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May 1st, 2020: What did you learn this week?

nickytonline profile image Nick Taylor (he/him) ใƒป1 min read

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It's that time of the week again, just a day early. I'm off tomorrow and Monday so posting this now.

So wonderful devs, what did you learn this week? It could be programming tips, career advice etc.

Justin Timberlake saying it's just May

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.๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฟ

Johnny Rose from Shitt's Creek giving a power high five

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Senior software engineer at DEV/Forem. Caught the live coding bug on Twitch at livecoding.ca


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This week I learned something about noise generation to create something like this

I learned and implemented quad tree instead of spatial hashing but I still don't know what algorithm has the best performance.

I learned about canvas and retina/HiDPI screen, not from zero but I improved my knowledge.

I created other cool feature for particles, not really new things learned, but at least it was the first time for me to do these things


I started this GCP course on Coursera and I learned a lot about the massive set of features it provides for cloud computing. I definitely think we as web developers should also have at-least basic cloud computing skills. ๐Ÿ’ฏ

Also, implemented some React Router stuff for an app and wrote an article about it:


I like this GIF ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚


Installed NixOS on one of my Raspberry Pis. While I had used the Nix package manager on macOS before, I definitely learned more about the whole Nix system in the process.


Distributed Elixir isn't as hard as I thought ๐Ÿ˜‡


Sounds like it would make a great post! I know nothing about Elixir aside from it has a really cool name.๐Ÿ˜Ž


Haha! I got some posts cookin' :) Definitely do yourself a favor and watch this youtube.com/watch?v=JvBT4XBdoUE


I dived deeper in Database Modeling and different approaches available for DynamoDB


That's awesome! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Yes, that's awesome!


I submitted my Twilio hackathon project called GroceryAssist, a web app for citizens helping other citizens during the pandemic.

It was a great learning experience and had a blast working on it.