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June 5th, 2020: What did you learn this week?

nickytonline profile image Nick Taylor (he/him) ・Updated on ・1 min read

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.

Deadpool and his cohorts chatting

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.

And remember, if something you learnt was a big win for you, then you know where to drop it as well.πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ»πŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ‘‡πŸ½πŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸΏ

Big win. Danny Devito walking away from a huge explosion

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Chris

I'm a student at lambda schools. I just started this week with HTML, css, and Flexbox. The biggest take aways from this week are responsive HTML, mastering Flexbox, and centering elements with margin/padding control. It was a really good week and I'm even more excited to see what next week with JavaScript will unfold. Check out this portfolio site hosted on netlify I made yesterday. I'd say pretty good for a newb in one day. Comments are very much appreciated
coleman-wk1-mod4-project.netlify.app/

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peter279k

I've learned about RedHat Enterprise Linux system administration and take the EX 200 exam on this Friday :).

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Vaibhav Khulbe

Goodluck!

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peter279k

Finally, I passed the EX 200 exam :-)!
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Arman Khan

Congratulations 🎊

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Dmitry Maksyoma

I've learned a quite surprising and obvious thing that our lives are shaped by pain and pleasure. And the best procrastination advice I've ever had:

  • Write down the pain I'm avoiding
  • Write down the pleasures I'm getting by avoiding
  • What it costs me to continue putting it off
  • What pleasures will I get by doing it

From the book Awaken the Giant Within.

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Vaibhav Khulbe

I learnt there are some bad accounts or maybe bots which can disturb your (public) repo on GitHub. One such issue from an account was:

"Hi sir how ryou". Exactly the same words. πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ

Lesson: REPORT or block those. Or maybe make an Action? πŸ‘€

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

I feel like there must be some spam prevention bots that exist, but maybe not. Could be a side project then. πŸ˜‰

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Vaibhav Khulbe

Yes, defintely. I was thinking of the same.

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Mike Talbot

I built my first React Native app :) (and shortly after released my first library that works on React Native)

Ok the app doesn't do much, but woo, now I get the differences to the browser version!

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Eka

A couple of things, but the most recent is:

When you have fs-extra installed, you don't need to import mkdirp anymore.

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Timotej Avsec

I finally figured out how Gitlab CI/CD and AWS work together :) . Might not sound like big of a deal, but I'm super happy about it.

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Shannon Crabill

I couldn't sleep last night/this morning so I read half of the Pocket Guide to Writing SVG. I have not dabbled with SVGs much, but I am very interested now.

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Nishant Mittal

I learnt about graphql queries, async await vs promise and made some plugins for vue and gridsome. πŸ˜ƒ

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Emilie Ma

Been reading up on some algorithms - Khan Academy is a great source!

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

That's awesome! πŸ”₯

Yes, that's awesome!

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Matthew Mulford

I learned the component aspect of React is wonderful and that state... State is terrible. But I'll get it sooner or later

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

State isn’t terrible. Start off using just component state and see how far you get. State management libraries can come later. And with the built in hooks, you can go a long way.

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Matthew Mulford

That's fair. I have been banging my head against the wall for two days now in my learning endeavors and that has been my major pain point. Thanks for the advice

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Giovanni Mazzuoccolo

I've learned that I need to learn docker, I spent a lot of time setting up a virtual machine with ubuntu, but docker seems the to-go solution.