Stories by Linda Vivah on Medium — coding

ES6 JavaScript: Understanding Let & Const

Linda Haviv

Tags coding, es6, javascript, software-development, web-development

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There were many updates brought by ES6. One of the Syntax updates introduced was the concept of declaring variables with let andconst instead of var

To understand whylet & constwere introduced, we must first understand how var works & the concept of hoisting → That being said, here are the 5 questions we will cover in order:

  1. HOW DOES VAR...

Best Coding Books for Babies/Kids

Linda Vivah

Tags baby-products, childrens-books, coding, stem, stem-education

I get a ton of questions regarding the coding books I read to my 15 month old son, specifically on my Instagram.

Since I have purchased quite a few, here are my top 4 coding book suggestions for babies/young kids:

1. ABCs of the Web

A great introduction to basic coding and web concepts for children in the form of the alphabet!

2. Web Design for Kids

Introduces basic coding concepts in an engaging...


Learn How to Read Binary in 5 minutes

Linda Haviv

Tags binary, coding, programming

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What is Binary?

  • Binary is nothing more than a System of Counting
  • Everything in a computer’s brain comes down 0’s & 1’s
  • Binary existed before computers
  • Binary is an ON or OFF counting system, all or nothing. ‘1’ represents ON, ‘0’ represents OFF.
  • Because each digit in binary can have 2 values, the base is 2 (see the example below for...

THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE: Understanding Node.js & Express.js fundamentals

Linda Haviv

Tags coding, expressjs, javascript, nodejs, tech-blogging

If you are wondering what Node.js is and what makes it so great, you came to the right place.

I will start out by (1)briefly introducing Node.js, (2) building a ‘hello world’ app, and then (3) explaining the concepts within the app to get a better understanding of Node.js fundamentals.

(4) I will also touch base on what Express is and (5)...


JavaScript Closures: A Beginner’s Guide

Linda Haviv

Tags closure, coding, javascript

If you are a beginner to JavaScript, you may have heard the term closures before.

Closures are an important concept and many employers ask about this very concept on interviews. In this article, I will help you gain a better understanding of closures.

WHAT IS A CLOSURE?

In JavaScript, functions are not just functions. They are also...