This blog post was originally written for and posted on Rangle's blog. You can find a link to the original here. Learning is a unique experience. It requires relating what we've previously experienced to new concepts and patterns. Those experiences are remembered specifically and each person remembers a concept a little differently. I remember a picture of a ball falling with labelled symbols, others might remember the equation, and some may remember the sounds of the physics hall.
DynamoDB is a NoSQL Document Key-Value Database hosted by AWS. They offer to serve their database as a scalable cloud solution offloading the work of maintaining a database from developers. DynamoDB also features many integrations with other elements of the AWS stack like triggering Lambda functions and analyzing data in Elastic MapReduce. They support downloading and installing a local version of the database for development which allows developers to test without worrying about being charged.
SASS is a tool built with Ruby that allows you to write CSS more simply with variable support and with an arguably nicer syntax. SASS stands for ‘Syntactically Awesome cSS’. The bare minimum SASS setup is actually to run it on Ruby and you can find out how on their website. Requirements Node and NPM. I'm using NPM(3.10.3) and Node(6.4.0) Setup Install node-sass npm install -g node-sass Create a SASS file to compile to CSS $width: 460 $height: 250 body background-color: #37474F .