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RReasonML Development With Vim

09/21/20191 Min Read — In Vim, Reason, DevTools, Lab

Vim is my favorite editor, and I prefer it over VS Code. (Neo)Vim offers a light-weight, fast experience where I can quickly navigate via keyboard shortcuts and use the terminal to its fullest. Reason…

FFriday Picks #18

09/20/20191 Min Read — In Lab, Python, Erlang, JavaScript, React.js

Here are some useful links for your pleasure: Advice for Technical Writing by Chris Coyler from CSS-Tricks Curated list of project-based frontend tutorials [Project-Based Learning Frontend] Why You…

LLearning ReasonReact Step by Step Part: 2

09/15/20192 Min Read — In Reason, React.js, Lab

By now we have the HTML/JSX skeleton for our input form: a simple login form styled with Bulma . (The code is available on Github .) Stumbling Blocks With ReasonReact The idea for this blog post…

FFriday Picks #17

09/07/20191 Min Read — In Lab, Clojure, ClojureScript, Vim

Again a "late Friday" selection: How to Build Good Software From design patterns to category theory by Mark Seeman - this article series explains software abstractions Clojure/script GraphQL…

GGoing to RuhrJS

09/04/20191 Min Read — In JavaScript, Lab

I'm so excited! I will be attending my first tech conference in October! Today I got my tickets for RuhrJS , a JavaScript conference in the Ruhr area. I'm one of the volunteers, and I'm looking…

TTwo Free Handbooks for the Aspiring Developer

09/01/20191 Min Read — In Lab

Here are two useful resource for people looking for a career in tech: The Coding Bootcamp Handbook: How Do Bootcamps Work and Are They Right for You? by FreeCodeCamp founder Quincy Larson Tech…

FFriday Picks #16

08/31/20191 Min Read — In Lab, Svelte.js, Clojure

Today the "Friday Picks" are a day late. Sorry. Problem Solving and Clojure 1.9 Podcast transcript - Rich Hickey, creator of Clojure, talks about problem solving - worth a read, even if you're not…

NNeoVim and LanguageClient for Elixir

08/30/20191 Min Read — In Vim, Elixir, DevTools, Lab

Yesterday I installed LanguageClient-neovim for NeoVim. This tool adds Language Server Protocol support for NeoVim (or Vim8). It helps with autocompletion, code formatting, code definitions, and…

LLearning About React Context

08/28/20191 Min Read — In React.js, JavaScript, Lab

I'm expanding my React knowledge so that I can build better apps. One of my learning resources is the Udemy course Complete React Developer in 2019 (w/ Redux, Hooks, GraphQL) . I've been familiar…

TTIL: Docker Python Connection Refused

08/27/20191 Min Read — In Python, Lab, Docker

Today I learned more about Docker and Python. The blog post Connection refused? Docker networking and how it impacts your image gives an approachable overview over networking with Docker. In the end…

HHumble Bundle Python Programming

08/25/20191 Min Read — In Python, Lab

I found this new Humble Bundle for Python Programming . Here are some insights into the included books by Al Sweigert, author of Automate the Boring Stuff with Python : reddit/r/python . And here…

FFriday Picks #15

08/23/20191 Min Read — In Lab, Python, Erlang, Svelte.js, CSS

Here are some things I've found useful this week or that I enjoyed: A web scraping guide for beginners, part 1 and part 2 A weird experiment: The Boost Your Coding Fu With VSCode and Vim Auditory…

LLearning About Clean Code With Elixir

08/20/20191 Min Read — In Elixir, Lab

Today I found an excellent article about Cleaning up your Elixir Code . It shows how you can refactor your code and use best practices (hexagonal design with adapters/ports, dependency injection…

FFriday Picks #14

08/16/20191 Min Read — In JavaScript, Lab

Here are some things I've found useful this week or that I enjoyed: GraphQL Recipes - Building APIs with GraphQL Transform Paged Out! #1 : a free magazine about programming Reef - a lightweight…

