Using Node.js To Create a Discord Bot

Josh Green Development Technologies, JavaScript, Node.js, Programming, Tutorial Leave a Comment

From Zoom to Skype to Microsoft Teams, there is an endless number of platforms to help keep you connected. One such platform is Discord – a service primarily intended for gaming that allows you to voice chat, video chat, or screen share with a community you have developed on your own hosted “server.” One of Discord’s best features is a developer portal with an open API that allows you to add bots and apps to your server, as well as write your own.

There is true beauty in the ability to create your own custom solutions to fill your needs. So in this brief tutorial, I’ll show you how to get up and running writing your own Bots and Apps for Discord with Node.js.

Refactoring: Ugly Code That Does Everything

Gabe Schmidt Development Technologies, JavaScript, Node.js, Programming, Tutorial Leave a Comment

If you’ve been writing code for a significant amount of time, you’re sure to have seen the—anything but godly—“God Method.” It’s a method that performs way too many processes in the system and has grown beyond all realistic logic to become “The Method That Does Everything.”

This single unsightly method can span dozens, if not hundreds, of lines. Sometimes even over 1,000! This type of “ugly code” is an unbearable beast to maintain. This is why it’s considered a “code smell” or anti-pattern.

In this tutorial, we walk through a tangible “God Method” and step through the process to refactor it into something more manageable and human-readable. Our code is written in JavaScript for a Node.js service, but the principles apply to any language.

Part 6: Node + Express for a ​S​imple ​S​ecurity ​M​odel

Chris Berry JavaScript, Node.js, Single-Page Application, solidfoundationsseries, Tutorial, Vue.js Leave a Comment

Part of the Solid Foundations Learning Series

This is an in-depth learning series focused on a specific application: a JavaScript-based suite of single-page applications optimized for use in a microservice environment. We focus on telling the story of “why” and “how” it was built.

Throughout this series, we have touched on adding navigation, content and single-page applications, but we haven’t touched on the security of the application yet.

In this article, we’re going to add a simple security model to the application which will accept a login, validate a user, redirect to a secure page, enable a logout, and catch any errors which occur during the process. Let’s get started.

AWS Lambda With NestJS

Greg Emerick AWS, Development Technologies, JavaScript, Node.js 6 Comments

In my previous blog post, I showed running a Spring Boot Java application in AWS Lambda. I discussed the pros and cons of using Java and Spring with Lambda. In this blog post, I’ll cover another Lambda option with NestJS. NestJS provides a framework that is not too different from a typical Spring application. It also addresses some of the negatives of using Java and Spring in a Lambda function.

To recap, AWS Lambda provides low cost compute with zero maintenance. Lambda runs your code on demand, without provisioned and managed servers. Lambda automatically runs and scales your code. You are charged for every 100ms your code executes and the number of times your code is triggered. Lambda has clear cost and maintenance benefits over typical on-premise or EC2 deployments. What does it take to run a Nest application as a Lambda? Does NestJS provide benefits over a Java Spring application?

Part 5: Div​ing into the Vue.js SPA

Chris Berry JavaScript, Node.js, Single-Page Application, solidfoundationsseries, Tutorial, Vue.js Leave a Comment

Part 5 of the Solid Foundations Learning Series
This is an in-depth learning series focused on a specific application: a JavaScript-based suite of single-page applications optimized for use in a microservice environment. We focus on telling the story of “why” and “how” it was built.

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In Part 4 of this series, we learned the why and how of adding single-page applications to our server-rendered application. In this blog, we take a small step to the side and talk about our Vue.js app that is added to the reference application. We will specifically focus on how the Vue.js components are added and how the routing is completed within the SPA.