Ruby Project Week Recap

I’ve been failing pretty hard at keeping the blog up to date recently. Now that I’m just starting the MEAN stack I’ll try to keep at it again. Before I get into day 51 and beyond though, I wanted to do a quick recap of the last week and a half of the Ruby stack. 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

Day 10 – Last Day of Web Fundamentals

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

Day 8+9 – jQuery + APIs + AJAX

Day 8 really stepped up the difficulty with advanced jQuery. Well, now that I’m writing this the morning after day 9 it doesn’t seem like it was that hard, but yesterday was a bit of a struggle too. I can tell that I’ve reached the point where I’m definitely not coasting any more, and I’m excited about it. Continue reading

Day 5 – Yellow Belt Exam

The yellow belt exam was pretty much the same as the assignments we’d been doing for the past few days. Get a picture of a website, recreate it with HTML and CSS. The only difference was that this one was timed. The website I had to recreate was just marginally more complex than the ones I’d been recreating previously. Continue reading

Day 4 – Finishing up CSS

Today was the last day of CSS assignments. I got in a bit late this morning because I lost track of time while working on my blog, oops! Luckily I got there just in time for morning algorithms. I realized after a couple days into the bootcamp that all those “pre-bootcamp algorithms” I wrote up over three days were actually Continue reading

My Developer Journey

My first taste of “programming,” if you could call it that, was way back in my freshman year of high school. I took an intro to web design class which was all about HTML, CSS and Dreamweaver, with maybe just a little sprinkling of JavaScript. In that class I learned the basics of website building and managed to build a few sites. Continue reading