Author: Glen Young

  • Mutation === 💩

    One of the many things I’ve picked up from the excellent Syntax podcast over the years is mutation should be avoided. Today a came across a great example of this with the reverse array method. I had some code that looked something like this: To my surprise the resulting output of the console logging was […]

  • Protecting myself from myself 🔒

    Being the lone developer on a personal project makes it really easy to do sloppy things. For example, doing undisciplined things with my git repo, like just working in the master branch (I really need to change that to main) and pushing commits directly to it. It’s much better practice to create a branch for […]

  • Taking the month off

    After I completed the full stake web dev boot camp (see my final project code) I decided to give myself a month off studying software development to explore a few other interests. I’d always kicked around the idea of doing some electronics, so I had a hunt around for some little starter projects to upskill […]

  • Sponsor me!

    Did you know you can sponsor my study and contributions to open source projects? If I had my way that’s how I’d spend all my professionally time, but a dude’s got to eat right?! Any funds raised will go directly towards covering costs of study and/or contributions to the open web. The best part is […]

  • MongoDB and macOS Catalina

    Like a good Apple nerd, I updated to the latest version of macOS Catalina. If you’re using older 32bit apps Catalina won’t run them. Thankfully, I wasn’t in that position, so I didn’t anticipate any issues. So young so innocent. As it turns out another chance in Catalina does affect my normal workflow. The change […]

  • Coding on a plane… on an iPad

    fiji airways

    The project In my ongoing efforts to up my development game, I’m currently working on learning how to create an app that has user authentication. Adding authentication to the web app is completely new to me and as always, I’m time constrained. So, when I found myself in a plane on the runway for over […]

  • Traversing folders

    banana

    I always manage to forget the syntax for traversing folders. So for the recorded, this is how it’s done: / means drop back to the root folder then traverse from there. For example <img src=”/assets/images/banana.jpg” alt=”banana”> the images folder is at the root level ./ means start at the current working directory. In this example, <img src=”./images/banana.jpg” alt=”banana”> the […]

  • RESTful Routes

    Magnificent 7

    What are REST, Routes, CRUD? Representation State Transfer or REST is a pattern/convention for defining our routes. Routes are the code that listens and receives requests then figures out what to send back. CRUD stands for Create, Read, Update, and Delete. These are the 4 basic functions we have when building an API. So why […]

  • Installing MongoDB on macOS

    MongoDB

    The course I’m doing uses Cloud 9 (C9) as cloud-based IDE. I’ve basically ignored that side of things and done everything locally on my Mac as that feels more real world to me. Turns out this was a good decision as C9 has recently announced it’s shutting down. Anyway, at times this has made things […]

  • YelpCamp

    Camping

    I’ve now reached a turning point in my web dev course. This morning I started writing code on my first meaty project, YelpCamp. As the name implies the YelpCamp project is Yelp but for campsites. The idea isn’t to release this as a service that people will actually use. The intent is to combine what […]

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