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February 4th, 2021: What did you learn this week?

Nick Taylor (he/him)
Lead software engineer at Forem. Caught the live coding bug on Twitch at livecoding.ca
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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.

Information flowing through your brain

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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Vicente G. Reyes

I learned to be more patient when upgrading to the latest OS. The other day I updated to the latest Big Sur. I noticed that there was no indication of how long the installation will take on the screen so I shut my mac down. It then went on a startup loop until I decided to reinstall the OS.

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Ben Halpern

A watched pot never boils 😄

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Vicente G. Reyes

I wasn't watching it haha

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Dog slipping ice and sliding on their belly

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Dhruvin

I learnt how to use typescript with react

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Atul Prajapati

Great :)

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Kedus Leji Yared

Lol same here

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Dhruvin

Lol 😂

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Lego astronaut saying awesome!

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Atul Prajapati

Hey Nick, These days I started learning CSS Animation properties from Scrimba and sharing with our DEV Community :)

Checkout this

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Multiple TV and movie characters giving a thumbs up

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Junxiao Shi

I wrote a very long blog article The Reality of NDN Video Streaming about my "NDN push-ups" website and how well (or not) video streaming works over Named Data Networking global testbed network.

During this process, I learned:

  • how to process newline-delimited JSON documents using Python ndjson package
  • more advanced features of the jq command, such as variable binding and defining functions
  • plotting with Chart.js
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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby doing a cheers

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Syed Faraaz Ahmad

I had an idea about building a platform, where people post a link about an article they like, and then people upvote that and talk about it.

I had this idea WHILE BROWSING HACKERNEWS. so that was fun

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Stephen Colbert saying Awesome Sauce

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Twisha

Not a new learning exactly but I reaffirmed my belief that communication skills are just as important if not more important than technical skills to perform well at any job

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

It's True - Dwight Shrute

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Ben Halpern

I'm taking a bit of a step back from regular contributions to Forem, and I'm being forced to learn effective issue writing!

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BB-8 giving a thumbs up

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Kedus Leji Yared

I learnt Java, Golang (still no expert tho)

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek TNG saying Well done!

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Vaibhav Khulbe • Edited

I deployed the Gatsby app to Gatsby Cloud! Yay! 😁

Also, used GitHub Teams for the first time.

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Yeah!

A T-Rex saying Yeah!

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peter279k

I learn how to use the libiec61850 to create the IEC-61850 client/server to do interconnecting each other :).

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Awesome!

Hackerman from Kung Fury putting on a Nintendo Power glove

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Kevin

I started learning how i can do HTTP Requests in Angular :)

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Hot Rod saying Cool beans!

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Bharadwaj Giridhar

Started using material design in react. (I'm an android dev, recently started developing for React and React-native).

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Nice!

Nice

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Khondakar Afridi

I have learned to always make a backup of whatever small project I'm working on. Accidentally deleted an entire two-month worth of project but never again. lol.