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Vanja's Blog

Welcome to the personal blog of Vanja Petreski. Software Engineering. Travelling. Thoughts. Scroll down for recent posts..


Securing a Backend API

Imagine a situation where you have to build a flexible REST backend API to support mobile and single page apps with end users, external automated process and other clients, like 3rd parties, in the future. You will quickly realize that security topic is very complex and time consuming. This is an overview of the problem and solution I [...]

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Password Management

My approach for password management was simple so far – keeping a few passwords in my head and using them randomly for online services. This is a very bad approach because if one service gets compromised all your other accounts using the same password are at risk. I started receiving suspicious emails/activities for some of my [...]

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React Router

React Router is the standard routing library for React. It keeps your UI in sync with the URL. This short article will give you some info how to quickly start using it. If you remember my React Countries app and React articles – we will use that app and add routing features to it, for the sake of practicing React Router library. [...]

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Hello Ember

Ember.js is a framework for web developers.  I went through their excellent documentation and made an EmbeRentals app along the way for the sake of learning. You can find the source code and see it live in action. Learning Resources Quick Start – the first taste of Ember Tutorial – after going through this tutorial you will [...]

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Testing React-Redux

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. ~ Albert Einstein I prefer to apply KISS Principle when solving problems, so the same goes for testing React-Redux apps. I am building testing upon my Idiomatic Redux article and app. Here you can find React Countries app with tests included that I will be referring. After [...]

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