Category: General

Once a Student, Always a Student

In the coming week, I will be completing my final Assessment with Flatiron School/ and becoming a graduate of the program, marking the end of the Full Stack Web Development curriculum as a student. Over the last year, as I worked to reach this point, I acquired an immeasurable amount of information about web development, Ruby and JavaScript […]

Capturing HTTP Requests and API Debugging On Demand

Over the last few months, as I’ve pivoted to learning JavaScript, jQuery, making AJAX calls using jQuery, (and am now gearing up to learn Angular), I began utilizing the awesome API testing tool Postman to assist in debugging my programming. Postman allows a user to send HTTP requests (GET, POST, PATCH, etc.) to API endpoints, passing the headers, authorization […]

Your Organized Data Can Be Worth Millions

Data is everywhere. It is relied on by every industry including advertising, health, science, government, shopping, finance, and service-oriented industries and more. Advertising can be targeted to specific individuals based on their online behavior, offline behavior, where they are located at the very moment, what they read and search for online, or even talk with their […]

With a little help from my [framework] friends…

One of the fundamentals of programming is “don’t repeat yourself” or DRY, focused on “reducing repetition of information.”While one might think of applying this principle only to the code they are developing themselves, the Open Source software movement is so large and vast, that there is a very good chance that something you are trying […]

My Development and Learner’s Toolkit

When you’re creating anything, whether it be something physical like a chair or another piece of furniture, or software code, you need to have the right, robust set of tools to assist you in getting the job done. Over the last few years, I’ve put together what I feel is a pretty good toolkit. Yet I’m […]

I’m on my way…

For as long as I can remember, I have always been interested in computers and technology, so much so that when I was growing up, my friends and peers in school used to call me the “next Bill Gates” (at the time Microsoft was dominating the market). My knowledge and passion for computing was always apparent […]

Greetings and Welcome!

Hi there and welcome to the latest edition of my blog! It has been quite a number of years since I had a blog (I just looked on the waybackmachine…it looks like my initial one lasted until 2005, so it’s been over a decade!) On that blog, I commented on what was going on in the […]

About This Blog

This blog will serve as my outlet to share my thoughts and learnings as I dedicate myself to becoming a full-stack web developer...something too long in the making.

What I’ve Been Learning

+ Ruby
+ Ruby on Rails
+ JavaScript
+ jQuery
+ AngularJS