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Introduction to Yarn & Offline Node Module Caching

Posted on Feb 4, 2017

You’ve probably heard about the new hawtness that is Yarn. This is a really cool tool that allows Javascript developers to get their work done quickly and solves a few problems that npm doesn’t. In this tutorial, you’ll be introduced to the Yarn package manager and how to offline cache yuor commonly/favourite node libraries. This tutorial expects that you have experience using the bash/*nix command line and have a basic familiarity with git.


Install Ubuntu Bash, Node, Mongodb, and MySQL on Windows 10

Posted on Dec 13, 2016

This is a setup guide use Ubuntu Bash on Windows and Linux binaries for applications (versus native Windows applications). This guide has been tested on 64-bit Windows on Windows 10. We’re going to use the apt package manager to install a few tools. You might remember using brew to do this in Mac OS X earlier during the cohort. Because each environment and application is different, we have provided a few scripts in this repository to help make life easier. Everyone will need to follow steps one; however, steps two, three, and four may be used as needed.


Professional Speaking 101

Posted on Nov 20, 2016

Have you ever wanted to speak about something but were afraid to? There could have been a variety of reasons for your fear. Perhaps you were not confident in your presentation skills? When you were a new employee somewhere, maybe you didn’t know your audience quite yet? Were you afraid you didn’t know enough to speak up? These are just a sample of excuses that people just like you may use to not speak. In chapter two of The Analects, Confucius wrote “What you know, you know, what you don’t know, you don’t know. This is true wisdom.” In other words - true wisdom comes from knowing what you do and do not know. This article aims to guide you how to speak like the true professional that you are. It also requires for you to be honest with yourself; you’ll need to admit what you do and do not know. You’ll also need to do some hard work.