So, last Friday was my graduation day at the Dojo. Armando was already on a plane back to Florida, so Leibel and I were the only two of our group around for the final presentation. I’ll write more about it later when I get back to the correct chronological order of my posts, but I must say this project week was a blast! It was great to Continue reading
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
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
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
Let’s talk about gems! What is a gem? Well, a gem is basically just a nicely packaged collection of code that can be easily plugged right into a Rails project to gain some functionality. Gems are great! Let’s look at some examples… 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
It’s been a bit more than a few days since my last post. I have a couple excuses. My main excuse is because I didn’t really feel like writing about TDD for days and days. That’s pretty much all I’ve been doing this week – TDD, TDD and more TDD. TDD is not exactly the most exciting thing in the world. My other excuse is that 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