I’m very proud to say that I’ve finished my course at General Assembly!  It feels really good to achieve a goal; so far, 2017 has been the year of the slay-age! I’ve been keeping busy by looking for jobs this past month and half and practicing the skills that I’ve learned. The folks at GA have been very helpful with career coaching – answering any questions that I have and doing mock interviews, both technical and non-tech related.  If you are a career-switcher (or beginner), I’d definitely recommend hiring a career coach if you think you need some help. Practice makes perfect, and working with someone who does this as a profession helps in many ways! They will make you[…]

This week we continued working with node.js for our backend. We installed a few npm modules such as express and mustache (a popular template system for Javascript), and body-parser so that we can work with JSON.  We started to work on integrating creating routes in express, and tying them into our PostgreSQL database.  Routing and rendering are a little bit fuzzy at the moment, but I know with practice I’ll understand it more and more.  We are closer to creating a full CRUD app, which I believe will be our next project. I’ve also started to think about doing my portfolio and other site projects.  Not sure how to lay it out yet, but I’ll let myself have some fun with[…]

Week four came and went, with much learning as always! We started to learn node.js and express, as well as PostgresSQL.  We usually learn something new in the afternoons, then work on other tech we’ve learned and practice in the mornings. Same with homework (each day). We also learned how to install modules with npm for nodejs. Learning ajax was interesting, as I was always curious how that works. Things are starting to click more, so I’m grateful for that. Onto week five!