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Article Roundup - Week of Apr 22, 2018

Angular 6 wants to be smaller, faster and easier-to-use I recently started trying to learn Angular. The documentation is good, there are plenty of examples out there, but it is still a complex framework with a lot to learn. I’m happy to see the next version focusing on being easier to use. How to use React’s new Context API to easily manage modals Modals can be painful to work worth. Managing their state, controlling them, working them into logic flows.

Article Roundup - Week of Apr 15, 2018

FIDO Alliance FIDO Alliance and W3C Achieve Major Standards Milestone in Global Effort Towards Simpler, Stronger Authentication on the Web For the last several years there has been a working group focused on web authentication trying to come up with a standard. Their work has resulted in a candidate recommendation being put forward by W3C. A new experiment: Browser-based web apps with .NET and Blazor Microsoft has put out a new experiment based on C# and Razor that runs in the browser using WebAssembly.

Article Roundup - Week of Apr 08, 2018

React Lifecycle It’s only a tweet, but it is a very handy visualization of the React component lifecycle. Sneak Peek at WebAssembly Studio I may have included a link to WebAssembly Studio in the past, but it has come a long way and deserves another. It is an easy way to start experimenting with WebAssembly using C, C++, or Rust. Here are examples of everything new in ECMAScript 2016, 2017, and 2018

Article Roundup - Week of Apr 01, 2018

Environment Settings in JavaScript Apps This article provides a nice overview of the common methods to handle the environment specific configuration of a JavaScript frontend. NGINX strengthens microservices capabilities in new release NGINX has added new features aimed at microservices. I’m most excited about the possibilities NGINX Unit provides, though it currently only supports Python, PHP, Go, Perl, and Ruby. Node and Java are next on the list. User-defined Order in SQL

Article Roundup - Week of Mar 25, 2018

A blockchain in 200 lines of code The idea behind blockchains isn’t that complicated. I like to think of it has a verifiable linked list. This article goes through a simple blockchain built in 200 lines of JavaScript. Application State Management Strategies with React This article goes into how to use the State Design Pattern with React. It provides nice examples showing the theory and a final example built in React.

Article Roundup - Week of Mar 18, 2018

A Practical Introduction to Container Terminology This is a long article, but it’s worth it to get the terminology for containers if you’re planning to use them. It’s also a good article if you want to understand containers better. You can build a neural network in JavaScript even if you don’t really understand neural networks Machine learning is totally a thing you can do with JavaScript. This article goes through using Brain.

#DeleteFacebook - Videos

#DeleteFacebook is still be going strong, and I have another Greasemonkey script for those who can’t delete their entire Facebook just yet. This time the script handles deleting videos from your video album.

#DeleteFacebook - Albums

#DeleteFacebook is getting a lot of momentum and I would love nothing more than to delete my Facebook. I haven’t really even been using it much lately. It has even started emailing me constantly trying to get me back, almost like an AI hotel in Altered Carbon. Unfortunately, there are a couple apps I use where Facebook is the only login method and I’m not quite ready to give up those apps.

Article Roundup - Week of Mar 11, 2018

Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2018 StackOverflow’s 2018 developer survey results are out. It’s a lot of data and perusing it was interesting but mostly confirmed things I already suspected Lesser known CSS quirks & advanced tips CSS has a lot of odd edge cases and caveats. This article goes through many of the lesser known ones. The Function Gateway Gloo looks like a really cool gateway if you are using functions or integrating multiple services.

Article Roundup - Week of Mar 04, 2018

The real cause of large DDoS This past week GitHub announced that it was the target of a massive DDoS attack. These kinds of attacks are becoming more and more common. Cloudflare wrote this article that goes into why these kinds of attacks are possible and advocates for solving the problem. How To Speed Up Continuous Integration Build With New NPM CI And package-lock.json There is a new command in NPM that is geared towards improving and speeding up CI builds.