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The personal weblog of Zander Martineau


Fix Chrome caching of Source Maps

Over the past few days I have (finally) started tinkering with Grunt and one feature, Source Maps, that I have been using on a recent project was not quite working for me. I had set up my Uglify task that concats, uglifies and creates a source map of the various files and all was well, that is, until I realised that these source maps were not updating along with the changes to my compiled javascript. I didn’t realise quickly enough that Chrome (in my case, Canary) was caching these source maps despite the ‘Disable cache’ option was enabled.

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On staying current

At TMW, I always ask interviewees how they keep up-to-date with the latest in front-end web goings-on. The answers I receive are varied but there’s always a few recurring themes: Twitter and blogs – but which ones. I thought it would be a good idea to document my own ‘stategy’ for staying current, here it is.

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