SStill Learning TDD

08/14/20191 Min Read — In Lab, React.js

Nothing much to report. I'm still learning TDD with Python (Flask) and React.js. I'm using Jest and Enzyme for React. Testing React components feels very abstract to me. Kent C. Dodds wrote two…

FFriday Picks #13

08/09/20191 Min Read — In DevOps, LISP, Lab, Vim, React.js

Here are some things I've found useful this week or that I enjoyed: Production-ready Docker images - a guide to Docker with Python Programming Algorithms: A Crash Course in Lisp - a course on data…

TThe Odin Project and Full Stack Open

08/06/20191 Min Read — In Lab, JavaScript

I've read about The Odin Project a few times on reddit. People seem to be happy about this (free) curriculum, as it starts from zero, but doesn't hold your hands. They offer a Ruby course and a…

FFriday Picks #11

07/26/20191 Min Read — In Lab, DevOps, CSS, Svelte.js, Python

Here are some things I've found useful this week or that I enjoyed: Becoming a Zsh (Oh My Zsh) Power User 10 docker-compose and docker commands that are useful for active development CSS - Center both…

LLessons in Problem Solving

07/25/20191 Min Read — In Lab

Here is a gentle introduction in solving problems for Algorithm challenges: How to think like a programmer — lessons in problem solving

FFree HTML Handbook by Flavio Copes

07/23/20191 Min Read — In HTML, Lab

I'm still handicapped by slow internet speeds. Learning to code is a bit difficult at the moment. I'm doing Udemy courses (React, CSS, and Django TDD) and watching videos is almost impossible right…

UUnknown Privileges

07/22/20191 Min Read — In Lab

I've never realized how lucky I am to live in an area with a good infrastructure. At home, I have a stable internet connection with decent speed. After I've tried to work remotely with a download…

FFriday Picks #10

07/19/20191 Min Read — In Lab, JavaScript, TypeScript, Node.js

Here are some things I've found useful this week or that I enjoyed: As a senior developer, how do I better mentor an intermediate developer who is struggling? - Reddit thread about mentoring (might…

CCurrently Working On

07/18/20191 Min Read — In Lab

I'm currently working on the Udemy course Complete React Developer in 2019 (w/ Redux, Hooks, GraphQL) by Andrei Neagoie and Yihua Zhang. So far, it's been an exciting journey, and I appreciate that…

WWrite More Professional Code

07/17/20191 Min Read — In Lab

I'm amazed about what you can learn for free on platforms like YouTube. For example, here are some tips on how to write more professional code by Dylan Israel: How to Code Like a Pro (with Dylan…

UUphill Conf 2019: How to Think

07/16/20191 Min Read — In Lab

Today I watched this talk: André Staltz - How to Think - Uphill Conf 2019 . And while the ideas were not new, it was still a good reminder about what it means to be a thinker in the context of being…

FFriday Picks #9

07/12/20191 Min Read — In Lab, JavaScript, Node.js

Here are some things I've found useful this week or that I enjoyed: Boilerplate Code - Starter projects in React, Vue, Python, Full-Stack - some useful boilerplates As a self taught developer, i feel…

AAWS User Group MeetUp

07/11/20191 Min Read — In Lab

Yesterday I attended the Amazon Web Services User Group Dortmund MeetUp . It was easy to travel to, very central in the city. Around 40 people attended this event. The organizers offered pizza and…

LLearning a Little Thing Every Day

07/10/20191 Min Read — In Lab

Today I learned about how to use Local Storage and redux-persist . Local Storage is part of the native Web Storage API and allows you to store data accross browser ressions (and refreshes). It's…

NNot Enough Time

07/09/20191 Min Read — In Lab

So much to do, not enough time. I'm interested in so many things, but I don't have the time to learn them all. Gatsby.js, Elixir & Phoenix (Phoenix LiveView!?), TypeScript, DDD, software architecture…

LLearn About Gatsby Themes

07/08/20191 Min Read — In Lab, JavaScript, React.js

Yesterday I finished Introduction to Gatsby , a beginners course by Jason Lengstorf, hosted by Frontend Masters. Gatsby is a static site generator for JavaScript/React.js. It pre-builds your website…

