Category Web Dev

Pitfalls of securing SPA without backend

The only perceivable reason to want to secure a SPA without a backend is to avoid costs as much as possible. Securing without a backend is an almost impossible task. But still, you can secure some parts using browser encryption before building and deploying.

And you can avoid huge costs since you can serve millions of static high-quality requests virtually free.

But then again, what good is that? After all, without an API, or a database, you practically serve something akin to a book, and you can...

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PartyTown On SvelteKit

To start, I'll say what party town is, in a nutshell: it's a tool to get some of your execution out of the main thread and into a worker.
It's doing that by communicating between the worker and the main thread, which will primarily execute DOM updates.
More in-depth, this concept works by you marking the scripts as `not javascript` then those scripts are forwarded to the worker. If those scripts are external, they must be passed through a proxy that will get around CORS.
Now most common use for Pa...

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Scrap / GET Contribution Table from GitHub

So when it comes to some products like Twitter & GitHub, there are ways to either access non-public APIs or minimum, to scrap info that we can't take easily with the official API.
For Twitter, I think it is more important because you can access a lot of data for free, but I'm not going into that in detail because methods still work for years. And I think people who found ways to scrape data from Twitter data with not much cost should continue. 

About GitHub, you probably know this, for i...

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Big Data Insights

I found this lengthy gem of an article ( https://motherduck.com/blog/big-data-is-dead/ ) about big data being dead written by JORDAN TIGANI. And I enjoyed every byte of it, especially because it reveals so much about HYPE vs reality, specifically about big data, and more concretely about Big Query.

My opinion is that now the big data hype has decreased considerably which is a great outcome but at its inception, like many other skeptics for me was a move to convince more institutions w...

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