Freelancing outside the 9 to 5

So I’ve recently been seeking some extra work outside of the 9 to 5. My Slack community DEVANZ has provided me a few avenues, personal connections in Melbourne also came in pretty handy. Featured Content I’m setting...

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How to Email the Output of a Node.js Cronjob

I had a Node.js script that I wanted to run automatically every day, and I wanted to receive its output via email because I am lazy. So I setup a Node.js cronjob: Featured Content I’m setting up...

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How To Install LAMP Stack on Ubuntu 14.04 on AWS EC2

First off, installing the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) stack on an AWS EC2 instance is super easy. But you need the right set of instructions to do it. If you follow an instruction that tells you...

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Quick Thoughts on React vs Angular

I have not done a blog post in ages. There’s been a few discussions about React vs Angular on the chat room at DEVANZ – the sentiment seems more positive about React compared to AngularJS. Featured Content...

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How To Add Google Apps for Work SPF Record into AWS Route 53

If you have a Google Apps for Work (formerly Businesses) and if you suddenly find yourself sending out a large amount of emails via tools like Yet Another Mail Merge – you may find that your emails are getting...

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Rapstagram, Ionic Framework and Steroids

Here’s an app that I made for pure fun. I was wanting to give hybrid mobile app development a go – after searching the net for hours with my sharp eyes and sense 😀 Ionic (formerly Ionic...

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How to Use SSL/HTTPS for Express 4.x + Node.js

Setting up my Express 4.x + Node.js endpoint to use was way easier than I thought. In fact, the instructions for Express 3.x worked like a charm on my Express 4.12.3 🙂 Let’s get started. Featured Content...

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Shortened URL Expander (Short to Long URLs)

I quickly threw together a short URL expander using this API, JSONP calls via jQuery and a little Bootstrap after seeing this: Featured Content I’m setting up wallets and sending private tokens to my team (Ethereum /...

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How To Create a Weather Bot for Slack Chat

As an update following this post, I’ve created an npm package for this Slack Weather Bot with updated code which uses HTTPS, plus the RTM API instead of the Slack webhook. It works with the slackbotapi if you are interested....

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[Tool] Convert multiple lines of text to a Javascript array format

Here’s a simple tool I made yesterday for converting multiple lines of pasted text into a Javascript array. See the Pen Convert Multiple Lines to Javascript Array by Francis Kim (@franciskim) on CodePen. Featured Content I’m setting up...

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