Day 31 – First Day of Ruby

First impression: Ruby on Rails has a lot of convenient features and does a lot of stuff automatically, which great, but I’m glad I learned Python and Django first so that I know what’s going on behind the scenes. All in all I’m off to a good start! Continue reading

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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 22 – Ready for the Belt Exam!

My code review with Fiaz went well today. I showed him the completed belt reviewer and dojo secrets assignments and he determined I’m plenty ready to take the belt exam tomorrow. I showed him some of my Swift code too and he seemed impressed that I had gotten as far as I did with only self teaching. He actually laughed out loud when I told him I Continue reading

Day 21 – Belt Reviewer

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

Day 19+20 Django-tastic

This post is a little late, but I’ve been doing well the past two days. Django all day, every day! On Thursday, I picked up more of the basics by porting a bunch of completed Flask assignments over to Django. Ninja Gold, Disappearing Ninjas, and Dojo Survey to name a few. Doing so gave me practice in correctly formatting regex patterns for Continue reading

Day 18 – Intro to Django!

So I started Django today. My first impression is that it’s definitely better suited for larger projects than Flask is. Pretty much everything gets done in one file in Flask, which can get real messy real fast. Django, on the other hand, is designed with the MVC paradigm in mind, so everything is separated out into a nice, structured hierarchy of files. Continue reading