Learning Node and JS Frameworks/Libraries

Since my last post I've been focusing on wrapping up some of the JavaScript games, learning the basics of Node, and experimenting with different frameworks and libraries for my next step of learning. I started with reading the Node documentation and some resources from the Odin Project. While it's still a challenge, I feel my… Continue reading Learning Node and JS Frameworks/Libraries

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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

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

Building an App with Sinatra

Today I completed my first web application with RSpec and a GUI without following a tutorial. Check out what I built here, hosted on Heroku. There was guidance in the tips in the instructions, but I worked through the cycle of implementing, checking error messages, and Googling for solutions when needed. The project was expanding… Continue reading Building an App with Sinatra

Reading Peter Cooper’s Beginning Ruby

This week I have mostly focused on reading Peter Cooper's Beginning Ruby. It's the most continuous reading from a textbook that I've done in a long time. Up to this point, I've been working through smaller reads before tackling a project or exercise to reinforce the information. The book is great and has been a… Continue reading Reading Peter Cooper’s Beginning Ruby