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Using Multiple Directories To Serve Static Resources In Node and Express

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On my quest to teach myself Node, Express and various other JS frameworks, I recently built an API serving multiple frontends in one big application. It’s presentend in the same way as TodoMVC where there is a dashboard page with links to other pages, each containing the same app implemented using a different technology. When I first got started with this project my …

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Upload an Image using the MEAN Stack

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I’m currently working on a little “Travel Diary” side project to learn more about NodeJS, Javascript frameworks and Fullstack development in general. I’ve started off by using the traditional MEAN stack (MongoDB, Express, Angular and Node), but will be switching out Angular in the future to explore other frontend frameworks. One of the requirements of this project is to include some sort …

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Unit Testing AngularJS Course Hits $1000 Milestone

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I’ve hit my first major milestone for my Unit Testing AngularJS Course on Udemy. After 3 months – I’ve got 1,350 students, an average rating of 4.43 and made a profit of just over $1000! When I first thought about starting the course I planned it as more of a learning exercise to become better at teaching and at AngularJS. Creating the lectures actually took much longer than …

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UX IRL – Silent Treatment Birds

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If you open up the Angry Birds Seasons app when your phone is set to vibrate, then the game is also muted by default so no one can hear you playing a 6 year old game. Finally, an app that cares about my social awkwardness. Pro tip – Do not test this out for yourself, you’ll become addicted to Angry Birds once …

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Floating Elements with Flexbox

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The CSS float property allows you to tell an element where to align itself, in respect to the content around it. Using floats used to be the only way of developing responsive web pages. In fact, floats are still used by most major “grid” systems like Twitter’s hugely popular Bootstrap framework. The problem with floats is that they weren’t designed for overall site layout …

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2016

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2016 is the year when I finally (hope to) start writing again! I’ve been wanting to write for quite some time, but I had tried blogging a while back and never really got into it. What’s really been holding me back is a supreme amount of inertia and just not knowing what on Earth to write about. But lately I’ve …