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tigger
@tanya53
what is the best site to learn how to use the bing api?
Darryl Pargeter
@darrylpargeter
erm, bing?
http://www.bing.com/toolbox/bingsearchapi might be a good place to start
tigger
@tanya53
@darrylpargeter thanks, any change you have done this one or how hard it will be to figure out how to get the images?
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Darryl Pargeter
@darrylpargeter
@tanya53 I’ve done it, I can’t tell you how hard bings api is to use I didn’t use it, I used google and wish I hadn’t but @HermanFassett used it if I remeber so he might be able to help more if he isn’t busy
tigger
@tanya53
thanks for the help
Darryl Pargeter
@darrylpargeter
no prob
Jess Johnson
@jessjo
@tanya53 for what it's worth, I found an external module for bing's API that made it a ton easier
Jess Johnson
@jessjo
I'm a little stuck on the file-metadata. I can do a console.log and output file size but I haven't figured out how to use a post to update the screen. I've found it using javascript but then I don't get how to access the variable I need from the javascript...
Code I have
app.post('/', upload.single('upl'), function(req,res){
      console.log(req.file.size); //form file size
      res.status(204).end();
  })
this works great
but I don't know how to update the screen as a res.send wasn't working
Darryl Pargeter
@darrylpargeter
@jessjo try res.json
Jess Johnson
@jessjo
thanks @darrylpargeter ! that worked! :)
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Darryl Pargeter
@darrylpargeter
@jessjo no prob =D
Jess Johnson
@jessjo
Amazing how the tiny things are what trip you up sometimes..
Darryl Pargeter
@darrylpargeter
yer, that one little bit that makes everything fall into place, at lets it wasn't a missing ;
Mafalda
@otmeek
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wyattelliott
@wyattwade
Hey guys
so I'm relatively new to node and express
and I want to give it a go at one of the backend projects
like the voting app
I know it will take a lot of time going through tutorials etc. Does anyone have good resources for tutorials?
Jess Johnson
@jessjo
@wyattwade are you skipping the api projects?
Those are node and express
wyattelliott
@wyattwade
@jessjo haven't done them yet
even with those I'm having some difficulty
did you have any resource outside of FCC that helped @jessjo .
Rafael J. Rodriguez
@Rafase282
I would like to pair with someone who has used JWT to secure an API
could use some help
Jess Johnson
@jessjo
@wyattwade - I struggled on the early ones too. Have you used the clementine.js tutorials? Those helped me deconstruct what I was trying to do. (http://www.clementinejs.com/tutorials/tutorial-beginner.html)
Malcolm
@noinkling
Can someone tell me why token authentication is preferred over a session cookie for private APIs?
I mean it makes sense for public APIs that you can access without an interface, but what about one that just serves a single-page app?
It's something I never understood.
Ka Lun Lee
@kalunlee136
@noinkling from my understanding, the benefit is for scaling. jwt are stateless and are sent with every request so the server doesnt need to keep track of it thus removing some stress on server . It just receives the payload (with the auth info) from the jwt, parses it, and accepts it if it matches. I remember reading something about jwt authentication working better with mobile too, but im not too sure about it. Aside from those things, i dont see much difference between session vs jwt
@noinkling i think this might make more sense to you: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17000835/token-authentication-vs-cookies. it's about emberjs/rails, but the logic still applies.
DuckyDisciple
@DuckyDisciple
Is anyone familiar with HighStocks/HighCharts for making graphs?
sigursiguros
@sigursiguros
Hi guys, I'm trying to login to my github account, in the cloud9 development environment
git config --global user.username <USerNamE>
this code is returning an error message
"bash: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'"
will you be able to help?
Anders Bengtsson
@anders462
@Rafase282 I did my authentication for the Night coord app I am working on with JWT. I found it pretty straight forward compared with using the passport auth
Rafael J. Rodriguez
@Rafase282
so you prefer JWT over passport-http/local?
Anders Bengtsson
@anders462
@Rafase282 for sure, really straight forward I thought. I only done backend, but frontend should be really simple, store jwt in localstorage or in cookie, send it in header, body or url with requests to protected routes... header is prefered
Jon Lucas
@jonslucas
For the Image Search Abstraction, does anyone have any tips for setting up the image search functionality? I've been struggling with using the google custom search api for the last day or so. I can get it to respond with search result data, but I can't seem to figure out how to limit that to results from google images, which seems to be what the example project is doing. Perhaps I'm barking up the wrong tree?