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Posted on • Originally published at Medium on <time datetime="2020-09-21T14:47:25Z" class="date">Sep 21, 2020</time>

Chingu Weekly 113

Getting Ready for Voyage 24

Shout-outs & Showcases

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🎉 Certificates have been issued to Chingu’s who completed Voyage 22! Job well done Teams!

🏃🏽‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃🏿‍♂️🏃‍♀️️Voyage 23 Chingu’s started Sprint#4 on September 21st. They have reached the halfway point in their Voyage and the projects are coming along nicely.

🎉 Congratulations to the new Chingus who have submitted Solo Projects prior to the start of Voyage 24 — pajek, RafaelD, Arun7, mainangethe, Eerian, & echin. We can’t wait to see what your teams will be creating in Voyage 24!

🤔🤔🤔 And don’t forget! Voyage 24 starts on October 5th!

🏆 Several Chingu’s are in the process of interviewing for new Developer jobs and we hope to see good news posted in the #ring-the-bell channel on Discord soon.

Overheard in Chingu

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I’m hoping @👸🏽C, First of Her Name will be using her week off to entirely bootstrap our Quiz project

Guys some advice. Is it good idea to display something to the UI if the error is 400?

You’ll be glad to go back to work next week so you can get some rest!

Does anyone has experience with Google tag?

When someone shares their screen and they have a badge showing 100+ emails I get a little anxious. Have to tell myself to look away and mind my own business…

I’m trying to create a login function with GraphQL and JWT, but I can’t understand how JWT works. Does anyone know good articles or documents for this??

I had a “white boarding” assessment today. I found out I passed today and am going to schedule an “onsite” interview

This is the project my group made for voyage 22. We want to expand on it and would love feedback on what could be improved and feature suggestions

I just started volunteering to help with a React native app and thought of you

Hey everyone, I made a simple whiteboard clone as an interview take-home assignment. Please break the app. The highlighter behaviour is a bit non-standard because they asked for only a single highlighter stroke to be present at a time.

True, google helps a lot. I remember 10 years ago when i came to Finland and didn’t know a word in Finnish GOOGLE WAS THERE FOR ME

So i wanna render a set of avatar components that takes in a source image. Each image only differs in the #, the other part of the url is the same. How can I loop over these images and render the avatar with the different source images? xD

I’m addicted to oxygen. Can’t live a minute without it

.length is just a property, so why not override it? It will get overwritten if you push into that array, but as long as the array isn’t changed the .length property should remain whatever you set it.

Our one constant is “so many interesting things to learn, so little time”

So if this method works, i don’t see a reason to push into arrays…at least for now

Semantics, i’d argue an engineer is not the same as a developer

I actually ran into that with my white boarding assessment i was trying to fill an empty array to a certain length. Iused a different method but i didn’t realize how hard it was conceptually before that cause i had never tried

I got my first 144hz monitor today and holy molly! Even moving the mouse around looks amazing!

Does anyone know how to listen a React native event in Native android code?

Chingu of the Week

🧑‍💻🧑🏿‍💻🧑🏻‍💻🧑🏽‍💻👩🏿‍💻👨🏽‍💻 The Voyage 22 Bears Team #5 for great teamwork in creating their Goal Tracker project, and for deciding to continue working on it even though Voyage 22 has ended.

GoalTrack Official

Resources of the Week

Tired of using Lorem Ipsum text for your test data? Check out this resource…

Hipster Ipsum - Artisanal filler text for your project.

Quite a few virtual conferences are coming up! Here are a few we hope you will find interesting and helpful.

Quotes to Go


”Rome wasn’t built in day”

A common issue teams run into in the first few sprints is adding too much functionality too soon. The impact of adding too many features too quickly is getting stuck implementing technical details (and hitting issues) before they are needed.

Keep in mind that an MVP, supported by an Agile methodology, builds a working product in each sprint. Your product in early sprints will be very simplistic. But, each sprint builds on the work you completed in previous sprints.

The product you deliver at the end of each sprint doesn’t have to be perfect, but it does need to deliver some functionality. It’s okay if the product you deliver at the end of Sprint 2 consists of a project structure, the basic technical stack, and a “Hello World” screen. That’s actually a great starting point since it lets team members add new features to a common foundation.

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