Luke Morrigan
Press Start


Blackboxing Scripts In Chrome DevTools

Chrome DevTools has a feature called blackboxing which allows you to ignore certain scripts when debugging. When a script is blackboxed, it's hidden from the call stack pane and you don't step into it when stepping through the code. This is really useful when debugging code that uses frameworks or libraries such as Ember, React or jQuery.

2017 Retrospective

2017 has been a good year for me with some successful projects and some personal firsts. I felt I should do a little retrospective on this stuff, partially so I can come back and look at it in the future, partially as a celebration. It's not in any particular order.

Conditional Breakpoints In Chrome DevTools

A really useful feature that I often find myself using in Chrome DevTools is conditional breakpoints. Conditional breakponts allow you to only pause execution when a certain expression evaluates to true, meaning that you can pause it when you want it to.

New Website!

My previous site hadn't been touched since late 2014 and was running using a custom PHP system I'd written that took markdown and produced the page. This was happening every time someone hit the page so was pretty inefficient.

As my focus is no longer on PHP, I wanted to move towards something JavaScript based. I didn't want to use a client side framework to do this, as the content is pretty static and I feel it would be needless to require JavaScript to present static content.