Did you know… there are browser console utilities like $0
This is just a short record of a discovery [late 😬] I made yesterday. There I was, working away on Kent C Dodd’s Epic react fundamentals (highly recommended by the way) when he’s demonstrating something via a console log and enter
$0 to get the selected DOM node in his dev tools…
Well tickle me pink, this was news to me. I asked a few colleagues and not one knew about it either. I fired out a tweet about it thanking Kent and announcing my regret for years lost using
document.query plus whatever I could to select the element at hand.
Now what I did notice was thrice folded:
- Tagging popular people gets you lots of impressions 😀
- Plenty of people had NOT seen it either 👀
- There were more of them 💥
Thankyou @bcinarli for that forward of you’re tweet. I’ve been playing with these days and they’re so damn useful.
Familiar to me in the sense i know
$_ from my Bash scripting and
$('selector') is very JQuery indicative. I wonder if there are more out there, hidden away little easter eggs for me to find 😈.
Anyway hope that helps someone else out there.