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The simplest HTTP proxy with custom headers

posted in Nodejs on 2020-05-06   proxy headers authorization node local request server req http basic pass

These days I had an interesting problem to solve. At work, on our staging environment, we have basic authorization. It works really well but for some older versions of Chrome we experienced a weird issue. The browser did not pass the authorization header. The app runs fine but as soon as it does a fetch request to a local endpoint the request fails with 401 not-authorized error. In the modern browsers that's not happening because the browser kinda knows that we came here with basic auth and automatically includes authorization: basic ... header.

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Children in JSX

posted in JavaScript on 2017-01-06   todo header component return props children function todos classname todolist title

(This article is part of React in patterns series.)

React is highly composable. And the API that enables that is props.children. It gives us the power to create a placeholder that is later filled with content from the outside.

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React.js in patterns

posted in JavaScript on 2016-07-20   component react title props header data app extends react component class

Long time I was searching for a good front-end framework. Framework that will help me write scalable and easy to maintain UI. Even though React is just a library for rendering it comes with so many benefits that I can easily say “I found it”. And like every thing that I use a lot I started seeing some patterns. Techniques that are applied over and over again and I see in the code of other developers. It’s time that I start documenting, discussing and sharing these patterns.

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Cross-browser handling of Ajax requests

posted in JavaScript on 2014-02-23   ops xhr function data request var headers return callback ops method

This blog post is part of series about AbsurdJS. I'll continue filling the library with small and self organized black boxes. In the last article we talked about creating a JavaScript router. This time we will go through the process of making Ajax requests.

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SASS: interpolation in a name of variable

posted in CSS3 on 2013-08-29   bg background color interpolation header include set variable sass set styles dark include set styles arg header include bg arg header

I just answered on that question at StackOverflow. That's actually asked a lot last few months.

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PHP: export data to XLS file

posted in PHP on 2010-12-01   xlswritelabel echo pack 0x0 function content type application header content type download header content row col 0x0 echo pack ssssss

Sometimes it is necessary to present your data in format which is popular and easy to work with. In most cases the CSV format will fit perfectly you and your clients, but sometimes you have to export the information in XLS file. These several functions will help you to do that.

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