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Chance for Chingu

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Chingu Weekly Update Vol. 125

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Shout-outs & Showcases

🔥 Congratulations @virgilt on the new Database Analyst job!

🔥 Clifton wrote an article about his experience in a recent Chingu Voyage. Check it out here!

🔥 MasihTak recently led an in-depth & informative discussion of Vue Forms in Saturday’s Roundtable. 🚀

👶 Congratulations to RyanJT and his wife who welcomed a new baby into their family on December 4th!

🔥 This is a neat project related to visualizing Twitter account connections:

🔥 Reminder: Voyage 26 will be starting on January 4, 2021

🔥 As always, we’re matching people for pair-programming sessions this week. Checkout #chingu-news in Discord to find the link to sign-up!

Overheard in Chingu

I spoke extensively about Chingu in my interviews and the CIO was very impressed with what I accomplished here.

I’ve ran it on our master branch. 11/10 would do it again. But we only use about 40 packages

you will learn to love [key: string] in react/ts

zombie virus incoming

Actually, I thought that with docker-compose you didn’t need a dockerfile. However, in a dockerfile I would have a copy command to setup the root and that’s not something in my docker-compose.yml file. Time for more reading

So, recruiter contacts me on LinkedIn, wanting an informal interview for a position where I would be a “perfect fit”. So I agreed. During the interview, she asks why I would fit the position. So I just said “I looked at the job offer you sent, and I do fill most of your needs regarding frontend”. Then she asks about backend, and I’m honest saying “I’m a frontend developer — I don’t know backend, especially .net Core”.. and then she gets half-annoyed, asking why we’re even having this convo. She comes to me, wanting an interview for a position she thought I would fit. Then she gets annoyed when I didn’t seem super enthusiastic (due to the backend part), and don’t fit the job 100% .. Like .. what

The job was like 80% frontend and 20% backend

does anyone know a neat trick to somehow force a border to vertically align a pixel higher?

I hear you there. But foggy glasses is temporary. Death is permanent

Thank you both for saving me a bunch of time. I’m not so good when it comes to recursion.

Is there any reason to prefer the ternary operator over the short-circuit evaluation in javascript?

foo ? bar() : null


foo && bar()

which technologies would I use to create the infrastructure to have people log in to an app and it display content for that user? I’m trying to work on the Journal app and add that functionality now that I finished my Voyage. My guess is to connect Auth0 to a database and that would be it. Is that correct?

Hi you don’t give Auth0 access to the database, you use Auth0 to handle authentication to secure your backend API to protect those end points. You can use Auth0 for this, or implement your JSON web token auth system

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