Category: Dev

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • JSON

    JSON

    I’ve worked with JSON data before when I was learning Swift and iOS development. At the time I didn’t really know much of JavaScript or its object syntax. Back then, I made my version of a weather app call “Clima“. That app pulled down weather information based on your current location using JSON data from […]

  • A battle for the ages

    Captain America Civil War

    Spaces vs tabs is a hilarious holy war that doesn’t really matter but I do find amusing. Modern text editors normalise differences on a project anyway, but I do love these ideological battles. The video below covers it better than I ever could. Enjoy… btw I’m a spaces man 😉

  • Express snippets

    Atom snippets

    Since I’m playing with Express at the moment I’ve updated my collection of snippets to include a few things I seem to be doing regularly: Express setup I use the shortcut “myExpressSetup” to kick off all my new Express projects. It has basically all the parts I need to get the project underway, and means […]

  • NPM and a Demon

    So learning node.js has been really interesting so far, I’m quite taken by it. It’s great being able to transfer my JavaScript skills from frontend to backend. One of the things I’m enjoying most about it is NPM. By their own definition: NPM is the world’s largest software registry. Open source developers from every continent […]

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