Best Practices for Front End Application Security

And an interview

Hi, all!

I’ve seen a lot of confusing information out there about how to secure and authenticate a front end application - local storage? cookies? how should I do it?

So I wrote a guide describing what the security concerns are, and solutions:

Full Stack Authentication: Cookies and Local Storage

This article goes over the architecture for making a secure React + Express system. It’s yet another article I wrote because I wish it existed.

In other new, I did an Interview with HashNode for their She Inspires series, so feel free to check that out.

Have a great day!

this, bind, call, and apply in JavaScript

Understanding what "this" is in JavaScript, and how to change it

Hey, all. It’s Tania. Here’s a new article for you:

Understanding This, Bind, Call, and Apply in JavaScript (or the DigitalOcean link)

If you ever find yourself confused about what `this` is referring to in JavaScript, take a look at the article! You’ll learn all about implicit and explicit `this` context and how to determine it.

In other news, I haven’t found a notes app that looks and feels exactly as I want, so I decided to write my own. I’ve been writing it in React, Redux, and TypeScript. My ultimate plan is to have all the notes stored/backed up to a single GitHub Gist containing all the notes individually, with versioning. If anyone is familiar with Redux or TypeScript and wants to give the code a look, I’d appreciate it! I’m having fun with it and pretty excited.

Finally, I removed comments from my website as it was getting to tiring to manually moderate the trolling, so if you have anything you want to say to me, just respond to this email!

Have a great week.

Developer Blogs to Follow in 2019

Some of the personal developer websites I keep an eye on

Hey everyone! It’s me, Tania. It’s been a while since I’ve written. This is my second post on the new Substack newsletter. I have a very small update for you today - a list of a few of the developer blogs I follow this year.

Developer Blogs to Follow in 2019

There are probably a few familiar faces for you on the list, but hopefully a few you haven’t heard of before that I can introduce you to.

I have a couple of articles I’ve partially written that I’d like to finish up soon, which are:

  • Using Swagger with Node and Express for Documenting APIs

  • Using VueX for State Management

  • Understanding Bitwise Operators in JavaScript

  • How to Use Webpack - Babel, Sass, ESLint, HMR, and Development/Production Configuration

  • Asynchronous JavaScript - Callbacks, Promises, Async-Await, and the Event Loop

I also have one that should be published for DigitalOcean relatively soon:

  • Understanding Bind, Call, Apply, and This in JavaScript

Wow, I have way too many half-finished articles. Feel free to let me know which ones you’d like to read. Maybe inspire me by voting with a Ko-Fi. :)

Regarding the Webpack article, I’ve written this ultimate Webpack Boilerplate, which it will be based off.

That’s all for now!

Tania's Top Ten Tutorials

Ten of my best web development guides

It’s me, Tania, the pragmatic writer and web developer.

If you noticed this publication looks a bit different, it’s because I’ve moved the list from Sendy to Substack. I had some bad luck with configuring Amazon SES, so I’m giving Substack a shot. They seem like the kind of ad-free, affiliate-free, and bullshit-free enterprise I can get behind, so let’s hope for the best!

Next month marks four years that I’ve been writing on this website! I really appreciate that all of you have joined me on this journey. If you’re new and don’t know me yet, this sums up what I’m all about.

In honor of four years and a new newsletter, I’m going to list ten of my favorite and most popular articles. It was actually way too hard to pick ten but this should give you a taste of what I write about.

Career and Learning

Learning Tutorials

Building Games and Apps

There are so many more, and I didn’t even touch on any of the design and CSS articles, but I wanted to keep it somewhat succinct.

Well everyone, if you appreciate what I do or who I am, please share and subscribe, maybe tip me a coffee? :D

I hope to continue writing for you and me for another four years!

Tania's List

The newsletter for Tania Rascia, developer and writer

Welcome to Tania’s List!

I’m Tania Rascia, a front end web developer (and former chef). I document everything I learn in clear, concise tutorials that help thousands of people transition into coding careers themselves. I’ve written about everything from React, Vue, and Node, to WordPress, Bash, REST APIs and testing. I bridge the gap from beginner to expert.

I aim to create a beautiful corner of the web free of ads, sponsored posts, newsletter pop-ups, affiliate links, and the rest of the annoying noise we're so accustomed to seeing on the internet these days.

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