Javascript and AngularJS

I’ve had this drafted for awhile but I’ve forgotten to post it so here it goes anyways … again. This one’s going to be short, due to focusing on finishing the capstone.

The final two weeks of in-class learning are here. Nothing beats learning a whole new language and framework while you’re trying to finish your capstone project, but here we go. Javascript joins HTML and CSS as being third primary language that can be read by nearly every internet browser across the world. Unlike HTML and CSS it’s a functional programming language that doesn’t just specify working in styles.

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Creating and Reading API’s, More Git

I’ve had this drafted for awhile but I’ve forgotten to post it so here it goes anyways … again.

In the previous couple of weeks, learning how to add security features to our app was fun, and Devise actually makes a lot of these things easier, so long as we don’t try to add any customization to it afterwards. These next few weeks have been spent on learning how to call API’s and learning how to create them. We also returned to Git, something we’d covered in the first week of class.

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Booleans, Validations, Devise, and TDD

I’ve had this drafted for awhile but I’ve forgotten to post it so here it goes anyways … again.

After finishing our work on databases and Active Record database calls, we’ve switched to working on booleans again, something we covered in the Ruby stage of the bootcamp, only this time it’s getting a bit more elaborate. Devise, validations, and test driven development (TDD) are the heart of what we’ve been working on these past few weeks.

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Rails Active Record and SQL Queries

I’ve had this drafted for awhile but I’ve forgotten to post it so here it goes anyways …

These past few weeks have been focused on learning MySQL and active record methods. There are two types of databases which contain all other subtypes: SQL and noSQL. Class time has been focused on learning only SQL, specifically MySQL. We’ve also learned how to convert data from SQLite to MySQL as well installing SQL to our Rails projects. Making basic database queries isn’t too challenging, it’s when multiple tables need to speak together that things can get tricky.

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“Hello World”

It seems “Hello World” is a good starting point to begin a website that’s dedicated to computer programming. Although I’m certainly beyond writing my first program, I’ve still got quite a journey ahead of me.

At the beginning of 2016 I joined the Anyone Can Learn To Code Bootcamp in Chicago. Before that I completed three weeks of pre-work. And before that I’d been self-teaching myself Ruby and Python – even having some degrees of success doing so.

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