Building some-recipes.com

Background Earlier this year I made my way through Fullstack Open, a course designed to teach modern Javascript-based web development. In their words: The main focus is on building single page applications with ReactJS that use REST APIs built with Node.js. The course also contains a section on GraphQL, a modern alternative to REST APIs. The course covers testing, configuration and environment management, and the use of MongoDB for storing the application’s data....

November 16, 2020 · 6 min · Peter Boone

How do Spotify Codes work?

Spotify Codes are QR-like codes that can be generated to easily share Spotify songs, artists, playlists, and users. I set out to figure out how they worked, which led me on a winding journey through barcode history, patents, packet sniffing, error correction, and Gray tables. Spotify URIs Let’s start with Spotify URIs (Uniform Resource Identifiers). Different pieces of media (artists, albums, songs, playlists, users) all have a URI. The ABBA song “Take a Chance on Me” has this URI:...

November 13, 2020 · 10 min · Peter Boone