Okay, I just want to start by saying sockets are awesome! I love sockets. We used sockets for a single day at the Dojo before moving on to MongoDB, but man did they leave a good impression. It’s about to be project week now and I am excited to say that I will finally be using sockets again! But before we get to sockets, I should probably summarize express real quick.
On Day 52 (Tuesday of MEAN week 1), I took a day off to take my wife to the DMV for her driver’s license (She never learned in China so she just started when we came to the states). In an attempt to avoid her having to parallel park on the test, we drove way up into the northern suburbs. Apparently, everyone else had the same idea that day because it was totally packed… Continue reading
I didn’t do much coding stuff over the weekend. Before coming in Monday morning, pretty much all I had done was install Node. When I got to the Dojo, instead of the usual morning algorithm whiteboarding session, we watched an algorithm documentary! It was all about how important algorithms are to our daily lives without us even noticing. It was a neat documentary, and it’s available on Netflix if anyone wants to check it out: The Secret Rules of Modern Living: Algorithms Continue reading
Day 43 was pretty chill at the Dojo. I’m writing this super late (already in project week), but I do remember that this was the day we had a refresher on AJAX. Instructor David did a lecture about the basics with quick mentions of the jQuery.get() and jQuery.post() functions. Armando and I AJAX-ified the pants off of Doodle Drive last Continue reading
It feels good to be finally out of the TDD section. TDD is a huge thing in Rails, and I think the reasons for that are in part due to the availability of awesome Gems like RSpec, Capybara, and Factory Girl. This post will be a recap of the few non-TDD related happenings at the Dojo over the past week up to day 42 Continue reading
This is going to be a quick post today. I’ve been picking up some pretty neat topics but I’m gonna give myself a bit of a break and go to bed early for once. First things first, this week’s theme for algorithms is no longer recursion. Instead, we’re taking a step back and returning to Continue reading
Day 35 was the last day of the first week of Ruby! I learned a lot this week, not just about Ruby and Rails, but also about strategic app architecture. Being able to compare and contrast Ruby/Rails, and Python/Django along the way has been really helpful for me when it comes to seeing the big picture of web development. Plus, while here at the Dojo they say that Continue reading