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What’s going good, Hashnoder! 👋 To make your Monday more insightful, we’ve got two new Hashnode Originals for you.
There’s also the backpack full of developer news, opinions, and applaudable pieces of advice… Before you dig in, following is a quick overview of the noteworthy from the past week.
Google, in tandem with Firefox, and MicrosoftEdge, has announced a release candidate for their MVP design of WebAssembly in the Browser.
Pete Brown from Microsoft, has released a tutorial series on Internet of Things, remote wiring, voice recognition,
and AI, inspired by the Netflix hit Stranger Things.
Aurelia has released a free, open-source UX framework,
for its frontend framework; with support for Web, Mobile, and Desktop applications.
Why I abandoned Java in favour of Kotlin
Hashnode Originals by Jan Vladimir Mostert · 37 upvotes
Vladimir elucidates the elegance of Kotlin over Java, and how you can skip Java’s “ceremonies” to write more productive, beautiful code with Kotlin.
Hashnode Originals by Marco Alka · 30 upvotes
Is Programming just a hype?
General Programming · Question · 22 Responses
As a programmer, we’re sure you have heard the opinions on the two sides of the fence — Should everyone learn to program? We’ve got a few more opinions within the purview of the brilliant folks of the Hashnode community.
What are the few programming tools that you consider essential?
General Programming · Question · 14 Responses
OP has put it aptly — There are developer tools, that help us out a great deal, which we take for granted. Hashnoders discuss of their essential tool-chains, which they’re grateful for.
Should Apple allow websites to access the new Touchbar on the MacBook Pros?
General Programming · Question · 13 Responses
has been a lot of speculation on the usefulness, or a lack thereof, for the touchbar in the new ‘MacBook Pro’s. This one is an interesting discussion with developer opinions on websites having access to it.
As a developer, what are some of the best practices you would recommend for creating a resume/CV?
General Programming · Question · 11 Responses
a resume — As developers, a majority of us have been there, done that. Checkout this discussion for some of the best advice around, to create an efficient developer resume.
What is the funniest code you have seen?
General Programming · Question · 10 Responses
is now a programmer’s hilarity central — It was funniest programming comics last issue; and now it’s time for a few funniest pieces of code.
What does your ~/.gitconfig contain?
General Programming · Question · 6 Responses
says, “Your ~/.gitconfig says a lot about your git setup.” *nods* … BTW, what does yours look like? Check inside, for a few examples!
I think hype is the wrong word. It's ok to learn the basics of logic and how programming works. If / Then / Else, For, While, etc... Those will help you in being a logical thinker and with programs like Excel... continue reading.
Answer by Mario Giambanco · 25 upvotes · 5 appreciations
What are your tips for building a scalable Node API?
I suggest you start with mern.io and go as far as you can without thinking about scalability too much. It is a (MongoDB, Express.js, React.js Node.js) starter with good CLI features to generate some code for you and can build and run your product too... continue reading.
Answer by Denny Trebbin · 13 upvotes · 9 appreciations
Spell & grammar check before you publish. Then get someone to review it for you... continue reading.
Answer by Hipkiss · 12 upvotes · 5 appreciations
Have you used the Dart Language yet?
Dart is more than just a compile-to-JS (transpiler) language, if you have a look at Flutter, you'll see that it'll replace Java and Swift for mobile development as well as get rid of having to use Cordova / Phonegap... continue reading.
Answer by Jan Vladimir Mostert · 8 upvotes · 3 appreciations
How to structure your MobX app for the real world
by Michel Weststrate · 10 upvotes · (swizec)
React 101 - Composition vs Inheritance
by Nandan N · 10 upvotes · (blog brew)
Migrating to Webpack 2
Six Tiny But Awesome ES6 Features
by Mike Sprague · 11 upvotes · (davidwalsh)
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