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June 2nd, 2022: 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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Jason F

I've been playing around with Svelte/SvelteKit recently and I love it. I've learned so much. I'm currently playing with forms in Svelte and experimenting with different form and validation libraries. Where are the Svelte jobs? 😀 😀

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Nick Taylor Author • Edited on

Nice!

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Maybe check out the Svelte Society for Svelte job postings? Maybe my coworker @brittneypostma has suggesrions for good places to look for Svelte job postings as she’s very active in the Svelte community.

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Brittney Postma

Of course! The Svelte discord has a jobs channel that is constantly getting new opportunities and there is a Svelte jobs newsletter.
svelte.dev/chat
sveltejobs.dev/jobs/dockyard-ux-de...

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Jason F

Thanks @brittneypostma !

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Jason F

Awesome, thanks for that Nick!

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Keff • Edited on

Working with types in your libraries/packages is difficult. I'm writing a json validation library for dart, and working with types is a pain xD Not using types, that's not that hard, but passing types around and expecting certain types and so on is quite difficult.

PD: Not difficult to do, difficult to do well

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Keff

Acurate xD

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Declan Possnett

This week I learned that I probably have ADHD. This is quite a bizarre concept for me, given that I am 30 years old. But suddenly everything makes sense. I also learned that a lot of fellow coders have ADHD, and that there are support communities out there. So yeah, not much in terms of technical skills this week but a massive and potentially life changing realization that I believe will help in my career and personal development alike.

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Nick Taylor Author

It doesn’t always have to be about the code. 😎

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Nathan Hedglin

Self awareness is always helpful. Knowing you have ADHD is half the battle. I've had it since I was a kid. Don't think of it as a bad thing, just as useful knowledge. I've definitely lost jobs because of ADHD.

The one advantage to ADHD is one can truly get into flow state and do deep work. The disadvantage is that it can extremely difficult to get there.

Best of wishes from Minnesota!

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Kunal • Edited on

Started learning Rust. Went through the first half of The Rust Programming Language.

Currently trying to build PNGme to get some hands-on experience.

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Ghani91

hey folks, i have started dev in frontend with HTML/ CSS and of-course the great JS.
Last week, i have been trying Typography, Images, Semantic Elements and HTML Forms elements.
looking to connect with new friends in the web dev space and want to grow in the frontend dev space

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Nick Taylor Author

That's awesome! 🔥

Yes, that's awesome!

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Rajesh Royal

Learned testing on steroid - Cypress 😉

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John Munsch

I learned from a friend that every Docker container can have its own health check built in (very handy) and I'm re-exploring using Firebase's authentication for my apps so I don't have to bother rolling my own.

Firebase's solution is free (other than phone authentication; which I don't really care that much about) and would provide a very simple solution that would scale well and should plug in easily. Once I've got it all smooth and easy I'll probably write up an article with a lovely clickbait title like, "Don't write your auth; let Firebase give it to you for free!" or something equally ridiculous.

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Marcelo Rafael

I learned a new design pattern and started to read a book about it.

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Nick Taylor Author

Sounds like it would make a great blog post! 😎

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Marcelo Rafael

It's a good idea to fix the knowledge and contribute with the community. I hope to do it soon.

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Analyze_

I was able to make a Decimal to Binary calculator (cpp). After I had finished this I tried to make a Binary to Decimal decoder, but it didn't work out and I had to use geeksforgeeks.org for help. I eventually figured it all out and I am pretty happy.

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Yeah!

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Ehtisham-sudo

1:Linux for cyber security
2:Penetration Testing methodology and Standards
3:Basics Training in lab environment
4:How to defend against Cyber Attacks
5:Log analysis for cyber Attack and remediation
6:Wordpress Security Testing

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James 'Dante' Midzi

After building my personal site with Eleventy ,watched a stream and learned about the things i need to work on to make it perform better..

Also: git add -p - this is my new favourite command

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Nick Taylor Author

Awesome!

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Lukas Marquardt • Edited on

I've started Adrian Cantrill's course for the "AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate" certification.
So far, I'm very impressed with the depth of information. The course not only prepares me for the test but also for the job itself.

I also purchased the Book Rust by Rustaceans to improve my skills as a Software Engineer. I would also highly appreciate any additional learning resources.

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Nick Taylor Author

Nice!

Nice

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Shivali Pandey

I have been learning Java.

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Kithmini🌸👩🏻‍🏫

Learned about React Hooks.💫​

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Ayu Adiati

I learned about useContext in React.
Still need to wrap my head around it though 😄

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bethel

Went in dept on JavaScript closures and prototypes

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I managed to create a simple Pokemon game with JavaScript. Nostalgia was strong :)
marinsborg.com/simple-pokemon-gues...

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Cato Berge

I understood classes in Python.
Good times :)

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Kevin Hernandez Avelino • Edited on

I've messing around with Smart Contracts' creation, practicing with Hardhat and Testing with Chai. Also I minted a token on my wallet running in the the Rinkeby Test Network named KEVS. 😄

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codewander

Elixir is growing steadilly.

Recruiters and companies get very fixated on the exact tech stack that you have worked, so it is much faster getting interviews if you apply in a tech stack that you have on your resume. Even if you worked in a particular industry and area of technology before, recruiters will complete dismiss your experience as irrelevant unless its an exact match on tech stack.