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.
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
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
Today started out with more recursive algorithms! I’m really liking recursion. The recursive versions of these old algorithms that we had been writing with for loops are coming out looking so much cleaner! For example, Continue reading
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
I was late this morning due to it being super rainy all day. I suppose the biggest downside to an elevated train, especially for such an outdated one like Chicago’s “L,” is that it’s vulnerable to the elements. My train car got stuck waiting in between stops for around 20 minutes total this morning… Continue reading
It was pretty laid back today. A few students in our cohort were off taking the yellow belt again all morning, so the Web Fun room felt pretty empty. For the rest of us, it was just a catch-up/general exploration day. My group blazed through our daily algorithms, so instructor Mike had to come up with an extra one to keep us occupied. Continue reading