How to Create a Custom Checkbox Form in Vue

Custom Checkbox Component Vue

You have a problem. The browser’s default checkbox form is ugly and outdated, but importing an entire library just to change the styling seems like overkill. Instead, let’s build a custom checkbox form component from scratch. It will take 15 minutes to type up, or just 3 if you just copy and paste my boilerplate … Read more

JavaScript vs Java – Differences, Similarities, and History

JavaScript vs Java; Differences, Similarities, and History

The naming of Java and JavaScript confuses many new programmers. They sound so similar, so one might think they have the same use-cases, similar properties, or maybe the same company created both languages. None of those assumptions are true! JavaScript is primarily used as a front-end in-the-browser language, like how we use it for Qvault’s … Read more

Top Web Development Programming Languages; A Comparison

Top Web Development Programming Languages; A Comparison

The software development industry is growing at a break-neck pace. Currently, there are close to 19 million software developers in the world, and this number is expected to double by 2030. If you are someone looking to break into the industry, the first step is to learn and understand the different programming languages and the … Read more

The Nuances of Constants in Go; Go Isn’t JavaScript

The Nuances of Constants in Go; Go Isn't JavaScript

Constants can be confusing and easy to misuse in Go if you are coming from an untyped language. Let’s take a look at some of the nuanced details of how they work in Go. It’s probably unsurprising, but Go’s constants are almost nothing like JavaScript’s bastardized version of the concept. Go vs JavaScript Many programming … Read more

Free Functional Programming Course Released – JavaScript and PureScript

Intro to Functional Programming Course

We just launched our new “Intro to Functional Programming” course, and frankly, I’m a bit exhausted (more on that later). This course is an interactive code-in-the-browser course that teaches the basics of FP in JavaScript and PureScript. In order to celebrate this launch, we will be offering the course for free on signup (using the … Read more

How to Make a Simple Vue Custom Select Component

How to Make a Simple Vue Custom Select Component

Creating a custom select tag with your own styling is notoriously difficult. Sometimes it’s impossible without building your own from scratch using a combination of styled divs and custom JavaScript. In this article, you’ll learn how to build a Vue custom select component that can be easily be styled using your own CSS. In fact, … Read more

Running Python in the Browser with Web Assembly

Running Python in the Browser with WASM and Web Workers

We’ve been wanting to expand Qvault’s curriculum, and one of the most requested programming languages has been Python. Because our courses allow students to write and execute code right in the web browser, we decided to look into existing projects that allow a Python interpreter to run in the browser using Web Assembly. We settled … Read more

Running Go in the Browser with WASM and Web Workers

Running Go in the Browser with WASM and Web Workers

We’ve recently made big changes to how we execute Go in the browser on Qvault and want to explain the enhancements. Web Workers are the reason we’ve been able to solve some of the serious browser-related coding problems that were holding us back. Consider this article a sequel to Running Go in the Browser with … Read more

Creating a Custom Tooltip Component in Vue

creating a custom tooltip component in vue

There are plenty of libraries out there that will have you up and running with a good tooltip solution in minutes. However, if you are like me, you are sick and tired of giant dependency trees that have the distinct possibility of breaking at any time. For that reason, we’re going to build a custom … Read more

HLS Video Streaming with Node.JS – A Tutorial

Video Streamed in Node JS

The goal of this tutorial will be to build a robust video (or music) streaming API using Node JS. Don’t worry, it’s surprisingly easy since we will be utilizing a modern protocol, HTTP Live Streaming, or HLS. Why use HLS for video streaming? HLS allows us to serve large media files as many smaller files. … Read more