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October 30th, 2020: 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.

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Feel free to comment with what you learnt and/or reference your TIL post to give it some more exposure.

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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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lary mak

In this week I focused more on python and improving my skills by creating projects I also learned some ReactJs, It was a great week

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Tierney Santoro

I also worked on React this week! 🙌

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lary mak

what project were you working on? for me am trying to create a slack clone..

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Nick Taylor

That's awesome! 🔥

Yes, that's awesome!

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Tomas Sirio

I learned a lot of Github Actions and Shell bash (Yes I mixed both, don't @ me)

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Stephen Solka

Github actions are great!

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Nick Taylor

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Chloe

I underestimated how tricky I would find React to learn having attempted to dive in converting a Vue app to React and have struggled much more than I thought I would so I need to learn it from the basics.

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Nick Taylor

Definitely check out the React documentation and @kentcdodds has a great free Beginner React course on egghead. They’re both amazing resources to get started with React.

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Chloe

I've tried reading the docs and haven't found them massively helpful to be honest more confusing given the examples use class based components yet using CRA they are functional.... but that course looks good I. will check it out thanks.

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

I learned how to use a sampler! Been making beats. 🎧

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Nick Taylor

Awesome!

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Kimmo Sääskilahti

I migrated our old svg-based web drawing tool to use Paper.js and learned a lot about it. The learning curve is a bit steep but it seems like a really powerful tool for vector-based graphics!

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Nick Taylor

Sounds like it would make for a great post on DEV!

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ProMikeCoder2020 • Edited on

I learned some html tags, some JavaScript tricks(one of them lets you create range arrays in a shorter form which to be fair is only useful for clash of code short mode😂), the way automatic semicolon insertion in JavaScript work and the declare keyword in Typescript so I could use a package called react-media-hook which has no type declarations. The sad part of this story is that I discovered afterwards that a library that I was already using(material-ui) had this functionality with types😂

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Nick Taylor

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jtdoria

I learned SPI and I2C protocols, SSH, how to run a script on linux at startup, and how to setup an EC2 on AWS, phew all for a headless raspberry pi project where I turned a mini arcade into a controller for a remote cat toy lol

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Nick Taylor

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Fulton Browne

I've been learning a lot about the discontinued but picked up by the community operating system called plan9. It was made by the same people who brought you C, unix, and later Go. the community maintained release is called 9front and they keep an archive of all the papers on cat-v.org

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Sadra Isapanah Amlashi

I'm learning about developing NodeJs Microservice and working with Kubernetes!

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Nick Taylor

Nice!

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Takunda Madechangu • Edited on
  1. You should have enough sleep.
  2. You should beware or your feeling, thoughts and sensation otherwise it will spell trouble for you. Learn to control your emotions, feelings and thoughts
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Nick Taylor

It's True - Dwight Shrute

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Rohan Prabhu

Submitted 4 pull requests for Hacktoberfest 2020 in October.

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Nick Taylor

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Lakshya Singh • Edited on

I learnt a lot about telegram bots which I initially was deploying using vercel but now shifted to more powerful firebase cloud functions.

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Nick Taylor

Nice!

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TJ Johnson

How to extend a logical volume, nothing fancy

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Nick Taylor

Yeah!

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Akshit Garg

This week, I learnt a lot of ROS (robot operating system)! Enjoying it

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Nick Taylor

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Yechiel Kalmenson
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Nick Taylor

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