Emmanouil Liakos

Emmanouil Liakos

Software Engineer

Hi, I'm Manos :)

I am Full Stack Software Engineer from Greece, currently focusing on Front End technologies. I usually speak JavaScript!

I created this blog to document my development journey, share my thoughts and concerns about technology and self-development, while solidifying my everyday learning.


How to handle boolean values in SQLite using JavaScript Proxies

March 22, 2022

If you've ever worked with SQLite, you should be aware of the supported data types and Boolean isn't one of them.

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Conditional GitHub action based on commit message

October 13, 2021

It's really annoying having a certain build/deployment GitHub action run on every push.

You can use this to run it based on the commit message's content:

name: Publish
- master
if: "contains(github.event.head_commit.message, '[build]')"

Feel free to change the '[build]' part with whatever string you want.

You can also put a ! at the beginning to invert the logic (Run the action on commit messages that DON'T contain a certain string)

Browser frame budget

July 25, 2021

A refresh rate of 60 FPS is typical for any device these days. This means that in the timeframe of 1 second, the browser has to draw 1 frame on the screen, which in turn means that each frame has a time budget of 16.6ms (1 second / 60 frames = 16.66ms). Drawing this frame in 16.6ms includes:

  • Executing JS
  • Calculating styles
  • Calculating layout
  • Painting pixels on layers
  • Compositing those layers

Since all of these tasks run in a single thread, when they take more than ~10ms (not 16ms, because there is also other work being done by the browser), frames start to drop. Drop enough frames and visually perceptible lagginess starts to occur.

Sources: Rendering Performance by Paul Lewis


Arrays passed to template literals get coerced to strings

December 4, 2020

Nice little thing I learned today: When you pass an Array as a value to a template literal, it gets implicitly coerced into a String. Behind the scenes String.prototype.concat is used, as stated in the ECMA-262 specification document.

const fruits = ['apples', 'oranges'];
console.log(`${fruits}`); // 'apples,oranges'


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