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

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 28 – Python Project Week Day 3

Almost done with the MVP! There was some unforeseen complexity with moving multiple selections to the trash, so we still have that left to do. Moving files/folders around is also going to rely on multiple selection, so there’s that too. I stayed up late last night (writing this on Thursday morning) to make the Continue reading

Day 26 – Python Project Week Day 1

Yesterday was the official start of project week. There’s only one other group working on a project besides me and Armando this time around. On Friday we had a Project Week vote again and everyone decided on Etsy for the target clone to create. So the other project week group is going to be building Etsy with the MEAN stack. Etsy is a nice site, but I’m glad that I started early and got to pick Google Drive instead. I’m betting Continue reading