LLearning About State Management

07/02/20191 Min Read — In JavaScript, React.js, Lab

Today I listened to a React Podcast episode where Michel Weststrate was a guest . He talked about state management, MobX , and Immer , his new library. Listening to talk like these, and the ideas…

VVim Movement: Some Links

07/01/20191 Min Read — In Vim, Lab

Here are some links I found useful to level up my VIM skills: Fast movement and navigation inside Neovim Traversing text in Insert mode I've been switching between Vim and VS Code the last few days…

LLearn NestJS

06/23/20191 Min Read — In TypeScript, Node.js, Lab

Currently, I'm working through the excellent Udemy Course: NestJS - Zero to Hero by Ariel Weinberger. There are still some coupons to get a discount for this course . I'm still excited about…

NNestJS Is Fun

06/19/20191 Min Read — In Node.js, TypeScript, Lab

I'm learning about TypeScript and NestJS right now. There's an excellent course on Udemy by Ariel Weinberger . It shows how to develop a CRUD API. If you want to get a sense on how NestJS looks…

BBlown Away by NestJS

06/18/20191 Min Read — In Node.js, TypeScript, Lab

I just finished a Serverless React with AWS Amplify - The Complete Guide by Reed Barger today. I learned a lot about AWS and serverless functions. But now it's time for something different! What…

FFree Node API Book

06/15/20191 Min Read — In Lab, JavaScript

If you follow JavaScript Teacher on Twitter , you'll notice that he's giving away another book on web development: Node API Book - you have to provide an email address Further Reading JavaScript…

FFriday Picks #6

06/14/20191 Min Read — In Lab, CSS, TypeScript

Here are some things I've found useful this week or that I enjoyed: From doing tutorials to getting an actual job? (MPJ shows his Spotify application) - great video by funfunfunction Svelte Crash…

FFreeCodeCamp YouTube Channel

06/12/20191 Min Read — In Lab

Lately, I've been watching some videos from the freeCodeCamp YouTube Channel . Some of the videos are quite good. For example, the tutorials by Beau Carnes are enjoyable to watch. They don't go into…

AAutomate the Boring Stuff with Python (FREE)

06/11/20191 Min Read — In Lab, Python

Al Sweigert is the author of the beginner-friendly and highly rated Automate the Boring Stuff with Python . You can already read the text for free online. But at the moment, you can also snatch the…

GGoing Slow

06/10/20191 Min Read — In Lab

Today I spent most of my time with my kids. I got up at 5 am to make time for coding. But shortly afterward, my youngest woke up. Thus, I only managed to squeeze in a few minutes of programming. The…

FFriday Picks #5

06/07/20191 Min Read — In Lab, Vim, TypeScript

Here are some things I've found useful this week or that I enjoyed: Helsinki MOOC on full stack web development (and other free courses in English) - quality courses from a Finnish university in…

##60seconddev on Twitter

06/06/20191 Min Read — In Lab, JavaScript

At the moment I'm struggling with enabling CORS for an AWS Gateway API . I haven't found a solution yet . Meanwhile, I found the #60seconddev hashtag on Twitter. The original Instagram posts are…

FFrom Zero to App by Flavio Copes

06/04/20191 Min Read — In Lab, JavaScript

Today I found a new exciting video course by Flavio Copes : I am going to document the process of building an online diary Web App built using React, Node.js, GraphQL, Postgres. From zero (rough idea…

LLearning about Big O and Algorithms

06/03/20191 Min Read — In Lab, Python

Today I didn't have much time for studying. I read another chapter in A Common-Sense Guide to Data Structures and Algorithms . This is really an excellent beginner-friendly book. The illustrations…

CCommon Sense Algorithms and Problem Solving

06/02/20191 Min Read — In Lab, Python

I've tried several online courses on learning data structures and algorithms. But nothing seems to stick. Usually, video courses work well for me. I consider them more engaging than a book. But for…

TTips on How to Get a Job in Software

06/01/20191 Min Read — In Lab

At the moment I'm learning more about GraphQL with React (full-stack) with the help of Wes Bos's Advanced React course . But here are some tips on how to get a job in tech (from reddit): Tips on How…

