Notes of Maks Nemisj

Experiments with JavaScript


Why not to use NODE_ENV for defining environments

Recently I’ve came across a couple of node.js projects which use NODE_ENV for defining environment for the Development, Testing, Acceptance and Production (DTAP) pipeline. At first sight this looks like a good idea, but I would advise against it. What we often see is that npm modules are consuming NODE_ENV as either ‘production’ or something […]

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Using = null; instead of ;

How often have you done this in you code? Instead of this? While it might be used to accomplish the same result, the code above has some hidden pitfall in it. Image situation that you always use the code above, also inside your for statements. If you wouldn’t be careful enough, you might trap in […]