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September 3rd, 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.

Neo in the matrix having just learnt kungfu

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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Heiker

I learned about anacron, cron's companion. Just like cron you can use it to schedule some task but the difference is it doesn't assume your system is running 24/7. This is from the manpage.

For each job, Anacron checks whether this job has been executed in the last n days, where n is the period specified for that job. If not, Anacron runs the job's shell command, after waiting for the number of minutes specified as the delay parameter.

This nice article can tell you more about it.

I also learned that scripts executed by cron and anacron are a horrible environment for GUI apps. If you do want to show something on the screen your best chance is to run it with your user (not as root) and set the DISPLAY variable in the script. I do something like this.

runuser -u my-user-name /path/to/my/executable/script
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Nick Taylor

That's awesome! 🔥

Yes, that's awesome!

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Shannon Crabill

That it's GitHub and not Github.

🙃

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Nick Taylor

It's True - Dwight Shrute

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Idris Rampurawala

I was working on displaying a lot of data in one of my tasks in my current company. I was able to use the data grid for this so as to enable sorting, filtering, searching all in one.
On top of it I was also required to allow our users to able to download the content into Excel and/or CSV. Hence, I came about writing this article about implementing the export of data in Angular 😁

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Nick Taylor

Bobby Moynahan character from SNL saying awesome!

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Dosbol Duysekov

🔨 I finally published fully rebuilt app update and learnt a lot about SwiftUI, Combine etc, while doing this project.

👨🏻‍💻 Made my first issue in open source project suggesting to fix a bug by myself, but waiting for a response.

🤦🏻‍♂️ Forgot to continue edX course(going to right now!).

Today was unproductive sad day, but because of you I remembered what I accomplished and now I am not feeling down anymore. Thank You!

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Nick Taylor

Actor Zach Galifianakis giving a thumbs up in a convertible car

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Jason F

I created my first pipeline task group in Azure DevOps. It was painful, but my CI/CD knowledge in Azure is slowly growing. I also started taking a look at more of the rxjs operators while tinkering with my portfolio. I'm adding a section to show articles that I've written here on dev.to.

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Nick Taylor

Processing data via an animated gif

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Anthony M.

I learned a lot about accessibility at CascadiaJS!

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Nick Taylor

Noice!

Noice!

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Matt Ellen

TWIL

  • What a VxWorks Event is, and used it to create an interlock, to cut down on using yet more message queues
  • How to wrap text on a button in CSS
  • That sometimes the Android Discord app logs you out without telling you. (I'm someone who only pays attention to Discord if I get a notification.)
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Nick Taylor

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steevn

Ive learned a lot stuff about JavaScript functions and anonymous functions. My goal for this year is to write and understand the basics in JS.

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Habdul Hazeez

My goal for this year is to write and understand the basics in JS.

When you are done, you should have a look at the following:

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Nick Taylor

Lego astronaut saying awesome!

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Rajesh Royal

useContext() and Redux in ReactJs

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Nick Taylor

Nice!

Nice

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Rajesh Royal

how do you insert gifs that easily what tool you use

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Nick Taylor

I use giphy.com

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Camilo Caquimbo Tabares • Edited on

I learned a lot about Dart/Flutter, they are a new and efficient way to make mobile apps and recently web apps also. So practical, beautiful and fast.

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Nick Taylor

Chow Yun-fat giving a thumbs up

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Sahaj Adlakha

I was working on the front end of a website and I learnt bootstrap framework for it.

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Nick Taylor

Nice!

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Jérémie Astor

I learned I could make some terminal app using C, libcurl and graphql. (I should post about it soon);

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Nick Taylor

Pam from The Office saying Nice!

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Jérémie Astor

Where do you find all those gifs?

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Nick Taylor • Edited on

giphy.com

Don’t tell anyone! 😎

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Rafi • Edited on

I learned that you can mix jsx and erb using rails-erb-loader thanks to @nickytonline

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Gym teacher from Glee saying amazing!

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Basti Ortiz

I learned a whole lot of Rust this week! I absolutely love the language and the workflow so far. 👌

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Nick Taylor

Stephen Colbert saying Awesome Sauce

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