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Assorted Updates - September 26, 2019

Articles read today

  1. Monorepos: Please don’t!
  2. Building Repeatable Infrastructure with Terraform and Ansible on AWS

Also found this gem of a quote in EloquentJS.

When action grows unprofitable, gather information; when information grows unprofitable, sleep. - Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

Things done today

So I setup this tool - Clight to enable the night mode effect on the screen. Basically does some gamma correction based on the time of the day.

I also followed read the CSS parts of this tutorial Learn to Code HTML & CSS. Will be trying on my own tomorrow.

Daily coding

The exercises are helpful in that they’re making me use more and more of the available standard built-in objects and their methods. So for example, today I learnt about the String.localeCompare method while doing one of the coding exercises. Yesterday I learnt about the Array.prototype.find method.

Now on the reading part, I have to say, EloquentJS is really eloquent! :laughing: This quote is really appropriate for the writing in the book.

Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak and to speak well are two things - Ben Jonson

Even if you know about variables, statements, expressions and other constructs in a programming language, you will gain a different perspective reading the EloquentJS book. You do actually need to read it to understand why I’m saying this. The book is available online