FFriday Picks #4

05/31/20191 Min Read — In Lab, Vim, DevOps, TypeScript

Here are some things I've found useful this week or that I enjoyed: The Great Gatsby Bootcamp - Full Gatsby.js Tutorial Course Supercharging Vim: Blazing fast search and global replace · Matt Layman…

HHazards of Being a Mom

05/29/20191 Min Read — In Lab

Today I got up to spend some time coding and improving my skills. During the day, I work as a tax officer, so I don't have time to program. I either have to get up early or spend my evenings learning…

EEgghead.io Sale

05/28/20191 Min Read — In Lab, JavaScript

One of my favorite online learning resources for JavaScript and front-end development is Egghead.io . They offer some free resources . But their premium tier is worth the money. At the moment, they…

LLearning About Thinking

05/26/20191 Min Read — In Lab

There are a few blogs I follow that don't teach you how to code. But they provide tools, models, and systems for learning how to think . I'm very focussed on learning the technologies and techniques…

##100DaysOfCode Finished

05/25/20191 Min Read — In Lab, 100DaysOfCode

I finished my first round of #100DaysOfCode! First immediate reaction: Let's do something more useful. Perhaps I've been doing it wrong. I didn't have a particular goal in mind. I just love coding and…

FFriday Picks #3

05/24/20191 Min Read — In Lab, JavaScript

Here are some things I've found useful this week or that I enjoyed: On Lisp in 15 minutes belly.io - A curated list of streamers SOLID Principles: The Software Developer's Framework to Robust…

MMay 2019 Update

05/23/20191 Min Read — In Lab

A quick check-in. I try to attend as many MeetUps I can. It's a bit difficult with two young kids and a job. But I'm lucky, and my husband supports me. I enjoy that I can always learn something new at…

EEntwickelBar 4.0

05/19/20191 Min Read — In Lab

Yesterday I was at my first Unconference . It uses the Open Space Method . Nothing is planned. Participants can introduce new themes, give talks, or open discussion rounds. I liked the format, and…

HHave Better Conversations

05/14/20191 Min Read — In Lab

It's important to focus on problem-solving skills and on computer science fundamentals or on programming languages and frameworks. But it's equally essential to learn some soft skills…

MMaking Slow Progress

05/11/20191 Min Read — In Lab

Learning to code proves to be a slow and steady journey. I wonder about those folks who claim that they were coding for 4 months and then got hired. I can imagine that they were very talented to grasp…

WWeb Platform Course

05/07/20191 Min Read — In Lab

One of the people I follow is Flavio Copes . He's writing short and informative posts every day. His blog is beginner-friendly. At the moment, he's working on a Web Platform Course , and the first…

CCurrently Learning

05/02/20191 Min Read — In JavaScript, Lab

Right now I'm working on creating React apps with Hooks and AWS Amplify. I'm looking forward to take a peek at Gatsby.js and Next.js . I'm watching Deep JavaScript Foundations by Kyle Simpson…

GGrateful

05/01/20191 Min Read — In Lab

I realized today how grateful I am to be able to learn to code. It gives me so much joy to read about function closures, monads, software architecture, DDD, React Hooks, Elixir, recursion, etc…

AAWS Amplify

04/24/20191 Min Read — In JavaScript, DevOps, Lab

Today I started working with AWS Amplify and React. I bought a Udemy course , and use it as a learning aid. Setting up AWS Amplify with JavaScript proved to be frictionless. Creating a new GraphQL…

CClean Code and Dev Mastery

04/23/20191 Min Read — In JavaScript, Lab

Today I watched one of my favorite YouTube channels, Dev Mastery , by Bill Sourour. I've heard the term Clean Code before but I didn't have a clear picture on what it meant. This video was helpful…

LLearn to Debug And Chrome Developer Tools

04/21/20191 Min Read — In Lab

Debugging is an essential skill for a developer. It's an area where I have room for improvement. So far I've gotten by with console.log statements. But the Chrome Developer Tools can be helpful for…

