State of OpenID Connect Providers

In the last days I tried to integrate multiple OpenID Connect Providers into my Applications (currently mostly Alphalerts and some dev projects) So far, I only got Google to work, and even this is currently limited to 100 Users. In this blog post, I want to explain why the integration of OpenID Connect Providers is such a struggle by showing multiple examples. But before I show the examples, you should know that there are not so many big OpenID Connect Providers compared to the big OAuth2 Providers.
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The Dangers of PFOA

PFOA, also known as perfluorooctanoic acid, is a synthetic chemical that has been used in a variety of industrial and commercial applications. It is a key ingredient in the manufacture of Teflon, a non-stick coating used in cookware and other products. PFOA has also been used in the production of firefighting foams, stain-resistant coatings for carpets and clothing, and other products. Despite its widespread use, PFOA has been linked to a range of serious health problems in both humans and animals.
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Simplify Your Code with TypeScript Barrels

A TypeScript Barrel is a way to simplify the importing of multiple exports from a single module. Imagine you have a module called myModule that has several exports, such as: export const foo = 1; export const bar = 2; export const baz = 3; To import these exports into another module, you would normally have to write something like this: import { foo, bar, baz } from './myModule'; This can get tedious if you have a large number of exports, and it can also make your code less readable.
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Why everyone should know KPIs

Every Investor has to know KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) to value Investments. But why did I write that everyone should know them in my title? Knowing KPIs helps you even if you don’t invest any of your money. It helps you e.g. decide which job you should take or which customer you should prefer. Deciding between Job Offers - an Example Recently, I decided to start freelancing besides working on my own projects.
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How legit is a NewsWatch TV Feature?

Many founders get Emails from NewsWatch TV saying that they will promote your company on an American Television “Morning Show”. I also got a similar Mail for Alphalerts.com and want to explain what you, as a Founder, should think about that. Firstly, if you get such a Mail, it is likely that you promoted your product on ProductHunt lately. NewsWatch seems to scrape the ProductHunt listings and even the founder of ProductHunt wrote a tweet about it:
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