Got My Third Black Belt – Time to Blog About MEAN!

The last post I published was Day 51, which was the first day of the MEAN stack. Now it’s the weekend after Day 65… Three weeks of MEAN have passed, I’m now a triple black belt, and I’m about to get started on my last project at Coding Dojo. Before I reveal the target clone of this project week though, I want to catch up on the events of the mean stack. I actually have a whole slew of unfinished drafts that I’ve been typing up during my commutes, so I’m going to fix those up a bit and start pumping them out in chronological order. The algorithms my cohort have been working on this month were especially interesting, so I plan to separate out my mentions of them into separate posts that will come later.

I actually have a whole slew of unfinished drafts that I’ve been typing up during my commutes, so I’m going to fix those up a bit and start pumping them out in chronological order. The algorithms my cohort have been working on this month were especially interesting, so I plan to separate out my mentions of them into separate posts that will come later.

Also, now that I’m just about done with my Coding Dojo bootcamp experience, I plan to transition this blog into a more freeform tutorials/observations/job hunting/work experience/developer journey kind of thing. Basically, I’m not sure what it’s going to look like in the future, but I do want to keep blogging so I’ll just go with the flow.

Day 51 – First Day of MEAN

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 35 – Partials, Partials Everywhere

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

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