Day 22 – Ready for the Belt Exam!

My code review with Fiaz went well today. I showed him the completed belt reviewer and dojo secrets assignments and he determined I’m plenty ready to take the belt exam tomorrow. I showed him some of my Swift code too and he seemed impressed that I had gotten as far as I did with only self teaching. He actually laughed out loud when I told him I Continue reading

Day 21 – Belt Reviewer

I made it to the belt reviewer today! The objective is to make a fully featured book review site. Users can register, log in, view book reviews, view book pages, visit user profiles, and create new reviews. Supposedly, the belt exam for the python stack is easier than the belt reviewer, so if I can finish the belt reviewer satisfactorily, Continue reading

Day 19+20 Django-tastic

This post is a little late, but I’ve been doing well the past two days. Django all day, every day! On Thursday, I picked up more of the basics by porting a bunch of completed Flask assignments over to Django. Ninja Gold, Disappearing Ninjas, and Dojo Survey to name a few. Doing so gave me practice in correctly formatting regex patterns for Continue reading

Day 18 – Intro to Django!

So I started Django today. My first impression is that it’s definitely better suited for larger projects than Flask is. Pretty much everything gets done in one file in Flask, which can get real messy real fast. Django, on the other hand, is designed with the MVC paradigm in mind, so everything is separated out into a nice, structured hierarchy of files. Continue reading

Day 15, Weekend, 16 – Smashing The Wall

Okay so I’ve been neglecting my daily blog posts for the past couple days but I promise there’s a good reason for that. After getting my goal of smashing The Wall by the end of Tuesday (day 17), I went full speed ahead. On Friday (day 15), I connected MySQL workbench to MAMP and started running actual databases and SQL queries.  Continue reading

Day 14 – Finishing up Flask Fundamentals

Today I got a concrete goal to work towards! I got permission from Instructor Fiaz to follow the original Python track and take the belt exam on the Friday of week three! That means, assuming I pass, I’ll be able to take part in project week! I’m gonna power on full speed ahead from now on in order to reach that goal. Continue reading