Levels of installing python

This is an opinionated route towards python management. Every computer may have its own set up. Level 0: “I just want to play with python” Method 1: Use and online REPL like this: https://repl.it/languages/python Level 1: “I want python on my computer” Download brew, use brew to download the latest version of python and go crazy.…

what is curl?

curl is tool to transfer data from or to a server, using one of the supported protocols (HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, POP3 etc) What can I do with curl? You can get the weather: $ curl https://wttr.in You can download hacker news $ curl https://news.ycombinator.com/ You can read a file from Github $ curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/facebook/react/master/README.md You can even…

curl express hello world

The official express.js hello world example may crash on certain deployments that rely on a certain PORT. Make sure you use the PORT set on process.env if it is set. const PORT = process.env.PORT || 3000 Complete example (code): const express = require(‘express’) const app = express() const PORT = process.env.PORT || 3000 app.get(‘/’, (req, res) =>…

did.txt file

Goal: create an insanely simple “did” file accessible by terminal Time flies by when you’re learning how to code. Its super important to take a second every once in a while to simple write down what you did during the past mental sprint. Writing down what you learned solidifies the knowledge. Cue the did.txt file…

Set up your programming environment

*wip Must have for your Mac Get homebrew – no longer drag an icon to install Homebrew – “the missing package manager for macOS” will make it so much easier to download, upgrade and maintain your packages. It will install packages super transparently in /usr/local/Cellar/* and symlink commands to /bin. Must have for node.js nvm a…