The last tech I got to have fun with on my vacation was MongoDB. It’s a NoSQL database, meaning, it doesn’t use theÂ 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 grandeur once I got login in Node + deployment of Node working, the world was my oyster, so I dove headlong into Mongo. Once I learned how to navigate to the real documentation, I felt right at home.
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I describe why Node matters to me, then go over some code. Feel free to skip to the code.
The 2nd techÂ 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 I didn’t know about REST API’s, CORS, Promises with Bluebird, routes, and my changed attitudes towards API development.
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Finally figured out how to share styles between components in Polymer. In version 0.5 it was <core-style> and in 1.1, they’ve changed it use shared styles which is pretty easy to grok for someone who sucks at CSS like me.
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