Node.js Best Practices – How to become a better Node.js developer in 2018

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It became a tradition for me in the past two years to write recommendations for the next year on how one can become a better Node.js developer. This year is no exception! 🤗

If you are interested in my past new years’ recommendations, you can read them on the RisingStack blog:

Start adopting some of the newer Node goodies like async-await rather than a promise or a callback.  Make security an important consideration.  Learn ECMAScript.  Pass along what you’ve learned ar Meetup’s.

Via: Node.js Best Practices – How to become a better Node.js developer in 2018

 

 

 

600 Free Online Programming & Computer Science Courses You Can Start in January

Six years ago, universities like MIT and Stanford first opened up free online courses to the public. Today, more than 700 schools around the world have created thousands of free online courses. I’ve compiled this list of over 600 such free online courses that you can start this month. For this, I leveraged Class Central’s database of over 9,000 courses. I’ve also included each course’s average rating.

I have been in denial that Python is an up-and-coming thing.  After working on an Adafruit Circuit playground Express and the BBC micro:bit I understand the importance of Python.  So back to school it is with the Coursera: Programming for Everybody (Getting Started with Python) course from University Of Michigan “Go Blue”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

450 Free Online Programming & Computer Science Courses You Can Start in December

Six years ago, universities like MIT and Stanford first opened up free online courses to the public. Today, more than 700 schools around the world have created thousands of free online courses.

I’ve compiled this list of 430 such free online courses that you can start this month. For this, I leveraged Class Central’s database of over 8,000 courses. I’ve also included each course’s average rating.

This list has a little bit of everything.  College courses, instructor lead videos and professional.  It may take a little bit to weed out the good ones but, hey their free!

Via: Free Code Camp

GMH-019 Project Build Volt.Amp meter Partial Fail!

GMH-019 Project Build Volt.Amp meter Partial Fail! Warning: This is a long video 46 Minutes. It was my first experience using VideoPad to do the editing. Right now Camtasia is on my hit list. This project build started out simple. Build a dedicated Volt/Ohm meter into Altoids case. Make it small, make it portable. Use scrap parts and one of those Chinese $11 LED Volt/Amp meters that can be powered from 3.5 to 12 VDC.

Forgot about needing to tune the meter to the proper voltage and what is the “Proper voltage”?
Forgot about how hard it is to just paint an Altoid tin so that the paint lasts.
Forgot about orientation, like which way is “Up”.
Forgot about component fitting “Fully Assembled”

I had a ball doing this project and when at the end, it kinda failed, I was still happy because of how much I learned.
Just when you think you know everything something as small as this project sets your ass back in line again.
Slow down and plan better was my advice to myself. Hope I was listening.

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