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Mar. 27, 2020: What did you learn this week?

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

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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.

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


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



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I followed this post to whip up a proof of concept I was thinking about...

First time using Electron for real. Even though I wasn't working on anything for production, it was a lot of fun to have a native app running so quickly.


Testing a legacy angularjs / node app, both parts (client and server) with Jest. The online documentation I found for getting Jest working with an angularjs project wasn't great, but a co-worker had done the same on another project, so she helped me get going and I added some wins of my own and now this project actually runs tests at CI before building deployment packages, which it didn't before, so I feel like a winner (:


Sounds like some awesome knowledge that could be shared via an article. 😺

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Yeah, I've been trying to encourage my co-worker to publish an article about it here because she figured out some of the tricky bits before I got there - she deserves a reasonable amount of kudos. Perhaps I should offer to co-author something - I don't think she blogs yet, so perhaps it's a bit intimidating?


I got to know more about styled-components, styled-theming and localStorage this week for my React project.


That's awesome! πŸ”₯

Yes, that's awesome!


made a twitch (@shwethaaa ) and #todayilearned how to start a twitch stream & follow livecoders to see practices they use when programming daily. as with dev.to, always useful to have a community :D
Also figured out how to get my webhooks working in discord finally. #smallvictory


I found out about task the task runner and also minify an asset minifier.

In other news, I learned about how themes work in zola (a static site generator).


Finally learned CSS grid... and it's great!


Don't know if you're aware of this free course by @wesbos that Mozilla sponsored, but cssgrid.io is awesome if you haven't checked it out yet.


There's also Grid Critters by Dave of Flexbox Zombies fame. It's not free, but probably one of the most fun and innovative ways to learn CSS grid.

He also made a course on service workers (now free), called Service Workies.


I have learned to post blogs on dev.to by learning javascript and I can say it feels awesome.


Started learning Docker


I learned to use and work with socket.io, which will help me create a real time dasboard for data from my sensor network.


Started learning Next js and Vue js(as a React Dev)...Next js docs are a joy to work with, and Vue is so awesome in its simplicity!


Learning django.Trying to build something cool in these holidays.


I learned this week that I am re-inventing the wheel... AGAIN...


I have learned the limit of a webcoket server running in V8 engine


Not just this week but I have been on to some Nestjs things this whole month and it feels awesome


Sounds like your learnings would make for a great article. πŸ˜‰


Oh yeah, I have been thinking about that and I am yet to get started on the article


I've was tying to learn Kafka all week and everything finally clicked on Friday! 😁 Moving on to Kafka Steams API next!


Using the observer api to create animations I’d normally do on scrollπŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈ


I Thank God for 20 days to html this week. i can now do some stuff with Html