Day 54 – Express and Sockets!

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.

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Day 52 + 53 – Callbacks, Closures and Node as a Server

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

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 43 – Refreshing AJAX

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