Morgan VanYperen

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Securing Your Session Key in Flask

If you’re using sessions in your Flask application, you may have started off with a simple default configuration, setting up the session secret for the app. It may look something like this:app.secret_key =…

Node Arguments

Something new I learned this week was about how arguments are passed into Node programs from the command line. This was a principle I learned a lot about in a coding challenge I…

React Just Got Better (Again)

Last week I wrote about my favorite change that came with React version 16 – fragment support in components. I had mentioned that there were still annoying things about it, which required workarounds,…

My Favorite React 16 Change

React 16.0 came out back in September. Old news, right? But when it came out so long, long ago, they made a really nice change, in my opinion. You can return an array…

Java Challenge

My latest coding challenge was in Java. It was even trickier than my last challenge, because this time I needed to include automated tests. I love having automated testing to run as I…

Headless WordPress

An open source project I’ve been really interested in, and trying to help with, is┬áheadless-wp-starter. The idea behind it, is that you can use the mature, easy to use, back-end WordPress provides, but…

Haskell, Rust, Python, Swift

In my job search, I was issued a coding challenge last week, and needed to learn the basics of several languages I’m not familiar with. I’m not sure they use some of those…

Contributing to Open Source Pt 2

My last post was about the things I’ve been learning, in order to be a good open source contributor. One major thing I left out about preparing to contribute a project is to…

Contributing to Open Source

I’ve been spending time lately, improving my skills in order to be able to make meaningful contributions to open source projects. One thing I’m trying to get better at is having better git…

Processing Data in React

During my last React project, I needed to process some data that I had fetched from my API. Since I was testing wpm, I wanted to have a stats page, showing information about…

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