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My name is Christos, I'm a Software Engineer from Athens, Greece.

I'm mostly working with and , but I'm also interested in , and systems engineering.

I maintain a few (still not very popular πŸ˜…) open-source JS/TS libraries I created for my applications, so check my github profile if you want to see more on what I'm working on: github.com/chrispanag

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Sometimes, you have to interface with an API that doesn't respond fast enough. Moreover, you might perform the same request multiple times.

The solution?

Return the same promise for the same exact requests until they resolve. This is more useful when you interface with stateless APIs, where you just consume data.

github.com/chrispanag/memoized

I'm currently exploring the fediverse and as I mentioned on other posts, I'm fascinated. I've found federated microblogging, federated picture sharing, federated chatting...

But, is there a federated search engine? That would be interesting...

As a developer working with Facebook's Messenger Platform API in EU, the next days are hell...

Nothing works as intended. Seriously, when Facebook makes a change to their APIs, they break everything...

developers.facebook.com/docs/m

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I can see this happening where too much democracy is used to spread dangerous ideas.

What do you think? :)

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I just bought the book "A History of Fascism" from Stanley Payne. It's a book that tries to find a definition of fascism, by comparing it to other social/political systems.

I read the first 40 pages (out of more than 700), and it seems really interesting. As I read it, I will certainly share more interesting stuff from it.

A nice quote from the opening of the prologue of the book is:

> "The more democratic a democracy is, the more certainly it refuses itself."

I can see this happening!

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It's been a little bit more than 24 hours since I joined this place, and I'm impressed by the wonderful community that exists here.

The combination of slow-paced discussions and worldwide potential make this place a lot better than Twitter.

Kudos to all of you! This place really makes a difference ☺️

Is there anybody here that uses other Fediverse services, except from Mastodon? I have been fascinated by the whole concept of ActivityPub and federated social networks, but haven't seen great value on other Fediverse offerings. Am I missing something? πŸ˜…

My name is Christos, I'm a Software Engineer from Athens, Greece.

I'm mostly working with and , but I'm also interested in , and systems engineering.

I maintain a few (still not very popular πŸ˜…) open-source JS/TS libraries I created for my applications, so check my github profile if you want to see more on what I'm working on: github.com/chrispanag

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