time. Back then in early 2011, I use to code majorly in notepad++. Its a quite fascinating tool and still have exciting way to highlight and organised the code with its several plugins and features. However, I still only consider it just an tool rather than a comprehensive platform for a front end developer to code. Back then, SVN was used and most of the maintenance were relied on FTP development. Front code didn't go into any rigorous compilation techniques and the stuff was pretty straight forward. Therefore, notepad++ in those day did the trick. But now Front End works on new paradigm shift.

I was very reluctant on the use of Adobe Dreamweaver and Visual Studio Express Web Developer edition as they were heavy software for storage and didn't provide any superior techniques to code an elegant HTML structure. Moreov…

Autofill on Browsers by Jason Grigsby

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Many people know that you can scan your credit card in Mobile Safari. But how many web developers know how to create a form that supports that feature? Not many I’d bet. Auto-Fill Credit Card Forms Using Your iPhone’s Camera in iOS 8. Used with permission. It doesn’t help that Apple has provided zero documentation on how the scan credit card feature works. But there is another factor at play here. The scan credit card feature is a subset of browser functionality that web developers have long ignored: autofill. It’s understandable why web developers haven’t paid much attention to autofill. When you’re filling out forms with test data on a regular basis, autofill tends to get in the way. But autofill is an important feature for our users. Google has found that “users complete forms up to 30% faster” when using autofill. So let’s learn how autofill works, how to build forms that support cross browser autofill, and take advantage of new features like scanning credit cards. How does autofi…