Data Ownership and Privacy, SSH Keys, and Helping New Programmers Learn and Grow

An overview of what was Creating Zeal this week.

🎙️ Podcast

Host Adam Cuppy sits down with Nick Cloward from Anonyome Labs and they chat about all things data ownership and privacy. What data are you putting out there as a user and what data are you holding on to as a tech company?

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Throughout the season, we’ll be talking about personal growth in the lesser-known edges of software. Fun stuff like unique uses of tech in production, DevRel, product management, and so much more ZEAL goodness.

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Using SSH Keys with GitHub

SSH is a method for secure login and file transfer.

If you go over to GitHub and click on the "Clone or Download" button on a repository, you'll see that it says "Clone with SSH. Use a password-protected SSH key."

You can think of this like a secret handshake that your computer has with GitHub. The benefit is that it's secure and you don't have to constantly enter your username and password.In this video, I show you how to generate an SSH Key and add it to GitHub.

✏️ Blog Post

Communicating Technical Solutions

Taking complex technical issues and breaking them down into a format that everyone can consume is an extremely important ability. Spending hours or days developing a fantastic solution that's completely off target puts everyone in a bad situation.

In order to be successful with the technical solutions we come up with, as developers, we need to make sure that our ideas are being vetted by those that know the business issues. The only way to do this is to have the stakeholders verifying our ideas and solutions. How can that happen if we have difficulty understanding one another?

In this article, Kevin, focuses on the verbal communication when describing or demoing technical solutions. While there are many more forms of communication that happen over the course of a project, these face-to-face meetings (virtual or in person) can have the most impact.

🔗 Links and Interestings

12 Recipes for Testing React Applications Using Testing Library

12 Recipes for Testing React Applications Using Testing Library

If you’re not sure how to test a specific part of your React application, this article might be useful to you. Although you probably won’t a direct answer that you can copy and past, by understanding how the examples work, you’ll be able to adapt them to your specific situation.

Why 'The Mandalorian' Uses Virtual Sets Over Green Screen

For decades, film and TV productions have used green and blue screens to place actors into new environments. Now, LED walls are revolutionizing this process by projecting 3D environments in real time behind actors to provide the illusion of being in a physical location. These methods were put to the test on Disney’s "The Mandalorian," of which over half was filmed indoors on a virtual set. This process of combining traditional cinematography techniques with advanced world-building technology effectively eliminates the need for a green screen.

Hey is a Wildly Opinionated New Email Service from the Makers of Basecamp

Hey is a Wildly Opinionated New Email Service from the Makers of Basecamp

Hey is an interesting service. It's Basecamp's attempt to rethink email. This past week, we've followed the some of the news around its release.