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My First Powerlifting Competition

I attended my first Powerlifting competition last weekend called the 2015 Starting Strength Fall Classic. I played baseball and soccer as a kid, but didn't participate any sports past elementary school. Therefore this was quite a special event for me for a variety of reasons. My original motivation was knowing I was probably seriously outmatched, I persevered to train hard for over a year and attempt to "win" anyway. After hearing my older...
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Fun With Mongo

Introduction

The last tech I got to have fun with on my vacation was MongoDB. It's a NoSQL database, meaning, it doesn't use the common SQL. It stands for "Not Only SQL", but they market it to people like me so I call it "No SQL thank god". Instead, it stores JSON objects which it calls documents. They're stored as BSON: binary JSON. Given my recent delusions of...
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Fun With Node, Restify, and JSON Web Token

I describe why Node matters to me, then go over some code. Feel free to skip to the code.

Introduction

The 2nd tech I got to play with on my vacation was Node, the middleware Restify, and wiring up JSON Web Tokens for authentication. Today, I wanted to cover what I learned building a sample application. Specifically why Restify over Express, static vs API hosting, some of the basics...
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