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November 13th, 2020: 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
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.

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.

And remember, if something you learnt was a big win for you, then you know where to drop it as well.👇👇🏻👇🏼👇🏽👇🏾👇🏿

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Tomas Sirio

I'm learning about design patterns because I feel it will make my coding a lot easier and more professional

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

That's awesome! 🔥

Yes, that's awesome!

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Harsh Shandilya

Learned how to use the ConstraintLayout composable in Jetpack Compose and used that to fix a bunch of UX bugs in my Compose playground app, also started learning how to use Kotlin's multiplatform-friendly libraries so I can eventually use this same codebase to develop a desktop version :D

Reimplement LobstersItem to not require swipe actions #73

Work towards #65

TODO:

  • [x] Figure out why only the last tag shows in the UI Fixed by using Row to lay it out like earlier
Screenshot

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Migrate to Ktor for network operations #72

Still a work in progress, crashes during loading right now Crashes are fixed and tests were added back, good to go now.

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Adam Van Hine

That is awesome! Keep up the good work.

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Chinwe Promise

I recently started learning Javascript. This week I learnt arrays, functions, DOM, Objects and method. Going forward, I stilll have a lot to cover.

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Awesome! Also, don't get overwhelmed by all the stuff to learn. Do it bit by bit.

  • Sarah Edo has a really great tool for learning array methods called Array Explorer. You can check out links to it in here Tweet
  • Microsoft just released a free Web Development for Beginners curriculum if you're interested.
  • I also have a bunch of resources that you may want to check out.
  • Lastly, follow the JavaScript tag if you aren't already

#javascript

<p>Once relegated to the browser as one of the 3 core technologies of the web, JavaScript can now be found almost anywhere you find code. </p><p>JavaScript developers move fast and push software development forward; they can be as opinionated as the frameworks they use, so let's keep it clean here and make it a place to learn from each other!</p>

Excited to see what you make with your new skills. Maybe even blog about it! 😄

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Chinwe Promise

Thank you for the resources.

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Etienne Burdet • Edited

I learn to correctly import old ES5 modules in both snowpack and Rollup. Took me a while to narrow it down to the problem.

Remember crowd: commonjs() BEFORE nodePolyfill().

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Marian • Edited

media query transitions look much better if I add something like transition: 1s;

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Miguel Stevens

Learned that manipulating SVG and transforming into PNG is way harder than I thought.

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Rafi

I learned about decorators in rails (using them to clean up views and other things) and about memory_profiler. Probably I should write about it.

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Cesar Aguirre • Edited

I learned to always have a backup of your data and a backup computer. My laptop crashed and I almost lost my work from the previous 2 days

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Vicente G. Reyes

I learned that environment variables in react should be REACT_APP_ENV_VAR. It took me a few hours to take the documentation seriously.

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Lisa Armstrong

I'm getting smart about NPM packages etc.
Peter Jang's article is a brilliant guide.
peterxjang.com/blog/modern-javascr...

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Adam Van Hine

I learned how to use higher-order functions in Kotlin! Getting some good ideas for situations where they will be useful.

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Daniel Alonzo

I learning a lot about how to be an remote developer!

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Grey_W I N D

Learning how to use CRUD and MERN...And phew bugs😢🤦‍♂️

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peter279k

I learn about following stuffs:

  • docker-compose.
  • Laravel Mock with Model.
  • Laravel service provider tests.
  • OpenADR, PKI and Smart Grid.
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Sean

I know this doesn't relate to programming but I learned to shammgod in basket-ball.

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Vineeth

Learning Data Structures.... Have a dream of getting into one of the FAANG's... last thing I want to do is NOT go down without a fight...

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Mikal Callahan

Learned about Google Places API and furthered my knowledge in Docker

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Ulisses Cavalcante

Oracle collumn with number 10,5 meaning your max number will be 99999 😡

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