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NC #760 Tesla Tech Nomad Qi Charger, Quest to Leave Wunderlist, Frank’s Pledge Break, Security Bits

Hi, this is Allison Sheridan of the NosillaCast Apple Podcast, hosted at Podfeet.com, a technology geek podcast with an EVER so slight Apple bias. Today is Sunday, December 1, 2019, and this is show number 760. We’ve got a great show for you this week with some Tesla Tech, my quest to leave Wunderlist and Security Bits with Bart Busschots, but I think my favorite part will be the ad in the middle, also known as “pledge break” by the irrepressible Frank Petrie.

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I’m not going to lie, this episode of Programming By Stealth with Bart Busschots was a bit head bendy. Bart explains JavaScript Iterator Objects and Generator functions. Without his excellent examples, I’m certain I would never have been able to get the concepts to even slightly congeal in my brain. Iterator Objects and Generator functions are some of the joys of ES6 and have great value but they’re pretty abstract. For example, Generator functions disappear after you use them!

Bart demonstrates the value of these concepts in the succinctness of his code examples. In the last 15 minutes or so of the episodes, he gives us his solution to a challenge for those who have finished their homework. Before he gives us the solution, Bart and I yell “spoiler alert!” And make alarming noises you can’t possibly miss. The problem to be solved is to create a little web app that generates the Fibonacci sequence on screen. Bart’s solution is a fantastic example of the elegance of the tools we have at hand.

In one little HTML file with a grand total of 166 lines, half of which are comments or line feeds, jQuery allows him to cleanly access HTML elements, ES6 allows him to cleanly add actions to buttons in his form, and Bootstrap makes the buttons and form gorgeous. It’s a fabulous example of how the tools make it so much easier and quicker to make beautiful web apps.

I had fun even though it was a bit head bendy. You can listen to this week’s Programming By Stealth in your podcatcher of choice, or listen at podfeet.com/…, or even better, listen along and read along over at bartbusschots.ie/…

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Tesla Tech – Nomad Qi Charger

My Quest to Leave Wunderlist

Pledge Break – by Frank Petrie – timestamp 23:44

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Now we return you to this week’s next segment, courtesy of the Castaways, where Sandy shows us how to darn a sweater while negotiating Highway 101.

Security Bits – 1 December 2019

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