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April 22nd, 2021: What did you learn this week?

It's that time of the week again. So wonderful devs, what did you learn this week? It could be programming tips, career advice etc.

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Feel free to comment with what you learnt and/or reference your TIL post to give it some more exposure.

#todayilearned

Summarize a concept that is new to you.

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Xiao Ling

I learned how to create a Flutter barcode SDK plugin this week. I've published the plugin to pub.dev and implemented a simple Android app for scanning barcodes.

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Atul Prajapati

Nice 👍

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Lego astronaut saying awesome!

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Kasper Mróz

I learned that if you feel like you have something to tell or show to the world - just do it instead of finding more and more excuses!

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨

A winner's mentality! 🙌🏻

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Yeah!

A T-Rex saying Yeah!

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Monika Roy • Edited on

Hey, I learned that just going through some good content every morning makes you feel so fortunate. You feel exhilarated while performing any task of the day. ❤

Sharing link of one such video below 🧠💯

youtu.be/l1rV4kmUJko

I hope you guys will enjoy 🧡

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Chow Yun-fat giving a thumbs up

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Pandita

This year, with my new job, I was able to afford a virtual art class and I'm currently learning about the skeleton and human anatomy! :3

it's not really dev related but for a while now I've felt like half my brain is heavier than the other and returning to drawing is a way to level that out! 🎉

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Nice!

Nice

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nshimiye_emmy

This week i spent my time customizing my vscode to look like a pro

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Atul Prajapati

Use your most valuable time on valuable things 😐

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

BB-8 giving a thumbs up

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Priyadarshini Chettiar

This week I started getting my JS and CSS basics strong. I learned about rendering engine, prototypal inheritance. I'm listening to various podcast related to web development and basics.

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

That's awesome! 🔥

Yes, that's awesome!

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pontakornth
  • Do some CSS art. It is not complex but I like to create it.
  • Create Discord bot using Ruby. I love this language and I cannot find its practical uses other than Rails or Hanami. Ruby is suitable for Discord bot.
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Kirk Shillingford

I learned Dev has a pretty solid API which I can use for integration with eleventy :)

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author • Edited on

It's True - Dwight Shrute

For folks interested in the DEV API, check out our API documentation.

Also, @coffeecraftcode and I did a stream on the DEV Twitch Stream this week with @jlengstorf for anyone interested.

We talked about Jamstack, serverless, and had some fun pairing on a project using the DEV API and Netlify’s serverless functions. Check it out and if you aren’t already, give us a follow at twitch.tv/thepracticaldev!

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Cool stuff. You can link it right here if you want. Just use the link liquid tag, e.g. {% link link_to_your_post %}

Hot Rod saying Cool beans!

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Atul Prajapati

That's a new thing for me thanks ☺️

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Maria Belan-Crawford

This week I learned about adding login/authentication to an app with the help of Microsoft AzureAD!

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby doing a cheers

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Deepak Raj

This week

  • Modern Pythonic API using async/await syntax
  • Learned where to use aiohttp instead of requests module and its advantages.
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Amy Poehler being cool

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Codely

This week's learn will be

  1. Learned more about piano
  2. started to learn JS
  3. Started a new side project
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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Nice!

A kangaroo playing an electric guitar

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Bobby Iliev

I'm learning some Terraform now and it's supper cool, been postponing this for a while. 🙌

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Awesome!

Hackerman from Kung Fury putting on a Nintendo Power glove

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Mohammed Almustafa

Next Js + Strapi

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Actor Zach Galifianakis giving a thumbs up in a convertible car

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Cameron Young

That I don’t have to hate my job. Now that I have work life balance I am learning to adjust to it. Oh and reflection I even wrote a post about it.

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Jon Randy

I'm increasingly learning that DEV is unfortunately mostly poor quality content these days. More and more clickbait headings, listicle content, and thinly veiled attempts to drive content to other sites. It's a great shame

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨

Sounds like a bitter week. How would you solve this issue? Any ideas?

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Vaibhav Khulbe

I agree. I have been on this platform for 3+ years now and I usually see:
"Top 10 VSCode extensions you must try", "100+ mega resources for devs" trending and showing up on their newsletters often.

Yes, other articles do get the limelight they deserve but the contrast is stark as compared to the above types of articles which are nothing but just a collection of links.

I would request @ben , @nickytonline , and other team members of @devteam to kindly address this situation.

The problem was stated by Ben himself in this article:

But I'm unsure how many users are using this moderation feature.

Maybe DEV needs a maintained system to elevate original, quality content up (MORE) rather than promoting resources type articles(WE NEED LESS OF THESE ARTICLES I GUESS).

A good Google search is sufficient to find resources, but there needs to be a good article on DEV that explains a topic further.

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Shaquil Maria

If I may ask, what type of content would you like to see? (So that I can have an idea of how to style my articles) And are you willing to create that type of content?