Reddit Coding Experiment, Session 0 Notes

By: Anthony Naddeo - (education, l2code, live-stream)

Pilot Session Recording

We had the first stream last night. As planned, we went over an introduction to React building a simple todo widget. Below is a recording of the stream.

Links from this session

These links apply generally

Thoughts

I think it went pretty well. I wasn’t sure what to expect or how far we would get but almost everyone stayed the entire time and we had some Q&A at the end. I want to make sure to promote more questions going forward. Some people felt that asking a question would derail the flow. That isn’t the case. Questions are literally the point of this entire experiment. I believe that having someone to ask questions to and argue with was the most valuable tool I was lucky enough to have and it’s definitely the tool that I’m trying to provide for people. There are thousands of videos online that can teach you to set up projects and learn new tools but there isn’t a lot of interactive material.

Stream notes

After each stream I’ll put up a page like this one with resources.

Worksheet

This is the work that we planned out in advance for this session.

Whiteboard

This is an export of whatever I used the whiteboard for.

Go to Settings, System, Motherboard, Ram

Console history

This is what I executed on the stream.

Here are the commands that I executed on the stream, straight from my history. I just found out about this really cool tool called asciinema and I’m going to be using that going forward. Below the raw commands below I included a snippet of what that tool looks like.

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cd Downloads/
tar xf node-v10.15.1-linux-x64.tar.xz
ls
ll node-v10.15.1-linux-x64/bin/
cd ..
mv Downloads/node-v10.15.1-linux-x64 ./
cd node-v10.15.1-linux-x64/
cd bin/
pwd
vim ~/.bashrc
which node
node --version
npm i -g create-react-app
which create-react-app
create-react-app --version
mkdir workspaces
cd workspaces/
create-react-app reddit-coding-exp-0 --typescript
cd reddit-coding-exp-0/
ll
git --version
git
sudo apt install git
git init
git status
vim .gitignore
git add -A
gs
git status
git commit -m 'initial commit'
git config --global user.email 'foo@bar.com'
git config --global user.name "Foo Bar"
git commit -m 'initial commit'
git status
code .
npm start
vim package
vim package.json
npm run start
rm -r node_modules/
npm i
npm run start
npm view create-react-app versions
cd ..
npm remove -g create-react-app
npm i -g create-react-app@2.0.4
rm -r reddit-coding-exp-0/
rm -fr reddit-coding-exp-0/
create-react-app reddit-coding-exp-0 --typescript
cd reddit-coding-exp-0/
npm start
vim package-lock.json
rm -r node_modules/
npm i
npm start
vim package-lock.json
rm -r node_modules/ && rm package-lock.json && npm i --save ajv@6.8.1
ll
rm package-lock.json
rm -r node_modules/
vim package.json
npm i
npm start
git status
ls
npm start
cd ..
npm i -g create-react-app
npm remove -g create-react-app
npm i -g create-react-app
create-react-app reddit-coding-exp-0_take2 --typescript
cd reddit-coding-exp-0_take2/
code .
xkill
code .
npm start
npm i --save ajv@6.8.1
npm start

Here is a sample terminal recording. This isn’t from the stream but going forward I’ll use this. You can even copy text from it.

Topic Suggestions

Feel free to recommend or suggest a topic that you’re interested in or that you think would be useful. It can be anything, it doesn’t have to be related to what we’ve done so far.

Next time

  • People are going to try to finish the todo list on their own and come in with any questions they have.
  • We’ll work a bit on polishing this thing and CSS.
  • Stream will be at 5pm PST to see if that’s better for people.