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If you've considered enhancing your teams workflow with a Github app, or even developing something for a wider audience, the Github API is very good. Nevertheless, it can be a little tricky if you want to use serverless-node as the official tutorial is in Ruby and the Official Octokit node packages is catered to a more server-full solution (i.e. they have middleware for handling auth, which i. . .
I've recently spun up some lambda-docker containers for a CadHub feature. Infinitely scaling lamdas where I can control the environment sounds perfect right! The devil is always in the details and here are some sticking points that I hit. Building on top of amazon's images is hard. AWS needs some of their own magic on the docker images in order for them to spin them up quickly. If you build on . . .
What is Code-CAD? It's software that allows you to define 3D CAD models with code. It's a niche popular amongst software devs for obvious reasons — it gives you parametric models almost by default and it's easy to maintain and extend models within a team over time when paired with git. The coding nature of it allows teams to build their own abstraction for re-use and quick prototyping. The Cadhu. . .
So your working on a RedWood app and have opted to use netlify identity. That's great, allowing netlify to do the heavy lifting of your Auth, while still letting you hook into particular events by triggering "identity events". This is covered a little in the RBAC cookbook , but here I want to talk specifically about using these events to write to your db, such as creating a new user. Here's an e. . .
This is an: Overview of OpenScad and where it fits in with other cad packages. What's it good for and not so good for, And whether I think it's worth learning. Checkout out the video version here: OpenScad is a CAD or computer-aided-design package. In a nutshell, it's software for making 3d models that are dimensional and mechanical in nature, as opposed 3d graphics software like blender, wh. . .
This is a deep dive into the Round-Anything library API for OpenScad. For a general overview of features and how to get started and the motivation behind the library, see the written overview or the video overview below. Quick side-note I'm currently working on a community website for "Code-CAD" (like OpenSCAD). A good way to think of it is codepen crossed with a thing repository. You can c. . .
Round-Anything is primarily a set of OpenSCAD utilities that help with rounding parts, but it also embodies a robust approach to developing OpenSCAD parts. I built this library to solve some of my own struggles with rounding and OpenSCAD, and I've been happy to see other's are finding it useful too. The Why The truth is radii, internal radii, in particular, can be a real pain to add in opensc. . .
ASTs (Abstract Syntax Trees) are an appealing tool for developers. If you don't know what they are, see my references below -- it's worth getting a base understanding so that you'll know when they could help you. One much spoken of possibility of ASTs is automatically refactoring code, so-called code-mods. Another compelling application for them is to gain insights into your code or to help speed. . .
In 1992 Neil Postman asked in his book Technolpoly "Will the computer raise egocentrism to the status of a virtue?". Nearly three decades on from when it was published, has time proven him right? In Technolpoly, Postman notes that the computer as a medium emphasises private learning and individual problem solving, hence the link to ego. If we look to the tech-world and Silicone Valley, both the e. . .
My engineering honours thesis back in 2014 was in visual neuroscience. I worked a lot with MRI brain images as a technique called retinotopic mapping is a big tool in this field. Specifically for my thesis, I was looking for novel ways to automatically segment different brain tissue from a specific type of brain data (functional MRI data). That aside, it means I have quite an affinity towards MRI. . .
Lazy loading some data, that you also want to save into your app data store is a common enough task to warrent abstracting to a common pattern. TLDR Use a consitent convention for naming hooks following this pattern, for example `use<dataName>Data` so useFilterData, useActivityData etc. Always return an object from the hook with data, loading and error properties. This will give them a predicta. . .
So the short of it is, you need to use `isomorphic-fetch`. There's no point me repeating what's already been said well in the apollo-docs , so start there for setting up apollo-client. However you might find everything is working in dev mode, but your project won't build 😔. Here's the fix, first: Then, where you have initialised your apollo client you need to: Why? It's because the ApolloCl. . .