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API Testing with Mocha

 

 It took some time for me to understand how to set up tests for an API using Mocha. Finding API testing documentation about Mocha and an ORM framework working together to test APIs was a challenge. So, I want to detail what I learned setting up these tests. API An Application Programming Interface is an […]

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Layered Architecture for NodeJs

 

 Something that was not intuitive to me when I was getting into this software development world was how to build the software’s architecture. I did not learn alone how to optimally organize the functions and components I knew how to write. Some time ago, I had to refactor the NodeJS codebase into layered architecture. I […]

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A Morning in a Front End Developer’s Mac Terminal

 

 Learn some of the MAC’s operating system and git terminal commands a Front End Developer uses on a workday. If you want to read the Spanish version of this story, you can find it here. Plays Fresh Prince of Bel-Air intro song: “🎵Now, this is a story all about how this Front End Developer turns […]

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Filtering with GraphQL and Prisma: What NOT to Do

 

 Filtering with GraphQL and Prisma was a big learning experience so I want to focus this article on GraphQL and Prisma. But first, let me walk you through the stack I have been working with in the past months. I have been working with React, Apollo, GraphQL, and Prisma. Learning these four layers of programming […]

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HTML Tag Nesting

 

 Hello, Fellow Readers! 👋 In the article HTML for Beginners (Spanish version here), we learned that the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is a language for web documents. Also, HTML has a tag structure that denotes elements on the web document, and we even saw how HTML tags look on the browser. In the article HTML Tag […]

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My First Year Writing Code

 

 I turned one year of writing code full time sometime in the 31 days of August that just recently ended. Honestly, I cannot believe how fast time has gone by. I remember reading different articles from programmers about their first years of writing code, and be thinking: “When I turn my first year of coding […]

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HTML Tag Attributes

 

 HTML tag attributes in programming languages behave similarly to adjectives and adverbs in the English language. English uses adjectives and adverbs to describe subjects and verbs, respectively. Tag attributes provide additional information on how the element behaves or its configuration. There are two types of tag attributes: Global Attributes and Element-Specific Attributes. Even though their […]

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HTML for Beginners

 

 HTML for beginners is the first of multiple articles dedicated to Html basics. The writings include topics such as the concept’s general definition and creating a web page with styles. The goal is to help beginners learn about Html. There is a Spanish version of this article here. Also, the other pieces from this Html […]

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Practice Problem Solving for Web Development without Code

 

 If you are deciding that making a career change into web development is your next move, you have probably researched the soft skills that you will need. Doing a quick Google search on soft skills for programming you will find problem-solving as one of the skills often listed. Let’s make three exercises using everyday tasks […]

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Programming Language: The General Parts

 

 Programmers are writers for computers using a programming language. They write lists of instructions. Computers read and follow the lists but they do not rationalize the given instructions. Computers just follow instructions without question. A computer understands Binary Code which consists of only 0’s and 1’s. That is the only thing that the computer reads. […]

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