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George Hanson on September 08, 2018

I'm a full stack web developer, specialising in the following technologies: Back-End MySQL/MariaDB NodeJS Redis PHP Laravel Sysadmin n...
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Yaser Al-Najjar

What do you think about elm vs typescript thing? is anyone gonna die sooner?

And since you're into fullstack, do ever you think js lacks something? or is there any chance for html/css to get replaced one day?

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George Hanson

I personally dislike the syntax of Elm, TypeScript is my preference.

I think that the only thing JavaScript might lack is the static types. Adding it would kind of make TypeScript obsolete, but I think if JavaScript had strict types I would use that instead.

I don't think HTML or CSS is going away, any time soon.

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Yaser Al-Najjar

I agree with everything you said, and I really feel JS creators are really doing too much hard work to ignore all these thoughts of JS devs :(

It's like every developer is begging for the native support of JS typing !

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George Hanson

While it might be a while until script types are available in JavaScript, it will be much better when all browsers implement the modern ES6 standard. Meaning we can write valid ES6 code, without transpiling it down to ES5.

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Yaser Al-Najjar

Yeah, you're right... actually, we wrote an app in Vue, and we never needed to transpile for most of our users.

Here: github.com/coretabs-academy/websit...

Until we knew Safari isn't supporting ES6 (all iphone, OSX, and iPad users complained) so we added babel then.

This gave me very positive impression of how JS is getting adopted faster than any other langs.

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Leonardo Teteo

I believe you use TypeScript with NodeJs as well. What do you use to start a new project with those technologies? The only things I can find are either too simple (one TS file and a package.json, I know how to do it) or too complex (something made by a TypeScript Starter that has too many files and tools for a beginner).

If you, for some reason, don't use TypeScript with NodeJs, then why not?

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George Hanson

You don't need to use TypeScript with NodeJS, it is just an option. TypeScript is a superset of JavaScript which enables features like static type checking. I generally just start these myself and don't use a specific tool, with one main TypeScript file that imports other classes/functions etc.

I do use TypeScript with some projects, I just haven't on my open-source stuff because I needed to write them quick and TypeScript has a fair amount of setup compared.

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Leonardo Teteo

I know that it is not necessary, but it is easier for me given my Java background. I think TypeScript is a fascinating language, so I would like to use it as much as possible.
Thank you for the answer!

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Jonathan Irvin

What is your definition of done?

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George Hanson

I don't think a project can be considered as "done". They always seem to grow and develop into larger and more complex systems.

"Done" is more of a term used when all of the tasks for that specific release have been completed.

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Jonathan Mitchell

only a turkey can be done, says my 86 year old Grampa ;)

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Khushal Patel

How VueJs and Vuex compared to Angular 6 and React in perspective to Enterprise Solution ?

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George Hanson

I personally think that all three of the above (VueJS, Angular and React) can be used for enterprise solutions. I just think it comes down to preference really. At the end of the day, the framework is just the infrastructure of the application. All of the business logic is framework agnostic.

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Juan F Gonzalez

In your experience, what are the major troubles (pain points) when dealing with a PHP API & MySQL/MariaDB combo?

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George Hanson

I don't seem to have too many problems with using MySQL/MariaDB with PHP. Actually, I think it works quite nice. I tend to have more troubles when using something like MongoDB and PHP.

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Juan F Gonzalez

Interesting. In my case, I would say it's the opposite.

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david newton

I would like to be a front end developer and i dont even know where to begin.

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Sophie The Lionhart

How do you feel about Eloquent as well as Collections in Laravel? I'm not a fan. Also more importantly, how many Lowe's could Rob Lowe rob if Rob Lowe could rob Lowe's?

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George Hanson

Eloquent is probably one of the most powerful features of Laravel. Itโ€™s good, to an extent. I think that people certainly over use it and add business logic into models, but they should instead go into separate classes. I also donโ€™t think that eloquent models should be used directly, instead they should be handled by repositories. The one thing I do like eloquent for is the relationships and the query scopes.

With collections, I find these useful from time to time - depending upon my use case. If I need to do some complicated operations on an array of data, filtering and sorting it is easier and clearer for any other developers to know what is happening.

I think it all comes down to personal preference and using the right tool for the use case.

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juankOrtiz

As a Vue.js fan here, what sold you on that specific framework having a bazillion others to choose?

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George Hanson

I think the fact that it's not difficult to learn compared to other frameworks. With Angular there is a steep learning curve and you need to do lots to get something simple done. With React, I'm not a massive fan of templates within JavaScript files. With Vue it seems like a nice in-between. Separation of templates and javascript code (with .vue files) and very simple to learn

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Anderson. J

How do you stay updated about new technologies in the industry?

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George Hanson

Mainly through looking at popular projects on GitHub and speaking with other developers. Find out what they are using, why they like it and give it a go.

Then if I also like it, help the community by sharing it around :)

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tux0r

Is it still "specializing" when you're doing everything?

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George Hanson

Yes, there are far more technologies out there than the stack I specialise in. Those frameworks are mainly centred around the PHP community, but there are plenty of others. Python, Ruby, .NET etc.

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Aswath KNM

How did you learn system design?

What are the similar alternative for Heroku, App engine ?

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George Hanson

I started learning online using tutorials. Then after a while, I moved onto looking at projects on GitHub and just figuring out how they work. You can learn a great deal if you try to re-create a project.

I haven't really used Heroku, I just tend to prefer managing things myself using DigitalOcean of AWS.

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Mohamed Elidrissi • Edited

What do you think about my unfinished website? (Even though it says Im a full stack developer, thats my goal actually :) )
mohamedelidrissi.ml

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Shaurya

Quite good. Instead of ambiguously telling about your goals in the headings , put them in the about section.

I think you should be using github pages or netlify which have a much better free plan than 000webhost .

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Mohamed Elidrissi

Thanks. I'm not actually gonna start sharing my website until I lewrn what it takes to be a full stack web developer :)

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user__dogi

Bro can you give us a Full Roadmap for full stack web development