The AWS CLI supports using any of multiple named profiles that are stored in the config and credentials files. You can configure additional profiles by using aws configure with the –profile option, or by adding entries to the config and credentials files.
The following example shows a credentials file with two profiles. The first is used when you run a CLI command with no profile. The second is used when you run a CLI command with the –profile user1 parameter.
~/.aws/credentials (Linux & Mac) or %USERPROFILE%\.aws\credentials (Windows)
Perhaps the greatest misconception I held as a novice computer programmer was that software was about “knowledge”.
An important realization I had is that the much more significant skill is actually “learning”. After all, how do those who have knowledge acquire it? Through learning, of course!
This is especially true of web development technologies, which seem to evolve much quicker than languages like Java, or C++, for example.
I am a superuser. I have been using the web to find answers and learn new skills my entire life.
Ramda is a library designed specifically for a functional programming style. It makes it easy to create functional programming pipelines, and never mutates user data.
Ramda is described as more generic, being that it can work with strings, objects, and user-defined data types.
There are other convenience libraries that allow functional operations on objects, such as lodash,
Composition with Functions
So why would I want to use Ramda when lodash is easier to understand?
Ramda allows functions to be used as first-order components.
The cypress testing framework is an end-to-end integration test framework for React.js, which is quickly surpassing alternatives such as Jest, Mocha, and Enzyme, Chai, and others.
Unit testing had long been an area of React.js where a stark lack of consensus existed. Myriad different frameworks had been available, all with their own selling points.
Many developers won over by Cypress are now abandoning this patchwork of other unit testing tools in droves.
The hooks api is a game-changing new framework introduced by the Facebook team in React 16.8.
It represents a radical foray into a totally new paradigm of React.js development.
Notes on Hooks
Hooks are like primitive composable components for React.
With hooks, instead of using ES2015 classes and complex third party frameworks such as Redux, we can use simple function() expressions throughout.
They are more functional - essentially they trade the complexity of how classes work for the complexity of how closures work.
Hooks are more consistent with functional programming.
I had previously associated side-effects with a negative connotation, but in this context, side-effects are very much intentional.
A side-effect, or simply effect is employed anytime we perform a fetch operation or write something out to the console in a class component.
One of the most exciting parts of the Hooks API is the global state functionality. With useState, we have native functionality in React that might finally make it possible to avoid Redux entirely.
At long last, React developers can make use of global state without cluttering up our applications with loads of messy connect functions and the 10 pounds of actions, reducers, and lifecycle triggers code it takes to get an ounce of functionality in React.
To understand what TypeScript is, first you must be familiar with the concept of typing.
These operators differentiate between entities like the string "123" and the integer 123.
This is because numbers and characters are fundamentally stored differently in memory.
However, this is not the case in strongly typed languages, such as Java and C, which CANNOT declare any variable without an explicitly defined data type.
A data type is a formalization of the way in which information is represented in a computer system, such as the case with Integers and Strings.
Languages such as Java and C are referred to as strongly typed languages, because they depend on these types being defined at compile time, before the high-level language is converted into machine code or byte-code.
Scripts generally automate the execution of code that is exterior to the script itself (such as compiled programs).
This need was partially met by tools such as PropTypes.
However, TypeScript, which was created by Microsoft, is especially helpful for validating the consistency of user-designed data objects.
Type checking is the idea that the shape of a data object remains consistent as it is passed between different parts of a program.
Jest is a popular Node.js unit testing framework, frequently used with React.
Like React itself, Jest is used internally by Facebook as a primary development tool.
Jest allows for tests to be run in parallel, greatly increasing efficiency.
Why use tests at all?
Even after you complete an app and get everything finally working, this is always the possibility of future modifications introducing new bugs. Unit testing simply makes it easier to guard against this scenario.
How do I install Jest?
Jest is included with React (and React Native). Otherwise, it can be installed using your package manager of choice
It is necessary to provide a payment method (Credit or Debit card) to use AWS, including the free tier.
Be careful about this - many people have complained that they end up getting charged surprise fees even though they never intended to go over the data caps for the “free” services.
Creating a Sub-user
While it is possible to use your root AWS account for managing services, this is not recommended.
The principle of least access is that no account should have more privilege than is needed. This will limit potential fallout in the case that any of your account keys are breached.
Those familiar with UNIX systems understand that the root user is not meant to be used for normal operations, and in AWS it is recommended that you create a sub-user for managing AWS services.
This is kind of like having a luxury car that has a “valet key”, which is basically a key that can start the engine, but won’t allow the glove-box or trunk to be opened (to prevent theft).