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Practice React/TypeScript By Building A Chrome Extension

  • We'll cover some background, build the extension, and learn how to use it in Chrome.
  • On a code level, a Chrome extension is just HTML, CSS, and JavaScript that lets you add functionality to the browser by using the APIs Chrome exposes.
  • Now that you have a fresh app, let's edit one of the files to make this a Chrome extension.
  • One thing to note is that your manifest_version should always be 2 because Google said so https://developer.chrome.com/extensions/manifestVersion.
  • We use the browser_action property to show that little icon in the upper right corner and to show the body of the extension when you click it.
  • Although, if you don't want people to have access to the source code, uploading an extension to the web store is a good option.
  • Making Chrome extensions is another way you can practice your JavaScript and learn more about the frameworks.

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Here’s Mortal Kombat 11’s full roster of downloadable characters

  • And now the Joker from the Batman universe is getting in on some of that action as one of the new characters in Mortal Kombat 11’s Kombat Pack.
  • Developer NetherRealm has already release two downloadable-content characters for its latest fighting game.
  • Original big bad Shang Tsung and Nightwolf from Mortal Kombat 3 are already playable.
  • But now the studio has showed off the rest of the roster for the Kombat Pack, and like previous games, it is relying heavily on guest characters.
  • If you are wondering when you’ll get a chance to play as these characters, you’ll just have to wait.
  • Maybe I’m the real Joker!
  • Joker is coming January 28.
  • The Kombat Pack is $40, but it is on sale right now for $30.
  • It also includes early access to the characters as opposed to purchasing them individually.

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Kobiton raises a $5.2M Series A round for its mobile testing platform

  • Kobiton, an Atlanta-based mobile testing platform that helps developers test their apps on real devices using the open-source Appium automation framework, today announced that it has raised a $5.2 million Series A round.
  • Lee argues that until now, it too a lot of developer-level expertise to write the test scrips necessary to run automated tests.
  • Kobiton allows developers to create tests without having to write scripts by using tis “record and playback” feature.
  • Because that code is there, though, the company can then work its magic and add an abstraction layer (“Appium Anywhere”) that allows those tests to run on any device.
  • Like most companies at this stage, Kobiton plans to use the new funding to expand its sales, marketing customer support and product development efforts.

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🎉Announcing Floodgate: a "load more" component for React 🌊

  • Floodgate is a "load more" component for React.js that takes the complexity of managing and updating queued data and turns it into an intuitive experience.
  • Strings, parsed JSON objects, React components, even JavaScript functions can be passed in; remember that Floodgate leaves the rendering and implementation of these items up to the developer.
  • By utilizing React's lifecycle methods and custom callback props, Floodgate's props can be entirely managed by a parent component's state, allowing the instance's data to be asynchronously updated or end-users to have more control over how many items are loaded.
  • The render prop function exposes a number of Floodgate methods to be called by its children components; namely, those are loadNext, loadAll, reset, and exportState.
  • Floodgate utilizes the React's Context API as of v0.6.0, preventing the need for developers to pass down methods exposed in the render prop to wherever they are needed using the FloodgateContext export.

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🎉Announcing Floodgate: a "load more" component for React 🌊

  • Floodgate is a "load more" component for React.js that takes the complexity of managing and updating queued data and turns it into an intuitive experience.
  • Strings, parsed JSON objects, React components, even JavaScript functions can be passed in; remember that Floodgate leaves the rendering and implementation of these items up to the developer.
  • By utilizing React's lifecycle methods and custom callback props, Floodgate's props can be entirely managed by a parent component's state, allowing the instance's data to be asynchronously updated or end-users to have more control over how many items are loaded.
  • The render prop function exposes a number of Floodgate methods to be called by its children components; namely, those are loadNext, loadAll, reset, and exportState.
  • Floodgate utilizes the React's Context API as of v0.6.0, preventing the need for developers to pass down methods exposed in the render prop to wherever they are needed using the FloodgateContext export.

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Free coding environments and interactive courses!

  • We have some exciting news to share with you: we’ve partnered with the GitHub Student Developer Pack to make it easier for students everywhere to learn programming and write your own programs!
  • What does this mean for you as a student?
  • Well, students now get access to Next Tech’s course library and sandboxed computing environments for free for a whole year!
  • As former and current computing students ourselves, we know that setting up your computer for programming can be tough.
  • It’s especially frustrating when you can see the solution to your homework or next project in your head, but your computer just isn’t working.
  • Head over to the GitHub Student Developer Pack page to claim yours, or if you already have the Pack, come check out Next Tech!

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#discussWhat does it take to become a jr. dev?

  • It covered my top 5 picks for Udemy web development courses for the 2019-2020 season.
  • Two viewers asked a logical question: If a Udemy coding bootcamp course won't make you a junior developer, what will?
  • dev = job ready newbie developer that is able to pass an interview & won't get fired their first month on the job) you need to be proficient with your tech communication skills, have a portfolio that goes beyond standard bootcamp projects (as 100,000 people have already done those projects and thus solved the same problem 100k times over), you need to understand how to read documentation & write basic documentation, your general problem solving skills need to be sharp (able to find a solution efficiently).
  • What other things do aspiring developers need in order achieve junior developer status?
  • Or is junior developer merely a job title?

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The Art of PostgreSQL Second Edition

  • The book comes with open data sets and instructions to get them so that you can run all the SQL queries at home, edit them and learn from them.
  • Everything you need for your whole team to master SQL, including a licence to share the electronic version of the book, the database, the 334 query files and a licence to share everything with up to 15 people in your enterprise!
  • A PostgreSQL instance loaded with all the data from the book, and running a web based application that allows playing with every SQL query from the book!
  • The Enterprise Edition’s docker image also includes the 334 queries as .sql files, plus the code of the sample applications presented in the book.

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#discussWhy Working Remotely Is a Double-Edged Sword

  • As time went by, my curiosity grew more and more and I slowly started learning about programming languages so I could finally solve the ever-growing mystery of imaginary animated characters residing in my analog cassettes, somehow being conjured to life by the unbearable screeching noise made by those same cassettes when played in my Walkman.
  • There is an observable tendency in the coding community to strive for management positions; some see it as a wage increase opportunity, while others just realize that coding is not for them, and can’t see themselves engaged in that sort of work in years to come.
  • The experience will always be valued, and every company needs both younger less experienced developers who get less fatigued by working long hours, and older more experienced ones who, like it or not, have some age-induced limits.

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GIC Strikes (a Hyperscale Data Center Deal) Again

  • GIC, the Singapore government’s sovereign wealth fund that’s gotten into data center investing only recently – but with a vengeance – will fund a series of GDS projects starting with several for a specific, but unnamed, hyperscale customer.
  • GDS will fully own the assets until they’re built, but once they are, GIC will buy a 90 percent stake in each of them at the price of development and financing costs.
  • GDS has already built three data centers for this customer in Hebei province and nearing completion on a fourth one, in Jiangsu province.
  • These facilities can take more than a year to build, with construction costs running in the hundreds of millions of dollars, but they don’t start generating income until they’re up and running.

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