I went on a walk this morning, down in Crescent Park, down in New Orleans, a city with a large contingent of the down, but never out. It’s good to go for a walk. It tends to center me, and reveal to me my feelings about me. Today for instanceRead More
These days noSQL databases quite popular, but knowing how an SQL database works at a pretty low level is not just a good idea, but a great idea. This document covers PostgreSQL in great detail. PostgreSQL is an open source multi-purpose relational database system which is widely used throughout theRead More
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The purpose of unit tests is to validate individual functions. The fact that they only test individual functions increases test speed so we can easily run the whole test suite locally. That also makes them easier to write, maintain, and debug. This is not to say that other types of tests, like integration tests, are not important. We just don’t want to mix unit testing with other types of tests. If we do, we risk losing the advantages of unit tests.
There’s some pretty common advice that as a Jr. Developer “You shouldn’t build your own auth system”. I entirely disagree. You should build it once, from as close to the metal as is reasonable, with the most up-to-date tutorial you can find, and do it again, and maybe again, untilRead More
The first time I noticed something was wrong was I experienced severe cramping & excessive bleeding where I ruined 3 office chairs & debated using Depends as feminine protection devices. I mentioned it to my doc thinking it may be endometriosis. She laughed it off & told me it wasRead More
A great article is available here, with details on how to build a quick and dirty version of React.
If you’re newish to web-dev you might have a little trouble knowing where to start. The first code changes you will make are to the index.js file located in the src folder create-react-app makes for you.Read More
Youssouf EL Azizi blog offers a brief and informative article about using react-hook-forms to create react-native forms “the right way.” (This month anyway.) From the article: Through My 2 years experience As a react native developer, I used to use different approaches to handle forms without feeling confident about theRead More
Things at work have gotten progressively slower in terms of sales. There are 4 of us hourly people in the office & we were called in & told our hours would be cut to 32 a week but we were to apply for unemployment for the other 8 which isRead More
People brought up with manners, tact and compassion don’t want to say something stupid to hurt & offend a cancer patient. However, if you are self absorbed or just plain tactless & ignorant there are you things you can say to make a cancer patient want to punch you. HowRead More
My hair started falling out a week after my first chemo. The hair in front of my ears was turning grey and wiry. I would go to work and tell my coworkers “I hate my grey hairs” and pull out a clump. They found that unnerving. I thought it wasRead More
Once my infested girl parts were removed and found that the cancer wasn’t angry, it was pissed! I was recommended 6 rounds of chemotherapy. I was less than thrilled because I had heard from someone who has been through it that the side effects are hell. My surgeon did aRead More
I used to be the ideal example of healthy. I used to run, do triathalons, lift weights, do zumba. When I reached my late 30s my weight wasn’t what I wanted it to be but slowed metabolism will do that to you. I had typical female inconveniences but nothing seemedRead More