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Course: Todo App (Unfinished)

tl;dr 20 years of software engineering boiled down to the most minimal course as a foundation for any scale app.

Summary

In this course, you will create a full-stack web-app from scratch.

You will write and understand every line of code.

You won't depend on external code that hides away important functionality. You will use only a few foundational frameworks/tools that give you full control over everything: React + Serverless Framework.

You will publish your app and host it using Netlify and Aws. Your app will easily scale to handle millions of users, but it will cost nothing for the free tier (which will handle thousands of users). However, you code can easily be modified to be hosted anywhere.

Everything will be written in Typescript. Everything will be perfectly typed. Everything will be under your control giving you full power.

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Dork

Dork

Dork is a short text adventure inspired by Zork.

It's a game I made for my kids and my own enjoyment after playing with the original Zork source code.

It's full of ironic humor and interesting ways to die, just like a text adventure should be:

Plus a few modern features, like achievments:

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Emoji Variable Names

tl;dr: A quick update on the state of support for using emojis in the worst places: variable names

Summary

It looks like the options are limited to within string contexts. Furtunately for those who want the most unreadable code ever, it is possible to at least name all your object fields with emojis.

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Typescript Type System Adventure

tl;dr: Play a text adventure in vscode with the typescript type system.

Update - Added Typescript 4.1 Template String Literals

Summary

I've always been a fan of text adventures since I first played Space Quest 1 when I was about 6 (though it was a graphical text adventure technically).

I've also always been a huge fan of typescript since it came out in 2012.

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Typescript 'any' is evil

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Cool Stuff

So, almost all my content is hidden, so this post will highlight some things to play with.

Introduction to the Site

Basically, this is a website all built in react. It uses a simplified version of gatsby to generate a static website with async loaded components. That is hosted on netlify which basically provides free https, simple dns management, and git deploy with auto CDN cache expiration. In addition, I use serverless framework cli to define my AWS infrastructure and deploy the serverless stuff from command line. Essentially, I can make anything and deploy it in about 30 secs.

Some Interesting Things

Some interesting things:

Site Header

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User Beneficial

tl;dr: Ensure that your software provides a beneficial impact on the life of each person who uses it.

Intro

We software developers: engineers, designers, architects, etc. - all need to ensure that using out software is healthy and beneficial.

Questions

  • How does using my software affect each user's life?
  • How much time would be healthy for a person to use this?
  • How often would I encourage my child to use this (assuming they had the role of the intended audience)?
  • How does using this affect the user's social health?
  • How does using this affect the user's physical health?
  • How does using this affect the user's financial health?

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Customize Gatsby Blog

Remove all the placeholder content and fill your blog with you.

Customize your About Page

  • Open pages/about.md
  • Write a short bio about yourself as a new software developer

Remove the Placeholder Content

We won't delete this yet, so you can look back on it for a reference.

  • Rename posts/example.md to posts/example.md.old
  • Rename posts/hello.md to posts/hello.md.old

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Build Gatsby Blog

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About

Hi there

My name is Rick:

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