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Putting yourself out there and answering questions on Stack Overflow is a great way to grow as a software developer. Not only does it let you practice more at what you’re good at, it also let’s you dip your toes into areas where you’re less familiar or learning. There is a lot to providing great answers on Stack Overflow, here are some tips to help out.

This snippet is useful when applied to events that occur many times such as resize and scroll, particularly when the callback does heavy processing. It throttles the calls to the callback by only calling in to the callback if the event has not occurred again in the last 300ms. This technique is called ‘debouncing’.