Kaizen Today I Learned by Ville Säävuori

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Initial Learnings With Electron

The following are my learnings from the first proper Electron project building the Slipmat Soundboard app. The app is open source, and like all Slipmat projects, it’s geared towards DJs and artists. Storing Electron state and preferences This was the very first thing I wanted to figure out as I wasn’t sure which would be the best way to do this.

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TIP: Hiding and Showing Admin Links

Publicly visible links to site admin/staff functionality is bad practice that is surprisingly common even today. Besides being harmful security-wise, it’s also bad for usability as it adds unnecessary navigation possibilities to non-admin users. Thing is, it’s also very easy to fix. Here’s an oneliner that I’ve used in many projects:

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