Starting React on Rails

I'm sorry to say that it's been a rough few weeks for me between a reoccurring case of strep throat and a broken laptop. I'll spare you the details. I've completed Stephen Grider's Modern React and Redux course on Udemy and it's easy to see why it's one the most popular and highly rated courses… Continue reading Starting React on Rails

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JavaScript Basics with small projects

Recently I have focused on creating smaller projects to reinforce my understanding of JS basics. Here are a few of my recent efforts: a quiz: GitHub code - GitHub pages a to-do list: GitHub code - GitHub pages a song playlist: GitHub code - GitHub pages dice roller: GitHub code - GitHub pages Flicker API… Continue reading JavaScript Basics with small projects

Wrapping up Rails, Deeper into CSS

This past week I have completed the Rails section of the Odin Project. The course content and Michael Hartl's tutorial have given me a good basis to continue moving forward with back-end development. I've decided to improve and expand two of the apps for inclusion in my portolio; Invitebrite on Heroku and the code on… Continue reading Wrapping up Rails, Deeper into CSS

Using Google Maps API

To gain some experience with APIs, I chose to implement the Google Maps JS API for one of my recent projects. Check out my work, specifically the branch where the action happened, on GitHub or see the an example of the map on Heroku. The implementation for Google Maps API was overall straightforward. I registered… Continue reading Using Google Maps API

Lesson Learned: Model First

I've completed the Michael Hartl Rails Tutorial and started my own web application this week. Check out my latest deploy on Heroku or the code on my GitHub. My goal is to build a similar type of social media app, but with slightly different models focused more on groups. I made a lot of progress with… Continue reading Lesson Learned: Model First

Progress with Ruby on Rails

My recent focus has been on learning more features on Rails and I am about 2/3 of the way through Michael Hartl's  Ruby on Rails Tutorial book. Check out the current state of the sample application on Heroku, or take a look at my code on github. In particular I've been focused on sessions, cookies, authentication,… Continue reading Progress with Ruby on Rails

Mini App Collection with Sinatra

As my Heroku account fills up, I set out on a side project to combine my smaller projects into a single simple portfolio. Check out the app on heroku here or the code is up on github. The project gave me experience assembling the separate Ruby, Javascript, and styling files into a single structure. I… Continue reading Mini App Collection with Sinatra