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Rabea Gleissner

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

Things I learnt or thought about

You can revert a git merge

19 October 2019
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We had a little bit of an issue in live today, resulting from a large refactoring that was done this week. We had to urgently fix this issue…

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Web monetisation with Coil

03 October 2019
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I was listening to the Shoptalk Show podcast episode about how to make money with your content on the web. And there’s a new way of doing…

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Orthogonality

06 September 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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MongoDB projections

14 April 2019
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Every time I have to do a MongoDB query I feel a bit uneasy… I know how to make some basic queries but the rest I always have to google. So…

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MongoDB compound indexes

21 March 2019
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I picked up a story at work today which is related to indexes in MongoDB. Basically, one of my colleagues had run a query to evaluate the…

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Mangrove forests

16 March 2019
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I was on holiday in Thailand this weekend. Yeah, digital nomad life is tough 🙂 But I still learnt something. My partner and I went on a…

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CSS Transition Group

14 March 2019
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I read this interesting article this morning in bed (great excuse to stay in bed longer). It's about how someone refactored their frontend…

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CSS Grid and IE11

31 March 2018
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The other day I decided to finally use CSS Grid in one of my personal projects. There's so much hype about it - at least in my social media…

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XProLo January meetup

26 January 2018
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I gave a talk last night at the Extreme Programming London meetup (XProLo). The talk was about why everyone should start blogging. Or…

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Reading about writing

12 August 2017
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There are a lot of things I want to get better at. One of those things is writing. Oh, wait... I'll try again:There are a lot of skills I…

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Vagrant adventures

17 May 2017
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I am in the process of setting up a development environment on a virtual machine for an Elixir project and thought I’d write about it…

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Bath Ruby 2016 summary

12 March 2016
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Two years ago I worked in marketing. If you had told me back then to take a day off, buy a train ticket to Bath and go to a marketing…

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Just

23 January 2016
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Such a small word. But with such big implications.We use it all the time. “Sure, I’ll just pop down the shops and get some milk.” “I’ll just…

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New job! Again?

28 November 2015
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"Rabea is leaving? How long has she been here?" "Six months.""Only six months? Who would do such a thing?"That’s how the conversation…

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Global Day of Coderetreat

15 November 2015
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Yesterday was Global Day of Coderetreat and I attended the event for the first time.When I first heard about a coderetreat, all I could…

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