Dr. Derek Austin
Front End Developer at Self-Employed
Expertise: JavaScript, React, Node.js, SEO and web-performance.
Education: Virginia Commonwealth University

Dr. Derek Austin is a front end developer with more than 20 years of web developer experience. Austin specializes in improving the performance of Next.js/React apps. He has previously held contract developer roles for Propel Data Cloud, Hilton and Loop. Austin is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a master’s and bachelor’s degree in bioinformatics and a doctorate in physical therapy.   

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Big O, Big Theta and Big Omega notations express an algorithm’s time and space complexity. Discover what each one is and what the differences between them are. 
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The question mark operator is used in JavaScript as an alternative to an if statement, especially where a value is assigned based on a conditional.
software engineers checking for null in javascript
In JavaScript, typeof null returns ‘object’, so how do you check for null? One way is to use the double equality operator.
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JavaScript doesn’t have a dedicated sleep() function that causes the code to wait before resuming execution. Here's how to write a JavaScript sleep function. 
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JSON.stringify() and JSON.parse() are useful tools for handling JSON-formatted content in JavaScript, though they have some limitations.
Types of data checked by javascript operators.
The JavaScript typeof operator is a useful and easy way to check the type of a variable in your code. It can be used to determine if data is an array, boolean or other.