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Rabea Gleissner

A place to share what I've been learning and making.

Things I wrote

Orthogonality

06 September 2019
TIL

I'm reading The Pragmatic Programmer at the moment and they explain what orthogonal systems are. I feel like I had heard about it before but…

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Kaizen

01 September 2019
TIL

I came across this philosophy in the new edition of the Pragmatic Programmer book. (I guess the original version talks about it too but I…

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Comparing dates in JS

16 August 2019
TIL

I’ve recently done a lot with dates and times. And I found it really fiddly. Comparing dates, comparing times of days… and I learnt a few…

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WebP image compression

31 July 2019
TIL

I’m really not keeping up with the latest web development trends… Today was the first time that I heard about WebP. It’s an image format…

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Express routing error

28 July 2019
TIL

What Express is trying to tell you is that your route is calling a controller function that doesn’t exist… Because you renamed it in the…

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Slack - toggle right pane

26 July 2019
TIL

I think threads on Slack are great - they keep the channel a lot tidier. It just always annoyed me that I couldn’t figure out which shortcut…

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dangerouslySetInnerHTML

04 July 2019
TIL

Sounds pretty wild and like something you probably don’t want to touch with a bargepole! Au contraire. I’ve seen it all over our Tes…

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MongoDb write concerns

30 June 2019
TIL

I’ve been doing the MongoDB for JavaScript developers course by MongoDB University. Today I learnt about write concerns.Let’s say we are…

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MongoDB lookups

23 June 2019
TIL

As part of the MongoDB University course that I’m doing, I had to write an aggregation with a $lookup 😱And I learnt that lookups are…

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Edit view vs read-only view

19 June 2019
TIL

At work we’re aiming to build a new system in the most Lean way possible. Which basically means that we’re trying to get it up and running…

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React Hooks in production

12 June 2019
TIL

Today I used React Hooks for the first time in a production project. Boom! Modern JavaScript. I used the state hook which replaces and…

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Upgrade to Neovim

05 June 2019
TIL

As a modern woman, I’d been thinking about upgrading to Neovim for a while. (OK, you might argue, that as a modern woman I should have…

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lodash fp

17 April 2019
TIL

Today my colleague Federico introduced me to the functional programming library of lodash. We were using . Here’s how we used it: We had a…

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