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May 5th, 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.

Obi-Wan saying "Hello there!"

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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Michael Tharrington • Edited on

I learned how to use a Tascam portastudio 414 mk ii cassette recorder. Looks like I'mma be recording my tunes in analog now! 🙌

Awesome Mix cassette tape from Guardians of the Galaxy... wheels are spinning so it looks like it's playing

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Nick Taylor Author

Awesome!

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MetaPunk 🦙

love it 😎😎😎😎🦙🦙🦙🦙

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Michael Kohl

Dope!

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sourceKing • Edited on

Learned and still learning Integration and unit tests with cypress, coming from jest and mocha it is pretty easy to get up and running with.
Especially love the fact that it comes bundled with native browser support and can still be run in headless mode for CI/CD with is important to me for my web dev projects

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ɥɔɐ⅂ ɐɥɔsɐS

I had to go back to a legacy project using jQuery (everyday work nowadays in Vue/Nuxt).
Although I remembered quite a lot, I used Github Copilot for the first time in that project, which made it way easier.

I even learned the jQuery method detach() suggested by Copilot, although I hope to never go back again to that project anytime soon. 😅

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Anish De

Discovered how cool Astro is, worked with Directus, learned image optimization with LQIP Modern and wrote a blog post on how to do it with Next.js. Also learned how to use MDX Bundler (extremely easy) and some Rehype plugins like auto links (from headings).

Also learned how to make API requests from Go with Resty and some Rust (and more Go stuff, making something :) )

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Nick Taylor Author

Noice!

Noice!

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Michael Tharrington

I have not!! But woooahhh, this looks right up my alley indeed. Might even get me to learn a bit of code. 😅

I see that we got a few folks on DEV who've written on it as well.

Wow, I'm seriously going to look into this some more. Thanks a bunch for sharing!

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Jorge Ossa

I learn how to import a GitHub project like a dependency

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Nick Taylor Author

Nice!

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Locky Keaney

Could you elaborate? Does this mean you could use something you've made in a project without having to roll it up in a module?

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Jason F

This week I was reminded of the benefits of taking time off. I took some time off and went out to Denver to do some sightseeing and to relax. I went a whole week without writing a line of code, looking at Jira, etc..

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Serhii Vasylenko • Edited on

I had an exciting deep dive into the upcoming Terraform v1.2 release features! And wrote a blog about that 🤩

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Tawhid

I learnt to KIS(Keep it simple).
It really had an impact on me and also solved one of my probs.

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Nick Taylor Author

Nice!

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You don’t need to share if you don’t want to, but I’m curious what it helped solve for you as it could help others.

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Tawhid

I would love to share! So I had made my mind to attend a game jam and so did but I had so much planned in my mind and tried executing them on the game and I lost so much time on making a single thing "more complex and perfect" while others were left and at last I decided to abandon that game and start over again.This time I completed it in 2 days but was already late, later I contacted the host and he helped me resubmit.After completion I slowly added more stuffs and updated it more but started with a simple base.This was one of my problems for a long time.I always tried to make it perfect at start but now I start with something simple and slowly progress.

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Rustam Apay

I am migrating from NextJS 10 to 12 and Material-UI 4 to MUI 5, and have some problems ))

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Nick Taylor Author

There's a pretty decent upgrade guide for Next. I imagine you looked at that? Any issues with MUI, or is really the upgrade to Next 12 blocking that?

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Rustam Apay

I upgraded. My problems are:
1) I didn't learn emotion yet. my JSS after codemod looks scary.
2) on the first loading of the app, icons look gigantic, then became small. I solved this issue with MUI 4, but now I didn't find solution yet

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Scott Nimos

I battled with installing SymmetricDS and got it working, Database migration is not fun 🥲

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Processing data via an animated gif

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Mark Lai

I learnt Axios is using the old XMLHttpRequests as its backend, no wonder it has so many bugs recently.
Then I did some research on fetch api based api client, SuperAgent seems to be the best choice

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José Ramos

I learned Unit Test with .Net Core 6 and the importance to try to not leave technical debt in your projects.

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Jonas Petri

I got a book about object-oriented programming, so I'm learning that right now! I'm already familiar with JSON, so that makes it a lot easier!

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Nick Taylor Author

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

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ImTheDeveloper

E-commerce is hard.

Optimising pages for web vitals.

Getting UX right for customers to not feel lost or overwhelmed.

Competing with the large market places is tough.

But....

It's all great fun

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Tolga Ünlü

This week I learned that you can measure the use of "curl | bash" from the server-side :)

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Nick Taylor Author

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Harley

I learned how to use automake & autoconf.

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Nick Taylor Author

That's awesome! 🔥

Yes, that's awesome!

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Adam Crockett

I re learned that html IDs can just be typed into the console just like the $0 trick for quick play

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brojor

really