The ü/ü Conundrum

I implemented search and filtering for entities on our product at epilot. The users were heavily using the feature, however, a unique issue surfaced: difficulties in filtering file names containing diacritical marks like umlauts (Äpfel, über, schön, etc.). Intrigued, I delved into the logic to investigate. Initially, everything seemed in order. For instance, a file named “blöb”… Continue reading The ü/ü Conundrum

How using Server-Timing API helped bring > 70% perf improvement

When working on the web, we all end up coming across situations where the experience for the user seems a bit janky. This happens either when you are dogfooding, or the users actually highlight facing that slowness, or you see that for yourself in your performance metrics or tools. What one’d do in such a… Continue reading How using Server-Timing API helped bring > 70% perf improvement

Failed to execute ‘removeChild’ on ‘Node’.

This error is frequently noticed on some projects. Though it seems to be something to do with DOM modification, there seems to be nothing obvious from code where this could be caused. So, turns out there can be multiple reasons for this to occur: 1. Applying browser translation on non-wrapped elements.2. Conditionally rendering elements inside… Continue reading Failed to execute ‘removeChild’ on ‘Node’.