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Wes Bos

Full Stack JavaScript Developer. Creator of really good web development courses. BBQ enthusiast.

Scott Tolinski

Scott Tolinski

Web Developer, Creator of Level Up Tuts, Bboy, Robotops Crew and Youtuber

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Mar 15th, 2021

Hasty Treat - Environmental Variables

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In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about environment variables — what they are, where you should keep them, and more!

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Show Notes

03:54 - What are they?

  • API Keys
  • Secrets
  • Database URLs
  • NODE_ENV

06:16 - Type of env variables

  • Plain text
  • Encrypted
  • Frontend
  • Backend
  • .env files
    • .env is a good package for all langs
    • .env.local
  • Framework env variables
  • System env variables
  • Host-provided variables

16:20 - Where should you keep them?

17:34 - Other gotchas

  • Netlify Limit is 4096
  • Netlify needs a clear cache before it works
  • THING=yo node index.js
  • cross-env
  • NODE_OPTIONS="--inspect"
  • Require before run

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