Good old AWS, the mercedes benz of cloud server hosts. I was at AWS today, and I got a better understanding of how to best run Ec2 servers to save in costs. ;)
This post may seem like a joke at first, but it's actually not. There are a few words that, especially when you work as a software developer, just have some negative connotation associated with them and should be avoided, especially when you are the bearer of bad news... hehe.
My team and I are working on a React project that runs in regular browsers, and we recently decided to use Cypress for end to end testing. It has an actually surprisingly nice you can use to write describe-it style test scripts that will load up a browser with any page on your site, click some things, interact with the dom, and then even do assertions that your page renders correctly. You can do "cypress run" to run your tests via the command line or "cypress open" to start this little application from which you can run all tests or just specific tests, and it creates this little sidebar that gives you a history of the commands it's running and details about what happened when things have failed. Anyway, yes Cypress is awesome, but that's not what thing blog post was supposed to be about...
Today at work someone presented on graphQL, and there was an interesting discussion among all the engineers in the room about it. There was been a few times where I have had the chance to learn about graphQL, and I feel like I often leave thinking, "hey, that's a cool" but then never actually start using it in my development. Welp, that has been somewhat of the case again. Lol
Sketch is a decent vector drawing program for mac and windows, but it has a pretty BS licensing policy that says any individual must buy a separate license for every computer he or she owns (check here if you don't believe me). Once I discovered that I said to myself, "yeah, fuck that" and proceeded to look for another vector drawing application. However, I found this nifty little github repo containing an application that will run Sketch as if it's been licensed! 😈
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