What happens when you don’t code for over a week?
It’s been almost two weeks since my last post. A friend came to visit me in NYC for a week so I didn’t code at all. At the end of the week I had an interview and a coding test for a job which I failed horribly. Just goes to show what taking a week off does. It was timed so it didn’t help but I was still very rusty.
Out of that though I ended up actually getting an offer at a different company as a software engineer intern on the front end starting next month which I am so so excited about. I had been searching close to three months for a job and finally have gotten my break. I will definitely be posting my experience as an intern on here.
So for the last week I decided to go to basics using React (which I’ll be using at the new job) and picked up the book above. I loved it so much I wanted to recommend it on here. I had a pretty good understanding of everything covered but picked up a few new things along the way which was great.
If you’re looking to learn React as a complete beginner I can’t recommend the book enough. It’s quick at 200 pages and I worked through it in about 5 days.
I’ve been feeling awesome today for some reason. I have had such energy. Maybe it was the workout, I have no clue. Anyhow, tonight I’m backing up all of the containers and virtual machines on the vyralynn dedicated server that I and my friend are taking down tomorrow because it was getting to pricey for us and it wasn’t worth it at the moment for us to keep it up. I’m going to be moving some of the containers over to their own instances on AWS or DigitalOcean for now.
I’m also hosting a Q&A on my story tonight where I will be answering your questions so don’t forget to ask me while you have the chance! I got some ideas today of a future project that I’m really excited about and will most definitely be working on soon. I can’t wait to share it with you guys!
Remember that your goals don’t work unless you do. Have a great Saturday night!
Day 5 of 365.
Spent most of the day looking at other peoples' personal websites to get some ideas for my website. Base on what I liked, I made a few wireframes.
Since I'm not a designer, my logo is going to be simply my name and surname, and for favicons and small logo - initials.
Tomorrow will choose a design for the website. I'm not going to spend much time on that because it's not hard to make changes to a small website)
When to Redis? When to MongoDB? That’s the question! Decisions.... Decisions! Should PostgreSQL and MySQL come out to play? Hmm!🙄🤯
What’s your favorite database and why?
Thank you so much @travelcodingninja I love this adorable tshirt! 😍😍 If you don’t already follow @travelcodingninja check out her feed, she is living the developer dream! 😮 To get this tee for yourself go see @devherobrand 😏 #Repost @holliewrightre
Simple Calculator App
My first showcase item made with React. It was unexpectedly challenging. You might think making a simple calculation UI is easy enough huh? 🤣 Well, wait 'till we add point, delete button and some edge cases to the plate.
It was fun most of the time, and it also helps me improve with JS, Vim and @codepen itself. Awesome platform btw!
Link can be found on my profile. More to come!
Photo by: @theflorianthompson
I‘m incredibly grateful for flipping the switch and stopped searching for happiness and opportunity and realizing I create happiness and opportunity.
Focus on the things you can control and let the other things go.
Jeff Bezos was asked why he’s not stressed all the time running Amazon.
His answer was brilliant.
He said stress only comes from not taking the first step. Whenever he has a problem he takes the very first step to solving it.
It could be as little as writing it down or talking to someone. You don’t have to solve it just yet but start working on it immediately.
Happy Friday! And keep being awesome 🔥🥇