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What’s the last thing you learned that blew your mind?

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In the thread below, tell us about the last thing you learned that blew your mind!

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Leví Arista

Javascript was written in ten days!! Learned yesterday in the scavenger hunt

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Ben Halpern

Yeah, that's incredible.

Sometimes in programming you can accomplish a year of productivity in a couple days if it's a good few days — or you can get nothing out of a year of hard work (besides learning, of course).

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Leví Arista

Totally true!

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Thomas Bnt

Oh woah I didn't know that!

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Tyler V. (he/him)

🤯

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Ben Halpern

Learned FastText, specifically with this Ruby library, but definitely available in many other language wrappers.

It's a "classification" library — basically feed it text which you can label, and then it is able to label new text. You don't need to understand all the ins and outs of machine learning to make it work.

Really fascinating to see how well it works if used correctly!

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Sarah Bartley

CSS art. It always blows my mind how other devs are able to take CSS and create awesome things on CodePen. I especially like what I've seen in CSS art challenges since I've seen people use CSS to create food, characters, and other fun shapes.

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Ayu Adiati

When I tried out WAVE for the first time last year!
I tried it by closing my eyes and tabbing around. It's both fascinating and frustrating at the same time.
The reason why I always want to dive more into accessibility.

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Sheldon Stevens

That you can be a successful independent web designer without knowing any programming languages these days! It is much less fun and interesting in my opinion but possible and quite popular nonetheless. Some beautiful website have been created using only templates and page builders on content management systems. I found that out recently while watching videos titled " how to create a fully functional website for _____ in X amount of time" and realizing they weren't coding at all but implementing already written code. I'm new to transferring code I have created locally to a live server hosted on the web. I'm getting the hang of it but anyways, interesting stuff.

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Juan F Gonzalez

The last thing that I learned that made my mind 🤯 was finding out why Git was created in the first place. Made by Linus Torvalds as a replacement for the proprietary software BitKeeper. I would have never guessed that.

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Valeria Cerpa Salas

From a testimonial I saw on Linkedin, I learned that it really is never too late to follows your dreams and there is no problem if you set your goals high. The paths can be diverse and you can get to the place you really want with effort.

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Valeria Cerpa Salas

From a testimonial I saw on Linkedin I learned that it really is never too late and there is no problem if you set your goals high. The paths can be diverse and you can get to the place you really want with effort.

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Dulya Perera

Machine Learning and Microservices.😇

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Aadarsh Kannan

While I was reading about the memory addresses, I have come across one practical application. Around 2012, Gangnam Style exceeded YouTube's view limit which is a 32-bit Integer value. So they upgraded it to 64-bit integer value and this actually built a view on how the different memory been applied in the real world.

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Thomas Bnt

VueJS and the localStorage 😎

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Solakunmi Oyedele

Computer Vision!

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M.Fahad Imtiaz

web accessibility for margins

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Hussain Codes

WebAPIs. Specifically that DOM is a WebAPI, not a 'thing' built into Javascript.

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Kit Fenrir Amreik

Python!