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Overview of Balsamiq

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Let's create a reference document.

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Handlebars in the Browser

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Let's build the browser UI code with handlebars.

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Feediator Google Authentication

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There are a multitude of ways of going about this. I have chosen the following as it fits best with the architecture of the NewsReader application.

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Feediator Facebook Authentication

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There are a multitude of ways of going about this. I have chosen the following as it fits best with the architecture of the NewsReader application.

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Express Cookies

by John Vincent

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Straightforward stuff, so let us begin.

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Express Handlebars

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Straightforward stuff, so let us begin.

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Basic Express Server

by John Vincent

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For when a basic HTTP or Express server is needed.

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X-editable

by John Vincent

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This stuff ends up sprayed everywhere, so let's create a reference document.

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Express Favicon

by John Vincent

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Straightforward stuff, so let us begin.

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Joi

by John Vincent

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This stuff ends up sprayed everywhere, so let's create a reference document.

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Json Web Tokens

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Express application needed a middleware layer to handle authentication and access control.

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JSDoc

by John Vincent

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This stuff ends up sprayed everywhere, so let's create a reference document.

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Node Environment

by John Vincent

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Consider:

  • Code is checked into a remote repository. It cannot contain any information that should be private, for example
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Sending Emails from Express Application

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Sending emails from an Express Application is a standard requirement.

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Google Custom Search and Jekyll

by John Vincent

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Configuring Google Custom Search with Jekyll is straightforward. Let us begin.

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Mocha Chai Notes

by John Vincent

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This stuff ends up sprayed everywhere, so let's create a reference document.

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Server Logging with Winston

by John Vincent

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Logging has many challenges. It is very important to be able to get the right logging messages for any given situation.

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JSBin

by John Vincent

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Putting all of this stuff here so it doesn't end up sprayed everywhere.

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RSS Feeds and Jekyll

by John Vincent

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RSS (Rich Site Summary, or Really Simple Syndication) is a type of web feed which allows users to access updates to online content in a standardized, computer-readable format.

Configuring RSS Feed with Jekyll is straightforward. Let us begin.

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Google Maps APIs

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Making Maps is easy using the Google Maps APIs.

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Jekyll SASS Fonts

by John Vincent

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This article describes how to sass include 3rd party fonts.

  • bootstrap
  • font awesome
  • ionicons
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Jekyll SASS Integration

by John Vincent

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SASS compilation could be performed by Jekyll or outside of Jekyll. Let's take a look.

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Google Fonts and Webfontloader

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Discussion about Google Fonts and how to best load them.

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Nginx Proxy Google Analytics

by John Vincent

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Page Speed flags browser caching of Google Analytics. The following is a way to address this.

I have seen this documented somewhere else, this is my implementation.

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Add Integration testing to Blogging App

by John Vincent

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Add Continuous Integration to the Blogging App. Deploy to Heroku using MongoDB database at mLab.

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Integration testing in a Mongoose world

by John Vincent

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Take the restaurants app and implement Integration Tests using a faked database. Setup continuous integration with Travis and deploy to Heroku.

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Node Basic authentication and access control

by John Vincent

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Build app to demonstrate basic authentication.

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Add Integration Tests to Mongoose blogging app

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Now it's time to practice writing integration tests for MongoDB backed Express apps.

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Add Mongoose to blogging app

by John Vincent

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Take the blogging app, implement Mongoose layer and deploy to mLab and Heroku.

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Integrating Mongoose into an Express app

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Understanding the fundamentals of working with Mongoose in an Express app.

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MongoDB in the Cloud

by John Vincent

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Setting up a MongoDB Database is straightforward.

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MongoDB Basic Drills

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Basic MongoDB Drills.

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MongoDB Shell Basics

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MongoDB Shell Basics

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Installing Mac MongoDB

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This article refers only to Mac

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SASS Mixins

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Tests and CI for Blogging App

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Configure Github, Travis and Heroku so that a change to a Github repository triggers a Travis CI build which executes Mocha/Chai Unit Tests and if successful, deploys to Heroku.

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Deploy Node Express App to Heroku using Travis Continuous Integration

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Configure Github, Travis and Heroku so that a change to a Github repository triggers a Travis CI build which executes Mocha/Chai Unit Tests and if successful, deploys to Heroku.

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Deploy Static Website to Heroku

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This document discusses how to deploy a basic static website to Heroku.

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Continuous Integration with Travis CI

by John Vincent

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Lets get started.

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Heroku Notes

by John Vincent

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This stuff ends up sprayed everywhere, so let's create a reference document.

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Chrome Bookmarks

by John Vincent

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This appears to be a standard solution

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CRUD testing with wget and curl

by John Vincent

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This article attempts to layout a pattern so that similar tasks will be made easy.

These notes were used for this Github Project

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Overview of Peg Solitaire

by John Vincent

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Home

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Overview of Rijksmuseum Collection

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Home

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PM2 Overview

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This is a brief overview of PM2

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Overview of johnvincent.io Jekyll website

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Home

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Install PM2 for Jekyll

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This is part of a series of discussions regarding Deploying to a Digital Ocean Droplet. For more details, please see Overview of johnvincent.io website

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Adding Disqus to Ghost

by John Vincent

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This is part of a series of discussions regarding Deploying to a Digital Ocean Droplet. For more details, please see Overview of johnvincent.io website

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Google Analytics for Ghost

by John Vincent

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This is part of a series of discussions regarding Deploying to a Digital Ocean Droplet. For more details, please see Overview of johnvincent.io website

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Install Jekyll Ubuntu

by John Vincent

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This is part of a series of discussions regarding Deploying to a Digital Ocean Droplet. For more details, please see Overview of johnvincent.io website

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Install Ghost

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This is part of a series of discussions regarding Deploying to a Digital Ocean Droplet. For more details, please see Overview of johnvincent.io website

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Configure Mailgun for Ghost

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This is part of a series of discussions regarding Deploying to a Digital Ocean Droplet. For more details, please see Overview of johnvincent.io website

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Configure Ghost

by John Vincent

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This is part of a series of discussions regarding Deploying to a Digital Ocean Droplet. For more details, please see Overview of johnvincent.io website

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Basic JavaScript ES6

by John Vincent

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Lets discuss with examples.

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Basic JavaScript

by John Vincent

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This stuff ends up sprayed everywhere, so let's create a reference document.

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Basic Homebrew

by John Vincent

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This stuff ends up sprayed everywhere, so let's create a reference document.

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Basic Node

by John Vincent

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This stuff ends up sprayed everywhere, so let's create a reference document.

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Install Sass on Mac

by John Vincent

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This stuff ends up sprayed everywhere, so let's create a reference document.

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Install Software on Mac

by John Vincent

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This stuff ends up sprayed everywhere, so let's create a reference document.

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Mac Services

by John Vincent

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This stuff ends up sprayed everywhere, so let's create a reference document.

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Install MySQL on Mac

by John Vincent

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This stuff ends up sprayed everywhere, so let's create a reference document.

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Mac Unix

by John Vincent

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This stuff ends up sprayed everywhere, so let's create a reference document.

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Ads Removal

by John Vincent

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There are some practical steps I can take. Let's discuss.

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Git Cheat Sheet

by John Vincent

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Git is a distributed version control system (DVCS), also known as decentralized. This means that every developer has a full copy of the repository, which is hosted in the cloud.

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Git Tutorial

by John Vincent

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Git is a distributed version control system (DVCS), also known as decentralized. This means that every developer has a full copy of the repository, which is hosted in the cloud.

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JSHint Cheat Sheet

by John Vincent

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This stuff ends up sprayed everywhere, so let's create a reference document.

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