TThe Coding Train

04/20/20191 Min Read — In Lab

I've been feeling a bit under the weather so I haven't had the energy to tackle hard topics. For these kind of days, I always like watching videos on YouTube or Twitch, or listen to podcasts. You can…

RReactive DDD - MeetUp

04/13/20191 Min Read — In Lab

On Thursday, I attended yet another tech-related MeetUp. The location, Unperfekthaus , is interesting. It's a space where you can meet and do (creative) projects. Attendees have to pay a flat fee for…

EExcited Learning

04/08/20191 Min Read — In Lab

Here is a list of things I'm excited about and I'm currently learning or would like to learn: Flutter for mobile development a deep dive into Elixir and Phoenix (and Phoenix Liveview ) GraphQL Full…

WWorkshop Responsive Web Design

04/07/20191 Min Read — In Lab

Yesterday I went to a workshop about Responsive Web Design . I quite enjoyed it. As always I learned something new. Most of the workshop's agenda was aimed at beginners. That was ok and I expected it…

DDevOps and APIs MeetUp

04/05/20191 Min Read — In Lab, API

Yesterday I went to my second MeetUp organized by Softwerkskammer Ruhrgebiet . I met one of the co-organizers, Sandra. And it was totally cool to see another woman there. We also talked a little bit…

GGreat Meetup at Softwerkskammer Ruhr

03/22/20191 Min Read — In Lab, GraphQL, API

I was at a wonderful tech meetup on Wednesday. This was one of my first meetups and it was so much fun! The organizer was super nice and approachable. I enjoyed the lecture about REST to GraphQL…

EEgghead.io Courses

03/20/20191 Min Read — In Lab, JavaScript

One of my current favorite resources for JavaScript is egghead.io . This paid membership site provides tons of short video lessons for front-end developers. The quality differs a bit. Some courses…

##100DaysOfCode - a Recap After 15 Days

02/21/20191 Min Read — In Lab, 100DaysOfCode

I did some work on algorithm challenges and data structures, but am now back to coding a Javascript/Node app called feedbacky . I learned about authentication with Google OAuth using Passport-Next…

DDoing vs Trying

02/16/20191 Min Read — In Lab

In the last few weeks, I've upleveled my coding skills. I've been coding every day for at least an hour and I've finally taken the step to break out of tutorial hell. Yes, I still learn with video…

UUdemy Course Reflections

02/14/20191 Min Read — In Lab

I finished The Complete Web Developer in 2019: Zero to Mastery course a few days ago. I skipped some sections (HTML, CSS) which I plan to refresh later. Especially my CSS Grid and responsive design…

##100DaysOfCode

02/13/20191 Min Read — In Lab, 100DaysOfCode

I started the #100DaysOfCode a few days ago. The challenge sounds like a fun way to log my progress and participate in a greater community . The idea behind the challenge is to code at least for an…

BBaby Steps

02/10/20191 Min Read — In Lab

I like the Kaizen technique: small, tiny baby steps towards a goal. Little improvements pile up and lead to big wins. Compound interest. Kaizen helps with breaking down a problem: to do it the Kaizen…

BBe Humble

02/09/20191 Min Read — In Lab

Sometimes I think I already know a lot about something. But often that's not true. You can always dig deeper. Often I'm ignorant about what I don't know because I know enough to get by. It's ok that I…

WWorse Days

02/08/20191 Min Read — In Lab

Some days are worse than others. Some days feel like you're making no progress. What you want to build doesn't work. You try to come up with a solution for a complicated function. It doesn't work. You…

YYou Can't Learn to Code for Free

02/06/20191 Min Read — In Lab

"Everyone should learn to code." and even "Coding is easy" are some statements floating around on the internet. There are tons of resources for budding learners. Some are low-priced, some are free…

CCode Project: the Process

02/05/20191 Min Read — In Lab

Things that nobody tells you but you somehow have to learn: the steps/how-to to code your app. With a frontend app, you have a combination of HTML, CSS, and Javascript and you have to address them all…